"Autumn Shade II" as written by and Craig Robert Nicholls....
Look through me because I am transparent
Ought to know me but why even know yourself
I'm beginning to need all that I can't have
I'm succeeding to speak like I'm fucking mad

Look at the autumn shade
You are white and I am grey
Looking at the autumn shade, oh yeah

Look through me because I am transparent
Ought to know me but why even know yourself
I'm beginning to need all that I can't have
I'm succeeding to speak like I'm fucking mad

Looking at the autumn shade
You are white and I am grey
Looking at the autumn shade, oh yeah

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"Autumn Shade II" as written by Craig Robert Nicholls

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    General CommentThe lyrics are You am I and I am Great, not You are white and i am grey. man, how i wish you dumb motherfuckers would look at the actual lyrics in the linernotes before you post shit. anyway, this song is cool, i like it better than the first. only bad part is the lack of lyrics....the verse is repeated once, and the chorus a couple, and its over.
    TransparentSunChildon April 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics describes a person who feels that they are true to their image. Whatever you see on the outside is what you see on the inside for him/her for they are transparent. However there is that haunting feeling that he/she doesn't know themselves even though they feel transparent and makes him/her feel inadequate because no one really relates to them. That's why he/she sounds "fucking mad." Its because no one understands that for the narrator looking at the autumn shade is looking at herself/himself.
    artfulfooon June 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is depressing. But that doens't mean it's bad. I think "Look through me because I am transparent" is reffering to him being sad, and feeling hallow. I'm sure you've had that feeling. "Hard to know me, but why even know yourself" Yeah, it's acually 'hard to know me'. Just a tip. This one confused me for a while, but I think that it means something like, it's hard to know someone, if you don't even know who you are. "I'm beginning to need all that I can't have" Even though he has everything (being that he's a singer with millions of dollors) there are still things money can't buy that he wants. "I'm succeeding to speak like I'm fucking mad" When you're sad it seems like everything that is making you down is stupid things that shouldn't bother you. Or atleast to me... That's my imput. I could be wrong.
    Marejiahon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCraig and Patrick in an interview:

    Craig:
    “ This is the first acoustic song on the album and it’s very quiet, very peaceful. It’s calm. It’s not really intentionally linked to Autumn Shade on the first album, but of course in the title, well, you have to think it’s linked somehow. It’s more about the feel of the song than the words, though. It really couldn’t have been called anything else. It’s pretty abstract.”
    Patrick:
    “ Short. Soft. The harmonies are amazing. No, I didn’t sing them. Craig did. I don’t need to be doing that type of thing in the studio when he’s in there. He seems to have a pretty good handle on singing five different harmonies over himself, something I think is well demonstrated on this track.”
    Craig:
    “ Thank you, thank you.”
    Patrick:
    “ You’re welcome.
    IWannaGetFreeon December 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the line:
    You am I and I am Great
    Means that in a relationship, they are both great...and they are both as 1.
    Nightfreakon December 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'll try my best:

    Look through me because I am a transparent
    - You feel as if you're nothing, like eveyone can see through you.

    Her to know me but why even know yourself
    - People say they know you, but how can they when YOU don't even know who you really are.

    I'm beginning to need all that I can't have
    - You're wanting things that you think you will never have, maybe it's happiness.

    I'm succeeding to speak like I'm fucking mad
    - You're saying things that you don't exactly mean, and maybe it sounds as if you're crazy.

    I can't really figure out the chorus. I think the "Looking at the autumn shade" part means you're feeling depressed or something like that. I'll get back to you on that. I'll have to study it more, put myself in Craig's place. This is my favorite Vines song....

    Rock on, Jazz
    AnimalMachine1969on March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with animalmachine.

    "you am I, and I am great"
    - I like to think of this as being sarcastic.

    Very depressing, atthough it makes me feel better when I get depressed. humm....
    antreid44on February 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know im a few years late but transparentsunchild you can go fuck yourself.
    Aerionon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the line "You am I and I am Great" might be just a nice reference to theband 'You Am I'.

    I love this song though

    Look through me because I am transparent
    Ought to know me but why even know yourself
    I'm beginning to need all that I can't have
    I'm succeeding to speak like I'm fucking mad

    I like to think of this in relation to his Asperger's... and the difficulties with social interaction... vaguely. The way you present yourself, the way others see you, and then what you actually KNOW about people or what they know about you, and how this frustration about not really understanding people (and maybe feeling like you need to understand but you just can't?), and ending up saying thengs you don't really mean, or just getting so frustrated you go maaaad.
    fraexxon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthose arent the correct lyrics but okay. you am i and i am great. we are all one, you am i, i am you. we are great.
    happygorilla666on December 26, 2007   Link

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