People say they know a girl
Who's lost her way, she's always angry
No one bothers to ask her
What she hears or what she hopes for
The air is cold, she lives alone
And tires of being her only provider
She can't fathom grace tonight
No not tonight, it's not an option

Searching for more than mere tastes of living water
Tired eyes tend to wander, seek the light
Create in her a sense of awe that sees Your beauty
Let Your splendor flash with blinding light

Cities slowly suffocate
What once was bright is now moth-eaten
As young girls filter thoughts that once were
Fresh now worn and beaten
Clutching pity like a prize
To her side her fingers grow weary
He cares so much for sparrows
Won't He toss something out my way?

Searching for more than mere lies disguised as dogma
Tired eyes tend to wander, seek the light
Create in her a sense of awe that sees Your beauty
Let Your splendor flash with blinding light
Standing tall, all the aspen trees drink water
As the rain falls down like laughter from the sky



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Something Like Laughter song meanings
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    General CommentThis song was written by Leanor, and it's awesome.

    Bits of this sorta make sense to me, but I cant really explain all the lyrics. It seems to me that its talking about a girl that the writer knows. This girl is so bogged down in religion (sounds a bit like Catholocism), but yet she can see glimmers of truth through it all, and longs for something real. She's been hurt in her life, and really just needs to fathom grace and come to an understanding of the real, perfectly loving relationship that only Jesus can offer.

    She holds onto the hurts in her life ("she's always angry"..."Clutching pity like a prize"), and blames God for the way things are ("He cares so much for sparrows / Wont he toss something out my way?"), but still she knows there is something real that she is seeking ("Searching for more...seek the light"). The writer longs for God to reveal himself to her ("Create in her a sense of awe that sees your beauty").

    Oh, just had a thought about the "something like laughter" part (the end of the second chorus). I think the rain is supposed to symbolise the troubles of life falling on this girl...and in her case, falling like laughter, because life has been so harsh to her that it all seems like a cruel joke.

    Just my thoughts.
    OnDistantShoreson February 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is beautiful.

    The person above me summed this song up well, but I see the rain a bit differently.

    "Standing tall, all the aspen trees drink water
    As the rain falls down like laughter from the sky"

    To me that just paints a beautiful picture of finally rising above the rest of the world, lifted up by God, feeling free for the first time. The rain may resemble troubles or trials, but the reason they fall like laughter is because even though trials and hardships still come her way, she can smile through it and take joy in her trials because she has found new life in Jesus, like Paul the apostle said (I forget which book, I'm not as biblically well versed as I'd like).

    Now, that's all my own speculation, and is definitely fallible, to take what you will from it.
    BrokenParadiseon March 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn high elevations, Aspen trees are the only broad leaf (non-pine) trees that can survive. They are very tall so that they get the most of the rain that does fall.
    donkeykong325on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks for all the help guys.
    clutteron July 08, 2006   Link

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