Brushfire fairytales
Itsy bitsy diamond wells
Big fat hurricanes
Yellow bellied given names
Well shortcuts can slow you down
And in the end we're bound
To rebound off of we

Well dust off your thinking caps
Solar powered plastic plants
Pretty pictures of things we ate
We are only what we hate
But in the long run we have found
Silent films are full of sound
Inaudibly free

Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that

Inaudible melodies
Serve narrational strategies
Unobtrusive tones
Help to notice nothing but the zone
Of visual relevancy
Frame-lines tell me what to see
Chopping like an axe
Or maybe Eisenstein should just relax

Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that

Well Plato's cave is full of freaks
Demanding refunds for the things they've seen
I wish they could believe
In all the things that never made the screen
And just slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that
Slow down everyone
You're moving too fast
Frames can't catch you when
You're moving like that
Moving Too....



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Brushfire Fairytales song meanings
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    General Commentanybody got anything on this.. i need so inspiration.. all i know is that the name of jack's record company is called Brushfire Records. hmm....
    mmmNataLiaon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmessage is simple: slow down and smell the flowers.
    jessyon August 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFairy Tales are something you hear when you are young and life goes slowly. JJ Is trying to say that we should slow down and enjoy mthe simple things in life, not getting carried away in all of the worries in life.
    Good Message
    JJ Fanon February 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe name of this song is actually Inaudible Melody's. Says so on the album.
    JJ Fanon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love this song :)
    iKenon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy 2 cents..

    You have to look at his songs in context of his life.
    Jack's a film producer too, and i believe hes talking about films here especially ones without to much action cause these days theres so much action going on in films its "moving to fast!"
    r0881on August 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the control over the tempo on the "Slow down everyone" parts. It really adds meaning because it's so pulled back and makes you slow down to listen to it.
    cookiejaron March 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is called inaudible melodies, but still a good song. its saying that we shouldnt rush through life.
    autumn-flow26on October 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a fairly simple message, but with a few other undertones of other things (like most of Jack's songs).

    To sit back, relax and look at things as they really are. To stop thinking so much and let them happen, to experience them instead of getting bogged down by overthinking a situation and forgetting to enjoy it.

    However...he's also a filmmaker and is showing praise for a simpler time in cinema when expression was more elemental. Silent films didn't need (didn't have the option) of being complicated. They made do with the simple tools at hand and often made a better film and told a better story because of it.
    Quothon May 08, 2010   Link

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