Crouched down on a rooftop
In my mother's high-heeled shoes
I'm wondering if I will drop
Fly away with you

I can smell the rain coming
But I won't leave until it falls
I'm gonna soak in its downpour
Til I hear my mother's calls

Cause I am playing God
I am raising hell
As far as I can tell
I am all alone
Alone in this world
Alone, with you

I carry Spring rain in my hair
Weighted sorrow in perfect clouds
Bursting in the air
Wash away and drown

The roof slips beneath my feet
As the branches back away from me
The softest grass turns to concrete
But I will fly
I will fly
You will see



Lyrics submitted by Tribabe2007

Rooftop song meanings
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    General CommentIt's not that she can't live, it's that she wants to be with whoever died. It's a beatiful suicide.
    angel4lyyfon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so sad. It is a song about committing suicide, and I do believe that it is at the mourn for her mother that drives her to do this. Because she mentions her mother:
    "Crouched down on a rooftop
    In my mother's high-heeled shoes
    I'm wondering if I will drop
    Fly away with you

    I can smell the rain coming
    But I won't leave until it falls
    I'm gonna soak in its downpour
    Til I hear my mother's calls"

    Which could mean that she is going to jump off the ledge of the building when the rain starts, and then when she is dead she will hear her mother calling out.

    "The roof slips beneath my feet
    As the branches back away from me
    The softest grass turns to concrete
    But I will fly
    I will fly
    You will see"

    Could mean that as the rain pours she does slip off the building, and as she is falling and after death she will "fly" to heaven to be reunited with her mother.
    Harlayyygirlon June 27, 2008   Link
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    My Opinionuntil i really thought about the lyrics and listened to them, all this song was to me was a sad yet beautiful melody played in the episode of degrassi when jimmy got shot. but now, it speaks of suicide. the line that gets me the most is "the softest grass turns to concrete". Just imagining hitting the ground at that split second before your dead almost makes my heart stop...
    OutOfMyHeadon October 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwtf? no one has wrtten any comments? this is sch a sad song to me, cause i heard it on Degrassi.
    femmefatale1990on May 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song....enough said.
    _Immortal_on December 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's beautiful. it makes me wanna cry.
    aesthetic_loveon January 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about committing suicide, because you couldn't live without the one you love who died. They miss them so much they can't go on living.
    SnowNinjaon March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell, we all know what happened today at virginia tech, and whenever I hear about shootings, this song always reverberates in the back of my head. It is of course simultaneous with emma hugging toby on degrassi after their school shooting. To me the song is just sad. It's about being alone, and committing suicide..."The roof slips beneath my feet
    As the branches back away from me
    The softest grass turns to concrete"
    beautiful but sorrowful.
    latenightson April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song means alot to me. i don't know why, but its one song i replayed over and over and over when me &my boyfriend broke up. and everytime i hear it, it just brings me back to that hole i put myself in. that night i found out he cheated on me.

    i start to cry everytime
    "The roof slips beneath my feet
    As the branches back away from me"
    starts to play.

    it always gets me.
    ElectroWhore23on May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat line " Cause I am playing God " tears me apart. I saw this icon on photobucket. It was rick pointing the gun at sean and on the gun it said "Im playing god" (obvisoly it was just animation or whatever.). Everytime I see that episode and hear that line...my heart fades...I start crying right away...I guess i never really listened to that song til i saw that icon. The im playing god line...I think it gets to me because...he is playing god (rick). He's taking people's life(or atleast trying to). and not just him...that guy at virginia tech...colimbine(sp?)...any school shooting...Their so young...havent even begun to live...and all of a sudden..just with a bang...their dead. so...I guess thats why that line gets me.
    applespongeon May 11, 2007   Link

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