"Over Our Heads" as written by and Jon Brion....
So what you're never understood
Big deal you're doomed to die
Oh nothing ever lasts
It all gets torn to shreds
If something's everlasting
It's over our heads

Think your troubles are so serious
Well one day you'll be so long gone
'cause nothing ever lasts
It all gets torn to shreds
If something's everlasting
It's over our heads


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"Over Our Heads" as written by Jon Brion

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    General CommentThis song is absolutely beautiful. I love the vocal melodies, and the lyrics are fantastic. Most of it is self explanatory, but I really love the double meaning for the chorus. Superb stuff.
    ikefoxon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHere's what I think.

    Me, you, the guy down the street, we're all gonna die. Everything about us personally is going to disappear one day. If something is grand and ultimate in the universe, it's probably too complex for us to ever comprehend or realize.
    Occams_Harmonyon July 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Over our heads" has a double meaning for me. I'm not a religious person but it seems to me he could be saying that something everlasting is both beyond our understanding, and also referring to a god as being over our heads.
    Amazing writing.
    ikefoxon July 28, 2010   Link

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