Naveed (song)

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"Naveed"
Single by Our Lady Peace
from the album Naveed
ReleasedApril 17, 1995
GenreAlternative rock
Post-grunge
Length5:51
Songwriter(s)Raine Maida

"Naveed'" is a 1995 alternative rock/post-grunge song by the Canadian alternative rock band Our Lady Peace and is the first single from their debut studio album Naveed, which was released in 1994. The song was written by Raine Maida.

Meaning of the song[change | change source]

It's named after a friend of mine. His name is Naveed. He is Iranian and one day he told me the background (of the name) was a person referred to as a bearer of good news. The album title Naveed kind of ties in all the lyrics. 'Naveed' talks about someone scared to die, but at the same time interested in it. Naveed was playing with a gun and was unaware that one chamber within the gun contained a bullet. We took the concept of Naveed and placed it in the dark optimism of our music. We have forced Naveed to travel the distance between mysticism and bitter reality