"Where Gravity is Dead" as written by and Laura Veirs....
Where gravity is dead
And the airplanes fly around
Above the roaming bees
And the buzzing town
Above the tattered flags
And the rotten show posters
Above the clubs and microphones
Above the jealous mouths

That's where you found yourself
Riding into the sun
On a raft made for one

Red painted radio
Towers sing you songs
Not, not that something's wrong
You've got I'm in your head
But doesn't it get lonely
Riding up there to the sun
On a single raft for one
Don't you wish for someone

To pull you on a string
Down from atmospheres
Down into a clearing
To kiss and box your ears?

That's where you found yourself
Riding into the sun
On a raft made for one


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"Where Gravity Is Dead" as written by Laura Veirs

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    General CommentI think a lyric correction is in order.

    I believe it is "You've got it in your head"
    instead of "You've got I'm in your head"
    fuzzyweaponon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song as all Laura's songs are!

    This song seems to be about finding a place where you can get away from it all but then you realize that being away from it all is the last thing you wanted. You may find peace but you also find loneliness.

    Then again another interpretation is that the person in the song is lost in their solitude waiting for the right person to bring them out of it. In that case the final verse is really sad because he/she ended up 'where gravity is dead', perhaps.
    notworthlovingon November 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. That said, I'm a bit confused about her use of the term "box your ears." The only meaning I know of that phrase is as a physical punishment (hitting the ears). It perplexes me every time I hear it, but maybe I'm just ignorant.
    NanKingon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFrom the imagery in this song i always get the feeling its about a musician finding fame, working their way "up" so to speak, (Riding into the sun) from other smalltime acts (hence repeated use of "above" in the first verse) and other musicians being envious
    "Above the clubs and microphones
    Above the jealous mouths"

    and also the downsides of being out on the road touring and being away from loved ones
    "That's where you found yourself
    Riding into the sun
    On a raft made for one"



    and finding that it isnt all its cut out to be and its a lonely place to be.
    But doesn't it get lonely
    Riding up there to the sun
    On a single raft for one
    Don't you wish for someone


    Thats just the impression it gives me anyway, such a beautiful song and amazng lyrics
    rebelyellowon September 21, 2011   Link

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