No one washed behind my ears
High in the trees alone for years
Practicing my solitary scales 'til they rose like balloons
Watching them go where they will go

Face in the leaves
Song in my throat
Fall through the air
Hoping to float

Practicing my solitary scales 'til they grow heavy
too heavy to carry
Watching them go where they will go


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    My InterpretationI think this is all about adjusting to being on your own. No one is around to help you, you are always alone, and you have to rely on yourself to provide some entertainment. Sometimes you hope that you can escape for a while, and you take a big leap of faith (fall through the air, hoping to float). But, in the end, you just grow older, get bitter, and learn that life is not always everything it is promised to be.
    OctaVariuM8on July 24, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThat could be it, but the "scales" parts dont really make sense to me. I'd say it would be scales as in the musical definition. Maybe he feels like (or feels like people see him as) a "giant" (not in size, of course, but as in a giant musical success) because of the rising popularity of his music. He writes his songs ("scales"), and watch them be distributed throughout his fans and the music world until it hardly seems like his anymore. Also, maybe the "scales become heavy" to him because his music is so personal, and so playing it over and over can be overbearing. Makes total sense to me, but I could easily be reading too much into it.
    fieldsron February 03, 2007   Link
  • -3
    General Commenti think --brace yourself, this will be profound-- this song MIGHT be abou a lonely giant.
    hab204on August 14, 2006   Link

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