"The Cloud Prayer" as written by and Carl Allan Newman....
You don't think that I tried for you?
I went into disguise for you.
So, of course, almost no one knew.

You don't think there was payment due?
I blew up in the sky for you.
Anyone who saw it knew.

But did you, didn't you ever wonder,
Maybe if you were under your own spell?

[Repeat: x2]
Thinking it was all she wrote,

Thinking it was all the words ever written.

[Repeat: x2]
So, of course, almost no one knew


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"The Cloud Prayer" as written by Carl Allan Newman

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    General CommentCarl tried explaining this song live in San Fran once... I don't have any clue, though, either.
    Ethan_Mon March 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfor me this song is about doing everything for someone that weren't great fantastical public proclamations of love, things that are what actually make a relationship work. the protagonist (douchey word choice i know but i dont want to assume carl is writing confessional lyrics) is exhausted and tired trying to make the relationship works that he sort of resents the other person because he feels like what he's doing isn't enough but he can't help it ("didn't you ever wonder maybe if you were under your own spell...thinking it was all she wrote). it's dependency at its most wrought and because of that it is the most illogical actions and insecure thoughts that keep us on our toes when we are "in love". i could be wrong.
    holysockson October 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCan't believe no one commented...this song is amazing. One of my alltime favs.
    Anraon August 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis one is just different from all the rest on the album...definitely my favourite, though. I love the way he plays disguise and the sky, and with the theme of the cloud...I have no idea what the song is about, but the sweet and bitter feeling is spellbinding.
    ABookOnAShelfon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have no idea what this song is about, but I absolutely love it.
    clamanityon September 18, 2008   Link

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