All along the interstate
the palm trees were calling out to me
the line of them stretched fown the highway forever
as far as I could see
I waited til the sun was coming up
light morning traffic and a cool spring breeze
I heard the old voices calling down
from the tops of the trees

when I got up to the top, my head got light
for a minute everything in the world was alright
I saw the next tree just 10 feet away
give or take a few feet I guess
then I pushed off into the air with all my might
headed out into the center of the morning light
I knew that I was gonna make it
the new tree hardly shook to acknowledge my arrival
I knew that I would be alright


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    My InterpretationIn my opinion it's about moving to a new place. And more importantly, moving out from the older place.
    Cithaeronon September 03, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much. So. Much.
    ABookOnAShelfon June 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree, All of New Asian Cinema is pretty fantastic right now...
    AlphaRatsNeston March 01, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI don't really think this is necessarily what John had in mind when he wrote it, but to me, this song will always be about losing my virginity. Obviously, the song tells a literal story about a squirrel or something making it's first big jump from tree to tree, But this is really just a song about going for it, and doing what you know you're supposed to do even if it's kind of intimidating. Jumping into the known unknown to paraphrase Donald Rumsfeld.
    klemkbon April 25, 2015   Link

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