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Conquer Me
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: Bobby Sheehan

Hail to you my mountain climber busy at your task
I know you're in a hurry but there's something I must ask
Do you ever get lonely climbing up so high
If you don't want to answer me I can understand why
Are you running for heaven, or are you running fast from hell
If that's your intention, you aren't doing very well
If I told you a secret, would you want to know more
I've got a challenge I hope you won't ignore

Conquer me figure me out and set me free
I've got a hundred million things to show you as many more to see
But only if you conquer me

Sometimes I get this precious view and the grand scheme shows its face
When all is in harmony it can be such a lonely place
The melody is sad and sweet, and the dance I do is fun
Yes I love this precious view but I'm staring at the sun
It's like watching a movie about a game you won't get to play
It seems to go on without me, and I just gotta get in the way
For as pretty the picture, I share this view alone
Will anyone stoop to grasp this gauntlet I have thrown

Conquer me figure me out and set me free
I've got a hundred million things to show you as many more to see
But only if you conquer me

Hail to all you mountain climbers all you dreamers on the run
I'm your self appointed solicitor but now I speak to only one
Whoever she is now, and whoever she'll become
I'd like to ask her to hurry please and if she's walking could she run
It's not my impatience though perhaps just there I lied
It's just I'm feeling invincible and it has me terrified
Are you safe and are you healthy, and hope you're all right
Entombed in my bravado, I was hoping soon you might

Conquer me figure me out and set me free
Conquer me figure me out and set me free

1993 Blues Traveler Pub. Corp.

First release: Save His Soul
Released: 04/06/1993
Earliest time played: 06/19/1992
Last time played: 07/04/2013
Playing frequency:
  78 plays (see all shows)
  4.20% of shows in the database
  5.00% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This was supposed to be Blues Traveler's "big single" off of Save His Soul.
  The video was played, by John's admission, "about four times at 2am" on MTV before disappearing from the airwaves. It was filmed on April 4th, 1993, "in the freezing cold," two days before the album was released.
  The video is based on a chance encounter at a crosswalk in New York City. The ring that the little boy finds at the beginning - the same one picked up by the teenage guy at the end - is a handmade silver one that John wears.
  Made it as high as #34 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1993.

Other recordings of "Conquer Me":
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Conquer Me, 1993
  Sales/Strikeforce Compilation, 1993
  Blues for the Mitten State, 1993
  Album Network Rock Tuneup #96, 1993
  Hitdisc 988B, 1993
  HORDE Sampler '93, 1993
  Shop Lift 2, 1993
  Travelogue: Blues Traveler Classics, 2002
  Sportsbook - The Soundtrack 2003-2004, 2004


Will anyone stoop to grasp this gauntlet I have thrown
To "throw down the gauntlet" is to issue a challenge. The expression stems from medieval times when one knight would challenge another to a duel by throwing his gauntlet (a metal glove) to the ground in front of his would-be opponent. If the gauntlet was picked up, the duel was accepted. See also "Great Big World".