"Marvelous Things" as written by and Chauntelle/dupree Dupree....
I woke the dawn
Saw horses growing out the lawn
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

I glimpsed a bat with butterfly wings
Oh what marvelous things
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh

Dark nights hold tight and sleep tight my baby
Morning light shall burst bright and keep us here safely
I followed a rabbit through rows of mermaids entwined shrubbery
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh what marvelous things

But they are they are they are giving me the creeps
Dark nights hold tight and sleep tight my baby
Morning light shall burst bright and keep us here safely
Oh lying in the sun

Everyday feeling all of the magic and might find the wonder
Dark nights hold tight and sleep tight my baby
Morning light shall burst bright and keep us here safely
Morning light shall burst bright and keep us here safely

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh


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"Marvelous Things" as written by Jonathan Wilson Chauntelle Dupree

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    My InterpretationI'd like to start by saying that reading all of the interpretations by everyone is almost as awesome as hearing this song itself. They definitely make me think a bit harder about my own feelings on it.

    To me, this song's theme is pretty clear: the preservation of innocence in the face of inevitable hardship. With a lot of Eisley songs the lyrics can never be taken literally. Some people have said that the chorus evokes images of someone trying to coax a child to sleep and that the sunlight will awaken him/her, but I imagine something more along the lines of the protagonist saying "even though darkness will come, you and I will stick together until the morning and then the new day will be all the more wondrous." I see the song's protagonist/s trying to shut out all of the bad things in life and create their own world where there are still such things as magic and wonder. Finally, even though this wonder can some times give them the "creeps", it's still an amazing thing to be able to find wonder in the world and not let the darkness drag them down.
    CabronDeOzon July 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is fucken creepy and beautiful at the same time....makes me remember of falling asleep with my old girl, cause I always woke up hours before she did and I just laid there with her while she slept in the morning light just enjoying her presence....sigh
    gilbagon April 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti suppose i'll post under this song, since none of the others have anything... such conformity. Anyway, I sit here on the last day of school in my dorm room and this song has all the meaning in the world. Just have faith... when your friends leave, and some you'll never see again...know them in your heart... thats what i feel about it.
    Limpeton May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song seems to really reflect how wonderful the simple things in life really are. It almost reminds me of seeing the world through a child's eyes, especially after watching the video which really accentuates simplicity. I go to church with Eisley here in Tyler, Texas, so I've been spoiled into getting to hear them perform once a week (they are the worship band where I attend). They are such an amazing band and I cannot wait until their full-length comes out.
    escapetonighton May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with escapetonight. i think it's about seeing thing through a child's eyes or another innocent when the world is magical,there are no cares or worries, and when imagination runs free.
    There also may be something else associate with this song. Can't put my finger on it yet. I'm talking about the line "...marvelous thing, but they are giving me the creeps. dark nights hold tight." Maybe coming of age? I don't know! Agh!
    It's a beautiful song. Love Eisley, does anyone know if they're going on tour and when if they are?
    zerorespectson May 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs this band named after Loren Eisley?
    incuon June 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to their website...the band is called Eisley...for no special reason...it just is. Eisley is a great band, all of their songs/melodies seem to stick in your head...but in a good way. Jesse Lacey once said in an interview that Eisley is so good that he's afraid that he might not listen to anything else. I'd have to agree with Jesse.
    driftwood21on July 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwell it seems to be about the innocence seen through a childs eyes. it seems to be the general consensus on what the song is about, but i'd have to concur. and it's called eisley because it is influenced from the star wars cantina called moss eisley which was on tantooine haha. chauntelle said it was because the cantina was on another world which is what she hoped the listeners would feel about their music, like it was from another world or something. i dunno. i love eisley.
    tragiknownfacton October 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentincu and driftwood21, Eisley are named after "Mos Eisley" (if you are familiar with Star Wars, you know what that is). Mos Eisley was their original name, but they changed it in fear that they might be sued by the creators.
    pantsuiton November 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually, pantsuit, the band were originally called Moss Eisley with two s's.
    christietankon January 11, 2005   Link

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