I'm standing here waiting for you to come
In the sky some kind of strange sky phenomenon
Feel strange to have you as a friend
But I'd rather be your friend
Then to never see you again
I'd rather be your friend

You stare at the sky, colours reflecting in your eye
Could it be what they call the northern light?
But here and at this time of year
It's like someone spilled a beer
All over the atmosphere
It's like someone spilled a beer

And I called out your name
Like the name of a coming hurricane
I called out your name
Like you call out when you're in hurt and pain
I called out your name
But you were caught in a heavenly silver rain
You and I are not the same
We're divided by the smoke of an aeroplane
Of an aeroplane

Flock of birds in the sky
Flying south, they know this place will die
And I wish they could take me with them
But I would not be accepted
'Cause I can't dance the funky chicken
I can't dance the funky chicken

I'm standing here waiting for you to come
In the sky some kind of strange
Sky phenomenon


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    General Commentwhat an absolutely beautiful song.
    pandacolaon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentseconded.

    is amazing. i does rarely hears such brilliant lines as - 'its like someone spilled a beer all over the atmosphere' and 'I would not be accepted because I can't dance the funky chicken'. Charming, touching lyrics; unusually unique today.

    Okay i like it but what the hell does it mean?

    A reference to Jens' homeland where the areola borealis(sic) can occasionally be seen? A late night session after breaking up with a partner who you would rather be your friend? The painting on the inside of your eyelids before you pass out from an overdose?

    Who noes but it will happily be in my CD changer when I go off the bridge one day.
    teh_catton April 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin the simpliest interpretation, it is a song sung by a man waiting for a girl who could have been his lover, but now is only a friend. In my opinion, of course.
    badmoonon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling that he used to be close lovers with this person, and this is the first time he's seeing her as 'just friends.' And that bothers him and he wants to just grab her and make things the way they used to be, but he doesn't because he realizes that he can't and that it's odd but that he has to make do with what he now has, as "But I'd rather be your friend / Then to never see you again"
    Anilandon September 18, 2011   Link

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