We were in a park
I could jump so far
Seems like all I'd ever done
Was smoking pot out in the car
And this figure faded in
From the departees of my old school

He says "Ben
We both know you're asleep
I've been running through these fields
It's such a lovely place you dream
Is it your imagination?
It's been years since I've been on my feet"

Now it's Rocky's day
Send his soul on it's way
The sun won't be coming out
Yeah it's Rocky's day
And it's time he went way
The sun won't be coming out today

I recall
But I don't know who
Told me Rocky was a runner
Won a medal back in school
Now at Christmas momma says
"You go up with me to Rocky's room"
, As we watched the sun go down
He thanks me for my dreams
He said "I know you think you are
But you're not completely free
The man who's seen a spectre of
Departure is completely free"

Now it's Rocky's day
Send his soul on it's way
The sun won't be coming out today
Yeah it's Rocky's day
Send his soul on it's way
The sun won't be coming out today

Then he smiled
And he turned and walked away
He said over his shoulder
"I'll be gone when you're awake"


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    General CommentImaginary friend!!

    i've never heard this song before, if soemone ever has, they should tell me where i can find an audio version of it!!
    thanks
    -MARY
    commonmaryon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a neighbor of Ben's (or a friend of Ben's) growing up who he didn't know that well until one summer. He was a big-man-on-campus sort and then out of nowhere he killed himself. This is Ben (or someone) going through the grieving process essentially. He is also remarking on the weirdness of haveing just gotten to know the kid and suddenly being considered by his family one of his best friends, such as they as him to go up to Rocky's room, as if he had known him for years, even though he had only been in his room a few times.
    diggiton June 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commentwow.
    wavejarson June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdiggit has it right, I asked Ben about this song when i interviewed him. it is on the "Beginnings" album
    WARADEon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"He says "Ben
    We both know you're asleep"

    "As we watched the sun go down
    He thanks me for my dreams"

    i love those lines. when i heard it i thought it was about a friend he had who died (who he didnt know very well), and ben was talking to him and spending time with him in his dreams because he wishes he got to know him better
    draglineon March 09, 2007   Link

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