"I Am A Building" as written by and Jakob Dylan....
I'm here by my window
I am waiting for your parade
I will salute you
From above the crowd
As you make your way
You won the battle baby
You've won the war
I admit it now
I could not give any more
My condition is your reward
I am a building
Here without doors

The altitude is now
Getting to me
As they applaud you
On the boulevard
The whole valley looks like
Someone's body
All the people look like
Little scars
This day is taking
Forever
I will never say
Never say never again
The flesh around me
Is only pretend
Return to sender
Every letter
That is yours
I am sure
That I am a building
Here without doors

Fire blazing
On the overpass
Cattle grazing
In field of dead grass
Last summer was earthquake weather
By November
This too should have passed
I am not moving
I am landlocked
I am looking through
A thousand windows spread across
A thousand floors
There in a landfill
Where Eden was before
But not anymore
I am a building
Here without doors

Did you see me waving to you from above
Things are looking clear now
My eyes are wide enough to see the way a sniper does
Behind the barrel of a good gun

For worse or better
I surrender
It may not matter
But I'm sadder than you'll ever know
I am your inferno
Here all in yellow
With embers blowing north
No sense in returning
I'm not worried anymore
I am a building that is here without doors

I am a building
That is here without doors


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"I Am a Building" as written by Jakob Dylan

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    General CommentI really like this song. it's probably my favorite on the new album.

    it kind of reminds me of looking back onto your relationship/friendship with someone and realizing what they really are like.
    kind of like realizing that something isn't going to work, but knowing in the long run it'll all be better. it just hurts now.
    marvelon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI interpret this song as the feelings of isolation the singer is feeling and his surrender to our slowly dying world. He looks down at pollution (landfill, dead grass), universal suffering (the whole valley looks like someone's body / and all the people look like little scars), and the lost of what was good and pure in the world (where Eden was before / But not anymore)...

    He knows that the state of the world is too overwhelming for him to change, and for this he feels he can only observe things through "a thousand windows" and is unable to reach out and help because he is trapped, "without doors." So he accepts this unconditional fate.

    (I love this song, it's one of my favorites)
    Envelopeson October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about president kennedy's assanation. most of it could possibly be about other subjects, but november is referenced. so is a sniper.
    haley52441on May 13, 2007   Link

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