Thunder rumbles in the distance, a quiet intensity
I am willful, your insistence is tugging at the best of me
You’re the moon, I’m the water
You’re Mars, calling up Neptune’s daughter

Sometimes rain that’s needed falls
We float like two lovers in a painting by Chagall
All around is sky and blue town
Holding these flowers for a wedding gown
We live so high above the ground, satellites surround us.

I am humbled in this city
There seems to be an endless sea of people like us
Wakeful dreamers, I pass them on the sunlit streets
In our rooms filled with laughter
We make hope from every small disaster

Everybody says “you can’t, you can't, you can't, don’t try.”
Still everybody says that if they had the chance they’d fly like we do.


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    General Commentthis song is amazing. just simply amazing. And it's a song about two people who are in an impossible love. Chagall painted all these beautiful scenes that were his native village, dreams of love, dreams of freedom...and that's what this song is. It's about two people who share a common, impossible dream of being with each other. One of them is named Lexi and just got married to a man she doesn't love, and her favorite Chagall painting is "Eye and The Village". The other one is me, and we are the lovers flying above the clouds in Eye and The Villaqge...our favorite painting together...and an impossible love. I live 3000 miles from her but she still tells me she loves me and sends me this song...and how we'll always have our love live in some ethereal place...That's what this song is about.

    The question was: what does this song mean to you? and that's really what it means to me.
    kozmikon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis was the song my husband and i danced to at our wedding, almost 3 years ago this july (my goodness how time flies!) thank you deb and steve for writing and sharing your beautiful love and music!!!
    ama82on January 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! AND IM GOING COMMENT HAPPY OVER THE WEEPIES. okay last line seriously--amazing!
    bohaha_88on April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's more about a love that people said wouldn't work, but then the lovers go for it and it turns out to be amazing
    FFAMikeyon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite song on Say I am You. Marc Chagall was one of the first painters I had any interest in and this song wonderfully reminds me of his Bouquet with Flying Lovers. Except for the satellites!
    OMFG_Philon June 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentit makes me think of a couple who just absolutly love each other and any problem that comes at them they get through it together with the hope of thier love! and everybody around them doesnt believe in true love but are soon shown by this couple that its possible!
    Jundieson February 24, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think its about two people that are in love but nobody likes them together and they don't care. just the way love should be. ^-^
    silentmovie44on April 12, 2009   Link
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    My Opiniondeb talan is an amazing woman
    entonon March 30, 2013   Link

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