For every story gone untold
There's a secret that dissolves
So many pieces still unsolved
You're not quite who you think you are
Can see the symptoms from afar
I'm hosing down your shooting star
There you go again to fall
Waiting on a friend to call
If you wait I'm gonna drive it home
(Carry all of this away from here)
If you wait I'm gonna drive it home
(Kiss you every time the rains appear)
Sometimes we wish for far away
But something always makes me stay
Far too strong a bond to try and break
You know exactly where you've been
The shooting star is hardly seen
Outshined by every other beam
There you go again to fall
Waiting on a friend to call
If you wait I'm gonna drive it home
(Carry all of this away from here)
If you wait I'm gonna drive it home[repeated]
(Kiss you every time the rains appear)
(I'm feeling richer I'm feeling taller)
(I feel like every time I try to fit the picture)
(I've got to keep up with all the others)
(Looking for whatever we were never to discover)
Now you're ringing out slowly
Like cathedral bells
And you'd sleep through heaven
Just to get to hell
Now you drop away slowly
Like the autumn leaves
But you lose your colour
When you hit the street
When you hit the street
When you hit the street


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    General CommentThis song deals with unfullfilled and forgotten dreams.
    The lines: "(I've got to keep up with all the others)" and "If you wait I'm gonna drive it home
    (Carry all of this away from here)"
    suggest to me that Fanning is troubled by desires he has that have negative influences... such as how the media could make a girl want to lose weight or a man act hyper-masculine- and that he wants to break away from that. He wants to alter other people's desires as well :" I'm hosing down your shooting star"
    This causes hopelessness because now with out dreams or aspirations there is no hope, but he wants to reassure that you already have everything you could ever want, though we might think we want to live in an 'ideal', larger than life world.
    This is because our true aspirations are blocked out by fake wishes : "The shooting star is hardly seen
    Outshined by every other beam"
    Finally, when we get everything we thought we wanted, we realize how unhappy where we are, in a 'Woe to he who gets what he desires' sense. At the end, Fanning shows strong references to suicide by jumping of a building. The lines "And you'd sleep through heaven
    Just to get to hell" showing that there was more happiness when we didn't have all the things that we wanted.
    I'm pretty sure Fanning was refering to more specific things, though I can't see exactly what they were. Anyway, that was my interpretation.
    FlyHueon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwould love to know what this song is about. Has to be my fav Powderfinger song by far. love it
    Morphyon February 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNow you drop away slowly
    Like the autumn leaves
    But you lose your colour
    When you hit the street

    Love this part very much, someone fading away....
    bonnieblueson October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentvery nice said FluHue
    bonnieblueson June 23, 2007   Link
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    My OpinionMy fave album song from the fingers, and i am a BIG fan
    listenend 2 powderfinger every day for 10 months :p
    haha sad much?? lol
    but they r so good
    joshyyon April 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is the 3rd song of powderfinger's "Oi" trilogy
    3 songs from 3 albums have the letter "oi" in a song
    Oipic- Double allergic
    Capoicity- Internationalist
    Thilloilogy- Oydessy# 5
    there is a good explination on wikipedia
    joshyyon April 28, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti always thought this song was about living your life for other people, like your family, and not for yourself. Putting your dreams and ambitions on hold because you dont know how to break away from them, especially when those desires you have are different from what is considereed "normal" for everone else in your life.

    thats how i realte to it anyway.

    also one of my fave from powderfinger.
    jenniferkymon January 13, 2011   Link

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