("Bonefish")

A Peacebone got found in the dinosaur wing
Well I've been jumpin all over, but my views were slowly shrinking
I was a jugular vein in a juggler’s girl
I was supposedly leaking the most interesting colors

While half of my fingers are dipped in the sand
You progress in letters but you're used to cooking broccoli
The other side of takeout is mildew on rice

And an obsession with the past is like a dead fly
And just a few things are related to the "old times"
Then we did believe in magic and we did die
It's not my words that you should follow, it's your insides
You're just an inside. Adjust your insides. You're just an inside.

I bet the monster was happy when we made him a maze
'Cause he don’t understand intentions and he just looks at your face
I bet the bubbles exploded to tickle the bath
And all the birds are very curious, all the fish were at the surface.

With half of me waiting for myself to get calm
I'm like a pelican at red tide
I'm a corpse, I'm not a fisherman and
A blow out does not mean I will have a good night

'Cause an obsession with the past is like a dead fly
And just a few things are related to the "old times"
When we did believe in magic and we did die.
It's not my words that you should follow, it's your inside
Adjust your insides
You're just an inside

Well I start in a hose and I'll end in a yard
When I feel like I’m stealing I can't keep myself from hearing God
Only the taste of your cooking can make me bow on the ground
It was the clouds that carved the mountains
It was the mountains that made the kids scream

Oh well she bore all her parts but
She never was found
You think I'll carve a path through New York
And be an artist, but are you anything
Then you find out that you can’t ask a baby to cry

And an obsession with the past is like a dead fly
And just a few things are related to the "old times"
When we did believe in magic and we did die.
It's not my words that you should follow, it's your inside
Adjust your insides
You're just an inside

Peacebone


Lyrics submitted by hirezolution, edited by smuckersje, foompd

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  • +5
    General CommentOr maybe....

    It's not my words that you should follow, it's your insight.
    hirezolutionon June 13, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFor the sake of argument, I'll say this is a story of the ancient Greek inventor Daedalus. He built the labyrinth at Knossos for the Minotaur (made the monster a maze). Also, to escape from a tower, he created wings for himself and his son Icarus (kid flying). The bubbles that bring the fish to the surface could be either the body of Icarus, or the body of the king of Athens (Ageus I believe, don't quote me) when he jumped off a cliff upon Theseus's return from slaying the Minotaur. He is the epitome of the ancient Greek artist and inventor. He killed his nephew when he surpassed him in inventing (can't make a baby cry?) Tenuous food for thought
    spamboon December 01, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commentha. it's bonefish.
    macaulaylibrary.org/audio/…
    this is the audio sample it's taken from.
    kelarceon November 15, 2009   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationExamining and looking we find answers but there is always more. Progression is always relative to before. Everything around me is in process of change. I was young yesterday and tomorrow I grow old. I see matter moving through space but what makes it go? Am I my skin or my bones? When I deny my insides what does it mean to feel? Will I have courage to find understanding, to face my fears? Tomorrow’s losses show light on today’s gains. And all this time that peace bone was in the dinosaur’s wing
    musicaleuphoriaon January 21, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI've been jumping all over but my views are slowly shrinking
    You progress in letters, but you're used to cooking broccoli
    Then we did believe in magic and we did die
    It's not my words that you should follow, it's your insides
    You're just an inside

    these are the relevant lines...he relates himself to a peacebone, how he has traveled everywhere, but like water in a hose he ends in a yard, to be found, when things were the way they were...all the superfluity in the world shouldnt keep one from pursuing his/her dream hence the very important line: "Oh well she bore all her parts but she never was found
    You think "I'll carve a path through New York and be an artist", but are you anything?"

    trying to make sense of thesse lyrics is like trying to ask a baby to cry...good song!
    Blaket1234on March 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPeacebone is a marvelous song. Our perceptions and our frame of reference is completely changed.
    ezekiel62on September 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst off, i believe the song is a message about our society's dependence on fossil fuels. think about it... the song isnt so full of nonsence after i got this idea in my head.
    i also think the correct lyric is "gadfly" not kid fight or whatever.
    ticktaxon April 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe part where he is chanting/ yelling he says 'YOUR JUST A' over and over. Then says boneface. which he says throughout the song. In the video he looks into a hole/grave and says boneface... which is also a common theme throughout the song..

    your just an inside.. adjust your insides. He is saying stop pretending to be someone your not.. adjust your insides is plural.

    There are only a few parts i get about this song and many i have no idea. I think it will be rather obscure to think any 3 people will come up with the same conclusion what this song means to them. Maybe that is what makes it so unique.
    drfunkon March 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is - looking at the chorus - about letting go of the past and to follow your heart.
    "an obsession with the past is like a dead fly" and "And just a few things are related to the 'old times'"
    And not letting anyone tell you how to live.
    "It's not my words that you should follow, it's your inside"
    Twilight31on April 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationWhile i think we can all agree that collectively these lyrics make no sense. But some of the lyrics make sense when standing alone, e.g:

    "the monster was happy when we made him a maze. cause he don't understand intentions he just looks at your face" One my favorite lines in the song, i believe it's saying how a lot of people these days are just looking for something bad to do.
    SULU1on June 18, 2011   Link

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