When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road, turn out the lights, get out and look up at the sky
And I do this to remind me that I'm really, really tiny
In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me

But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene
In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
So grounded, and so humbled, and so one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

Rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye

When I saw Geneviève I really liked it when she said
What she said about the giant and the lemmings on the cliff
She said 'I like giants
Especially girl giants
Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
Regardless of their size'

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
And I'm smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole

So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

So I talked to Geneviève and almost cried when she said
That the giant on the cliff wished that she was dead
And the lemmings on the cliff wished that they were dead
So the giant told the lemmings why they ought to live instead

When she thought up all those reasons that they ought to live instead
It made her reconsider all the sad thoughts in her head
So thank you Geneviève, cause you take what is in your head
And you make things that are so beautiful and share them with your friends

We all become important when we realize our goal
Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
And yeah, rock and roll is fun, but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky

Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
And I don't wanna make her cry
Cause I like giants


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  • +1
    General CommentGenevieve was teaching her how to speak French, and the live version of this song that I have its talking about Genevieve's book, and Kimya said that this was a thank-you song to her.
    Sweet_Amityon December 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKimya Dawson is a freakin' genius. This is probably one of my favorite songs by her.
    nervous ticon July 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song i think serves its purposes.
    i think kimya got her esteem lifted by genvieve and wants to spread that.
    humility, being a part of one whole big organism.
    anyhoo, she rocks my fucking socks off
    annajacobson August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
    Regardless of their size'"
    i love this line it is beautiful and sadly true, i think it reiterates with me alittle to much. this is by far my faverite songe. i love tht you can listen to her music over and over again and the lyrics are so dense that each time yu pull osmthing new from them. I'm a fan.
    nettieon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy fuck...kimya dawson really is a genius..who else in the world could write songs like these???she should be making millions..but that sucks though so nevermind..
    strummervilleon January 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this
    it's pretty self-explanitory.
    naiveunsatisfiableon February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this
    it's pretty self-explanitory.
    naiveunsatisfiableon February 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song made me thing about so many things i never even considered before.
    "But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene
    In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
    So grounded, and so humbled, and so one with everything
    I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything"
    this song is beautiful.
    peekaboo608on May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is peaceful, and soul searching. its just amazing. im jealous that i cant express myself like this in such a clear way! Kimya Dawson is my hero just for this song.
    Hannah Beeon May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with hannah bee, and im am too jeleous of kimya, she's such a great artist, i only wish when i wrote(poetry mainly)i was half as good, i love kimya:)
    prestonmon May 23, 2007   Link

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