"If It Smashes Down" as written by and Jim James....
Who's going to care
If it smashes down
Or flips you up in the air.
It's just really fast,
Risky ride at a fair.
On these lovely trips,
The conductor likes
Your soft brown eyes on his hair.
No need to shut 'er down,
Go round and round
In the air.
In the air.


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"If It Smashes Down" as written by Jim James

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    General CommentThe way I ynderstand this song is that it doesn't really matter what happens, so you might as well risk it all. Becasue no one will care. It is not literally just a ride at a fair, and I think the tone and lyrics give the lyrics a metaphorical skin. There is a lot of loneliness in this song, which is why there is no reason to care if he dies or anything.
    shap88on May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's just a really fast risky ride out there
    SofiaOon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHaunting and beautiful song.
    Kate2121on July 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEvery time I get on a carnival ride I think it's gonna smash down, or flip me up in the air. I have little faith in those carnie folk...
    SadLoveon January 06, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think shap88 is spot on, but hasn´t specified it enough. This song seems to be a metaphore for the way Jim James sees life, as a risky ride at a fair. No matter what you do in life, there is always a lot of risk involved and often the line between success or failure and death or life is thin.

    I was just listening to this and I was literally in tears over it, that beautiful is it when you fully understand it. For me it reinforces the belief that it really is up to me to make something out of my life, no matter the risk involved because refusing to go for what I want has its costs as well: lack of lust for life for instance and there might be even more risk in that plus in the end I am the only one that really cares what happens in my life since I have to live every second of it!

    Also life flies by pretty fast, so even if I crash and burn it will all be over too soon. Part of the trill in life is taking risks in quick succession and going for what you want, so why would you want to eliminate the dangerous aspects/risks from your life if what they really do is make you feel alive?
    mymeaningjon September 25, 2012   Link

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