Last night I was looking for some romance
I went to a square dance feeling like a circle
But did you see my mom last night?
She was so dang pretty

I ended up in a corn field,
Skeeters on my toe nails
‘Til the cows came back from their bleeding
Did you see my dad last night?
He was so dang witty

And love scares me
Like chandeliers
Pretty shards of glass
To clean my ears

Hanging from a single wire
Waiting for the plaster to crack
Hanging from a single wire
Waiting for the plaster to crack
Hanging from a single, hanging from a single, single…

I’m always dumbing up the smart things
And smarting up the dumb things
And knottin’ up my shoe strings
And messing up the good things
But did you see the stars last night?
Punctuation for a perfect poem and

Tearin’ down your walls
But I’m building up my walls
So no one knows no nothing,
No one knows no nothing
Did you see God last night?
An eighty-year-old on a red tricycle

I built the earth, I love you
Goddammit—I mean gosh darn
I built the earth, above you
Goddamn, gosh darn

And you can’t take this away
You can’t take this away
You can’t take this away

And love scares me
Like chandeliers
Pretty shards of glass
To clean my ears

Hanging from a single wire
Waiting for the plaster to crack
Hanging from a single wire
Waiting for the plaster to crack
Hanging from a single, hanging from a single, single…


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    General Commentprobably one of my favorite songs ever. such great lyrics and flow.
    Bovine Publicon March 05, 2008   Link
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    General Commentactually... it is "I biult this" instead of "i built the earth" and it is "pretty shards of glass tickling
    my ears" instead of "to clean my ears" and also, "i'm tearing down your halls" instead of "walls" but that
    last one's just a hunch....
    jimmyninja76on November 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm definitely hearing "I built the earth," but you're right about "Pretty shards of glass tickling my ears."
    DMV666on December 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm starting to see a lot more of the religious undertones to the lyrics in all of Cloud Cult, but especially in this song. While I'm a hardcore atheist, I find the spiritual romance of this song to transcend my initial love for the song. I'm not sure if he's comparing the splendor of God, Faith, or whatever with the Chandeliers, but it's a very overwhelming emotion to consider any interpretation of the lyrics in a spiritual way. I can only admire that sort of metaphysical interpretation of spirituality.
    BlueCadetThreeon January 17, 2009   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionIt is most definitely "I built this, I love you"
    olchbeon June 09, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationBeing in love, so vulnerable. so afraid. Fearing the world will shatter at any given moment, Giving yourself to someone. It is devastating,

    In the process of this grief, this fear. You look to your past, your loved ones. mom, dad, etc.

    This is my meaning for it
    Slayristoon January 10, 2015   Link

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