My roots are strong and deep. I'm swaying in your breeze.
My limbs stretch up to meet you. You've got me on my knees.
I stand tall. My feet are on the ground.
But compared to you I'm small. The things you need you just surround.
You're wrapped around the earth. You circle it with air.
You're trapped inside the core with hot hot lava hair.
I wish you could sprout but you can't stick your neck out.
I want you climbing up on my limbs but I'm just stumped by your whims.


Lyrics submitted by fridgebuzz, edited by nick108030, itsmecaitlind

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    General CommentObviously the person feels very small to whoever, or whatever he's singing about... but "my roots are strong and deep" means he's very content and OK with it.
    SLD_Potatoon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's actually..
    "you wrapped around the earth, you circled it with air,
    you're trapped inside the core, with hot, hot lave there"

    i feel like this song is about nature or the idea of god, one of the two.
    lazyoldsunon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:) i like this song
    bofon July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you're wrapped around the earth/you circle it with air
    you're trapped inside the core/with hot lava hair"
    Coowon August 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery emotive vocal delivery and a direct poignancy in the relationship of the piano, guitar and drums. A truly beautiful song.
    A_Raging_Bullon September 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeems like this is directed towards nature or a God. I think Phil is just imagining what it's like to be something besides a human in this world. Something we will arguably never be able to comprehend or understand.
    assman1229on November 16, 2009   Link
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    General Commentit's about a dude and a cool chick he likes.
    jhr129on June 26, 2011   Link

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