He lives in a four by two glass box
It reminds me of my head
I wish my floor would have rocks, but it's covered with puddles instead
If I could be him, life would be great
I could erase this permanent frown
I wouldn't even be held down by my own weight
I woke up walked to the tank to hear his thoughts on yesterday
How was it? I asked
And after a tapping the glass
He looked my way, then gave me this depressed expression
Impressed, its best just to say
Besides the tides and the grey skies, it was ok!
And I said Hey mister fish, you did all that you wish
You got, nothing to complain about while hanging out in this (bis?)
Well he replied Well Existence is bliss, there's so much that you miss
Besides get off the trip, happiness is just a myth
I said Living in water is extremely more peaceful than
life finding minds, blinded by evil, and forced to see through
these two peep wholes.
It seems a redeemed freedom, not being limited by walls
That only mean to qualify ground for the sky when it falls
That only mean to qualify ground for the sky when it falls
That only mean to qualify ground for the sky when it falls
That only mean to qualify ground for the sky when it falls
But Mr. Fish just laughed as I went on and on and on
So I interrupted his chuckle, puting up a middle finger
And he boldly told me it's too bad I'm was such a thinker
So Arrogantly I asked How could someone think too much?
He added that insanity lingers and thoughts brought me to the brink of such
He said you live inside a head that reminds me of my glass box
And everyone's the same; all brains are contained by your reality frame
And chained, to with the rain, its trained hard not to change
And once you see what I've explained you hit the jackpot
And at that very moment it was like my eyes really opened
The air that previously surrounded me was now an ocean
Still totally invisible accept for minor pieces of debris
Then Mr. Fish pushed up to the glass and he looked just like me
My whole world spun around, I didn't understand
But I realised I was no longer a man
So I thought about what he said
And asked him what was going on
And he said, you didn't know it but you where the fish all along
He said, congratulations, you did it, you broke free
You're just a fish like the rest of humanity
Now it took me a long time to get adjusted to this tank
But now I know what I am, and so to that man I give thanks
I've always lived inside this glass box that reminds him of his head
It just goes to show ya that your minds your own monster
Realities what you make it, if you take it away
Your just a fish, like me, swimming in the powdered water


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    MemoryOooooh man this song is funny and has a great twist!!
    There is really nothing to explain. He does it quite simply.
    I was on the max train frying balls when I first bought this album,
    and I was listening to this song trying so hard not to laugh real loud at 10pm
    russtrickon August 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti take this as his way of sayin stfu and stop bitching lol
    starvedeskimoon August 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHe lives in a four by two glass box that reminds me of my head
    I wish my floor would have rocks, but it's covered with puddles instead
    If I could be him, life would be great
    I could erase this permanent frown
    I wouldn't even be held down by my own weight
    I woke up walked up to the tank to hear his thoughts on yesterday
    "How was it?" I asked
    And after a tapping the glass
    He looked my way, then gave me this depressed expression
    And pressed his best just to say
    "Besides the tides and the gray skies, it was okay"
    And I said "Hey mister fish, you did all that you wish
    You got, nothing to complain about while hanging out in this bitch"
    Well he replied "Well existence is bliss, there's so much that you miss
    Besides get off the trip, happiness is just a myth"
    I said "Living in water is extremely more peaceful than life finding minds, blinded by evil, and forced to see through these two peep holes.
    It seems a redeemed freedom not being limited by walls
    But that only means I qualify as ground for the sky when it falls
    That only means I qualify as ground for the sky when it falls
    That only means I qualify as ground for the sky when it falls
    That only means I qualify as ground for the sky when it falls"
    But Mr. Fish just laughed as I went on and on and on
    So I interrupted his chuckle, putting up my middle finger
    And he boldly told me it's too bad I'm such a thinker
    So arrogantly I asked "How could someone think too much?"
    He added that insanity lingers and thoughts brought me to the brink of such
    He said you "live inside a head that reminds me of my glass box
    And everyone's the same; all brains are contained by a reality framed
    And chained, and with the rain, it's trained hard not to change
    And once you see what I've explained you hit the jackpot"
    And at that very moment it was like my eyes really opened
    The air that previously surrounded me was now an ocean
    Still totally invisible accept for minor pieces of debris
    Then Mr. Fish pushed up to the glass and he looked just like me
    My whole world spun around, I didn't understand
    But I realized I was no longer a man
    So I thought about what he said
    And asked him what was going on
    And he said, "you didn't know it but you where the fish all along"
    He said, "congratulations, you did it, you broke free
    You're just a fish like the rest of humanity"
    Now it took me a long time to get adjusted to this tank
    But now I know what I am, and so to that man I give thanks
    I've always lived inside this glass box that reminds him of his head
    It just goes to show ya that your mind is your own monster
    Realities what you make it, if you take it away
    You're just a fish, like me, swimming in the powdered water
    sixteenmistakeson October 31, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, it's clearly about how life can look terrible, but when changing the point of view, it changes things. He was more content "as a fish". But he was still living in the same environment as before.
    Contentedness leads to incompetence and ignorance.
    He says he's a fish in the end along with the rest of the human society. As a fish and knowing, he is more content, but I don't think that's what he actually is. He's fed up with it almost, but resigned to it. He wants the listener to do as he doesn't. He is "free" however, because at least he realizes it when others don't.

    Then in another type of way, looking at the last few lines which are often his most important, "Reality is what you make it, if you take it away you're a fish like me swimming in the powdered water."
    The main words I looked at/heard here, was take it away. If you don't look at things as they actually are, and choose to live in your oblivious state, then you're a "fish" swimming in the powdered water. Eyedea often used a river as an example of his metaphor for life, so it could mean you go on through life and you can't see anything in it. (The powdered water).

    It's him resigning it's too late for himself, but hoping that the future will see it differently. Looking at Eyedea, it seems like that's the clear answer to me.
    iEyedeaon January 10, 2014   Link

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