Soon this space will be too small
And I'll go outside
To the huge hillside
Where the wild winds blow
And the cold stars shine

I'll put my foot
On the living rope
And be carried from here
To the heart of the world

I'll be strong as a ship
And wise as a wave
And I'll say the three words
That will save us all
And I'll say the three words
That will Save us all

Soon this space will be too small
And I'll laugh so hard
That the walls cave in
And I'll die three times
And be born again
In a little box with a golden key
And a flying fish will set me free

Soon this space will be too small
All my veins and bones
Will be burned to dust
You can throw me into a black iron pot
And my dust will tell
What my flesh would not...

Soon this space will be too small
And I'll go outside
And I'll go...
Outside
And I'll go outside


Lyrics submitted by noxiousbohemian, edited by emmaschulz20

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    My OpinionI believe this song is patterned after the plot of George MacDonald's "The Golden Key".

    george-macdonald.com/…

    Her mention of the flying fish, the black iron pot, and the golden key itself all seem to bear this out, as well as the song's mystical intimations of death as the way to a new and beautiful country.
    Nepomukon July 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow! Talk about a hauntingly beautiful song. I shiver listening to this...
    SageSoulon August 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt has a very exotic feel. I love it.
    JessicaIsGorgeouon March 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFantastic, Nepomuk! The story and the song do have quite a bit of imagery in common. Too much to be a coincidence, maybe?

    The lyrics seem to speak of the experience of outgrowing previous boundaries, and the destruction of those boundaries that is necessary.
    Goldaon January 06, 2011   Link

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