Hello, you tiny cardboard box with matches inside.
Hell, you wooden match, hello the light you provide.
You keep me warm, you keep me safe.
You know that darkness isn't good.
But nothing lasts forever.
You're only two inches of flammable wood.
And when the sun comes back,
There won't be any lack of lumination in any way.
But on the other hand,
I'll never understand why it disappears after every day.
Now I've forgotten what I wanted to say.

Hello, you railroad nail, so sharp, so rusty and red.
Hello, you sledgehammer, implanting it into my head.
And with it comes a stream of thoughts,
And soon ideas begin to form.
So I must thank you for it.
The nail in my head is the eye of the storm.
And with my new found mind I make the world unwind,
As if the planet is made of clay.
This is a tragic mix of wayward magic tricks and giant robots from far away.
Now I've forgotten what I wanted to say.


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Matches and Nails song meanings
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    General Commentthis song, in my mind, says that all things can be appreciated, whether or not it's just a match, or some crazy freaky dude putting a railroad nail in your head.
    blindfoldon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLol, I think Lemon Demon songs have no real meaning, and therefore make you think, and then we come up with meaning, and it's there to show you that you can find meaning in anything. LOL.

    But as for this song ...

    It's like he's talking to the match in contemplation one day ... like, you bring me light and happiness, you know that darkness and loneliness isn't good ... and then he goes on about how nothing lasts forever, and how the sun'll come up and there'll be light and happiness, but he'll never understand why the sun goes down at the end of the day ... and this is stretching a little, and it's my mind being odd, but it's like he's been through a break up (like most songs are about, lol) and he's talking about how all good things come to an end (LOL other song), and perhaps the matches are his relationship, or something, and the sun is everyone else in a relationship ... he sees so many other happy relationships whilst he doesn't have his ... and when it's him and his relationship with whomever, everyone else disappears and it's just them. He doesn't understand why everything happy always ends -- "I'll never understand why it disappears after every day."

    And then perhaps he goes insane for no reason, other than the fact that he's always surrounded by everyone else who's happy whilst he's not ... and kills himself? With a nail in the head ... and the planet like clay, new thoughts, and the world unwinding ... learning everything ... because he's dying? Like, life flashing before your eyes, and sudden realisations, and bright lights and stuff, and he's like, "Now I know why the sun goes down (why everything good must end) and I thank you, because without you leaving me I wouldn't have decided to suicide" or something ...

    LOL. I see too much into stuff.
    Lixaon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEither that, or it's like he wants to know why good things end, and is insane anyway, and kills himself because he's insane and thinking "Perhaps I'll understand nao!"

    ¬_¬
    Lixaon April 18, 2008   Link

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