What's that you're saying there? Oh well
Rain rushing window pane
Can't see what space I'm in, oh well
But I'm safe inside me here, oh well


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Old Piano song meanings
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    General CommentMaybe whe woke up after a crazy night with someone and doesn't know where she is...it's night, she looks outside the window, its raining...she can't see the space she's in but feels safe, so oh well, she just goes to back to sleep....
    Themeaningon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentamazing.
    publicon May 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe most beautiful song ever.
    I think it's just all about feeling lost.. and depressed and confused, which is why she keeps saying 'oh well', like she's too weak to find out, and can't be bothered to do anything.
    The song portrays a sense of insecurity.
    It mightn't even mean anything, but the music is amazingly beautiful.
    When I listen to it, I just feel like staying at home, looking out a window on a rainy day and playing the piano. =]
    x_hotelpaperon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love it

    It makes you dreamy and sad, but not too sad
    mellohighlifeon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song says "Not sure what space i'm in"...
    And I agree the song is beautiful :)
    mo0nangelon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song, one of my favorites from her =]...

    It does sound like she may be depressed, but it also sounds like it's not bothering her too much. I mean to me it sounds like she's just woken up kind of hazy and not sure how she got to this place, but it's not bothering her because its a safe enough place for her to lose herself and not think of her current situation (hence the "oh well" part). Kind of like billy collins poem "saturday morning"
    lg135on December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm going to come at this song from a purely personal point of view. I first fell in love with this song because I love simple vocals over piano and a friend told me I say "oh well' a lot. I never really thought of it much but saying oh well is my way of coping with the world. Like this song it creates a safe place for me but numbs me to the world. A lot of times I let things go that I really shouldn't. But I'm safe inside me here.
    notworthlovingon December 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe whe woke up after a crazy night with someone and doesn't know where she is...it's night, she looks outside the window, its raining...she can't see the space she's in but feels safe, so oh well, she just goes to back to sleep....
    Themeaningon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. I agree with lg135 and Themeaning with this. She's woken up, and doesn't know where she's at, but she feels safe and is away from her problems so it's all right.
    lrkrmo15on July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti feel like it's not about waking up, but about hiding in yourself
    maybe it's because that's how i relate to it
    "what's that you're saying there? oh well"
    she casts off the words of others, the whispers of others (if it was clearly and audibly spoken she wouldn't have to ask what was said) to keep herself from harm
    it's like she's living in an eggshell
    the rain blocks her view from the outside world
    she can't see where she is and she doesn't care
    she's safe within herself because no judgment lies there

    she doesn't care anymore
    that is her safety net, and it is a good one, except it keeps her from truly enjoying anything
    so she will always be stuck in the rain
    Dweetleon May 27, 2008   Link

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