Before I spoke in riddles, I was worried someone would hear me
Now I know that no one really listens so I will just speak clearly
I don't have private thoughts, just a lyrical worksheet
For mangling my observations on the meter and the beat
And in the process of it, on every line
Sooner or later I'll have to change the meaning to fit the rhyme

But back in the skylight all of the stars
Turn into sound and then they shout down at me
Though they are far away, they shout so loudly
I think I may know what they're saying to me
It's on the tip of my ear; it's almost palpable!
I have to listen closely and get my mind around it!
And when I understand it I'll just transcribe it
This time when I write it down I'll do it faithfully
I won't try to rhyme it

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Freshman Thesis song meanings
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    General Commentthis is such a marvellous song.
    coiling guitars-aching violins-charged, chugging coda

    go with the flow and enjoy the simple pleasures of life, which are grand.
    montcieon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfor me they are talking about how music describes life, for the singer he has no private or secret thoughts, they all come out in song form for people to hear, so it's really cool to think that when you listen to the other songs its like you're seeing inside of him. however, this talks about the difficulty of song writing, how you have these feelings and things to say but worry about making them rhyme or go with the beat, but here, in this song, none of that matters, and he will just put his words down as they are without manipulating them to fit conventional "music"
    kimmyjeanbgon May 26, 2007   Link

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