Hey man
Where can I go
It's too late to find holes in the ocean
I know

I said man
Stay here awhile
I will never find safety in numbers
Here on the mile

Say man
Is this in the right
I wanna heal the cracks in the sidewalk
And keep it alive
Set down on the ground
And I laid my head down
To see
I closed up my eyes
As the numbers went by
And that's when I started this dream

Said son you're still young
But your mind has grown old it seems
Now go tell your sister
To show me her new magazines

Said man
Sit for awhile
Said son
He said son
How you've only begun
On the mile
On the mile
On the mile

I've been to the moon and the stars
And the go inbetweens
Now go tell your sister
To stop playing with new machines

Said I've been to the moon and the stars
And the go inbetweens
Now go tell your sister
Stop play with new machines

Tell them to keep things quiet
Tell them to keep things quiet

Say man
Stay here awhile
I said son
He said son
How you've only begun
On the mile
On the mile
On the mile

Son you're still young
But your mind has grown old it seems
Now go tell your sister
To show me her new magazines

Said I've been to the moon and the stars
And the go inbetweens
Now go tell your sister
Stop playing with new machines
Tell your sister
Stop playing with new machines

Tell them to keep things quiet


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  • +3
    General CommentI think 'thembraincells' and 'staticairways' are pretty close, but way too specific. I agree with it is a sort of crisis, but not mid life. I think it's definitely young person that wants to do something extremely meaningful, but is unsure of what.

    The 'holes in the ocean' is just an analogy for new frontiers or discoveries that he/she can't accomplish because they've been done.
    The 'saftey in numbers' is ambition to do things on his/her own on 'the mile' which I agree to be life.
    The 'sidewalk' deal is obviously impossible. It represents any impossible idea that someone can strive for in life.
    This is the 'dream' he/she is asks the 'man' if he/she is 'in the right' about.

    The 'man' is sort of double meaningful, as a representation of the stereotypical collected old man. He says he's been to the 'moon and the stars...' in the exaggerated manner of so many old guys telling tall tales to prove points. He just wants 'quite' after he has made his point.
    (1) He's basically just saying calm down, you're young.
    (2) He ignores his actual question, and the manner of a stereotypical old man, jumps on technology and pop culture instead. He has no answer. Wise old men are not wise old men.

    I'm not sure if this is repeated for meaning or for musical effect. I think more so musical, because it's awesome. But it does show the 'man' continually replies the same thing with nothing new or insightful.

    I think you leave the song with: Oneself is the only place to find answers, but don't get too worked up about things. We have time, we're young.
    MIghtyChorizoon December 08, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commentgrowing up too fast. the person feels defeated by the odds against him. powerless. like is idealism even worth it? he's ready to give up.

    the response is: live right now. embrace infinite possibility. don't take yourself too seriously. keep it simple.
    themoonthebluelighton January 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like the other comments on here - They seem to be close to what my take on this song was...

    Also, with longer songs they need less explanation - Ironic, eh?

    The writer is a child that believes he is beyond the other's around him... As he consults a wiser-person or a role model of some sort - He is told that he is unique, that he can change the world, and he should start with those closest to him.
    Ferretknowson October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, great song. This is their trippiest song, it just makes me want to melt.
    DelameeRogerson July 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so awesome.
    NotJustWordson July 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its someone just over thinking everything and has a Forrest Gump moment and just talks it over with some random person [kinda like those creepy people you find on buses]. Instead of ignoring them the 'old man' just tells him/her to stop thinking so hard.

    But that doesn't explain what the little sister has got to do with anything.
    Blackmofasa9on December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, one of the best by silversun. and the guitar riff in the beginning is addicting. I agree with black mofasa, but i too have nooo idea what his sister "playing with new machines" or "new magazines" has anything to do with the song.
    shaver099on November 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoa

    this song







    wow
    monticelloon November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst off, this band is amazing. i feel the lyrics are mixture of past memories, maybe a conversation with a father, about how quickly this individual is growing, and maybe also how he is over thinking things. That would explain what the littler sister has to do with it, if it with it. Just my opinion :) beautiful song for sure.
    xClockworkxon December 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a young boy. People think his mind has just grown up to quickly, but really, he is just a lunatic. The song just displays it in a soothing, creepy way.
    dontgetmerescuedon December 31, 2007   Link

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