"Deeper Into Movies" as written by and Ira David Kaplan Georgia Mia Hubley....
Late at night gazing out into the late at night
I see deep in the world 'til I open my eyes
Every day brakes screech outside my window
Those crashing cars never seem to collide

Sometimes when I'm staring out my window
Catch the stars and watch as they go by

I've been getting messages from outer space
They spiral like a finger in the sky
It blows my mind

Every day I'm drawn to my window
I can hear it if I open my eyes

Sometimes flashing lights seem so familiar
I know I've seen them circling me at night

I've been sending signals into outer space
They spiral like a finger in the sky
It blows my mind

Every day the restlessness takes over me
I can see it as I'm closing my eyes

I've been sending signals into outer space
They spiral like a finger in the sky

Like a finger in the sky
Like a finger in the sky
Like a finger in the sky
Like a finger in the sky


Lyrics submitted by elwyn5150, edited by Fuchikoma

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    General CommentThe title probably comes from the title of a book by Pauline Kael, who was a film reviewer.
    amazon.com/gp/product/0446935255/…

    Curiously, this web site deeperintomovies.net/ just has a picture of Eleanor Bron and the words "thinking about Eleanor Bron". Eleanor Bron was mentioned in the song "Tom Courtenay".
    elwyn5150on April 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentstill just finally listening to Yo La Tengo for the first time in my life. yes, i regret it, but hey, better late than never.

    So far, this song is BY FAR the best song I've heard by them. and it's cool, because i bought the albums on iTunes at like 5am because i was restless and couldn't sleep. and hey, wouldya look at that? the lyrics. haha

    awesome band so far, amazing song.
    geoffkon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such an awesome song. i think its about how whoever wrote it couldn't sleep and these are all the thoughts going through his/her head
    noone1111111111111111111on December 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI liked this song better when I couldn't make out the lyrics. Live, you can actually hear the lyrics.
    elwyn5150on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the insomnia idea, but I extend it to insanity. The singer seems to be going crazy from not sleeping. I wonder if this is a reference to a movie, hence the name of the song?
    skiguskion March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits one of my favorite songs ever, when i think about it the word "epic" comes to mind. It has a cinematic feel to it that i kinda connect with the cover of "and then nothing turned itself inside out" and in some ways to David Bowie's "Starman".
    Makes me think about being a kid and reading sci-fi comics and the kind of "magical" idea that there's other things out there.
    By the way, Eleanor Bron is famous for her role in the movie "Help!" (The beatles)
    spook!!on May 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely adore this song. It is no doubt the best I've ever heard from them.

    The way all the music and vocals blend together into one vast dreamy soundscape reminds me a lot of My Bloody Valentine.
    K-Lizzleon September 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love it.
    bobsterbobskinon May 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe vocals sound a bit like some parts of "Comfortably Numb" and thats why I love this song!
    KT339on October 09, 2011   Link
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    My OpinionSomething special about this song. Can't help feeling there's something deeper than the lyrics imply. Something I'm missing between the lines. Can't quite figure it out.
    shannon_r_whiteon November 22, 2017   Link

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