The heat from the closeness of me tilting towards the sun
Was storing up to ignite at night and light
The coldness of the cave
The billowy flames lit up my face
And thinning smoke hung in the branches waiting for wind
My front was warm, cold backs of my arms
Never felt the dawn, the night was long

When the real dawn came I saw it crawl over the hill
And I felt clean and shook my hair out in the light
I looked up and hurt my eyes on the painful powerful sky
I looked down and felt motion under me
When I looked out across the freeway at the people flying by
I turned my head, I closed my eyes, I felt my size
I recalled my fire, and my lack of dawn
My one sided warmth, I just wanted more
But I'm small, I'm not a planet at all
I'm small, I'm small, we're all


Lyrics submitted by girlscout, edited by itsmecaitlind, perhapsimmyself

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    General CommentThis song always makes me think of The Allegory of the Cave. The whole bit about the one sided warmth of the cave, crawling out in to the blinding light, feeling the earth rotate around the sun, becoming enlightened and realizing that one is insignificant to the largeness of the universe...
    TulipBarooon November 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe last time I went camping I felt exactly as how Phil describes in this song. it was the earths rotation that made me realize this.

    Looking up at the sky, the stars they move so slowly above, we are rotating around, we are part of this cosmic ocean. and as I stare up from beneath the trees which stand so tall I realize how small I am.
    trashcanon September 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i saw phil play a few weeks ago, he said this song was about the tilt of the earth's axis... but in much more depth. what a mind.
    _christinaon November 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love how he just mutters his lyrics and how the music just envelops you.... It's so gentle.
    The_Variableon May 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt looks like it goes from the tilt of Earth all the way down to a single person finally realizing just how insignificant he or she is.
    TheBMon May 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWatching the sun rise on top of a freeway overpass.
    NothingReallyon July 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlyrics have never affected me so much as this song does
    krollisasexyhoeon April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song I always imagine it's being sung by Pluto. "but i'm small, i'm not a planet at all"

    ;)
    Leekon September 09, 2011   Link

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