Only time can show you
Thru an invisible door
In the bottom of the ocean

I threw a bird at the sky
Someone told me that
You'd better close your eyes
And I said

Don't you wonder sometimes
Why I paddle thru the clouds
In my oversized
Canoe but I'm always on your side?

Can you feel it?
My love's flowing out my sides
You've been asked so fly
I thrust to some lie, yeah
It's you see my fish needs to thrive
As long as I'm alive

Aside from the leaves that fall you know
It's been justified
You've gotta take it in your stride
Besides the nightmares that lie before you
You've always found
A reason to stay happy to be alive

If you look closely you'll always find
Signals that make your mind grind
But those are just a mind fucker tag lie

You'll always
Have control of your life
Go with the feeling that's right
You know, man, all the media may try, yeah
But my beautiful spirit
Is glued to my eye, ah


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    General CommentI think this song means to accept life and maybe if you look deeper you'll find more. Or to be open to things. I think the part about my fish needs to thrive as long as I'm alive is because he's a Pisces. This is my favorite song (well lately) from Smile From the Streets You Hold album
    mrsfruscianteon August 19, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me, this song helped me alot with finding a way to live in the life im living right now. Heres my interpretation:

    Only time can show you
    Thru an invisible door
    In the bottom of the ocean

    (everyone needs time to find out who they are, what they wanna do and where they wanna live for. It just needs some time and some thinking but everyone will find it)

    I threw a bird at the sky
    Someone told me that
    You'd better close your eyes
    And I said

    ( I think this is about being in the clouds all the time with your mind, just thinking about life. Some people telling u that u shouldn't think so much about difficult things like life. So "close your eyes" means just live and dont think about why do you live and stuff like that)

    Don't you wonder sometimes
    Why I paddle thru the clouds
    In my oversized
    Canoe but I'm always on your side?

    ( This is almost the same, he's just always in the clouds thinking about the things. "oversized canoe" is i think too much thoughts for the heads and just can't find the solution for some things. 'im always on your side' means that he will still be in this life while he is still thinking about everything and with his thoughts high in the sky he still has to live and do everything)

    Can you feel it?
    My love's flowing out my sides
    You've been asked so fly
    I thrust to some lie, yeah
    It's you see my fish needs to thrive
    As long as I'm alive

    (I dont know what this really means, i think the last part about the fish means that he just has to live and doing everything he loves, let his creativity set free and do what he want to day, his whole life long.)

    Aside from the leaves that fall you know
    It's been justified.
    You've gotta take it in your stride
    Besides the nightmares that lie before you
    You've always found
    A reason to stay happy to be alive

    ( When time is passing really fast, the hard things will still be in your head, and you will always think about it. Some people manage it to be always happy beside the nightmares (hard things of life) and they dont seem to think much about life)

    If you look closely you'll always find
    Signals that make your mind grind
    But those are just a mind fucker tag lie

    (when you leave your thoughts for a second, there will be MANY other things to think about and you will never find solutions, so it will grind your mind. That is why that thoughts are just a mind fucker tag lie)

    You'll always
    Have control of your life
    Go with the feeling that's right
    You know, man, all the media may try, yeah
    But my beautiful spirit
    Is glued to my eye, ah

    ( well yea, this part means just everything for me. This helped me so much with difficult things in life. Everyone is just doing what people ask from them, they go to school, earn money, have a wife, getting old and die. Much people never do what they want to do, all the media may try to show you that everyone just lives the way you dont live, but you know what you want to do and you will always see that)

    John frusciante, i love you. You're my hero and you are the reason why i live.
    Frooshantayon November 04, 2014   Link

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