Pale light this morning
Woke me
Slow pain I feel
Will not let me be

So much work to do
I don't know if I can
Trying so hard, so hard, so hard
But I'm just one man

Five years old I climbed up on the wall
My mother warned me but I took no heed
Like all creatures great and small
I took a fall and found out I could bleed

These days I'm afraid of everything
Suppose cause everything will die
Thought it was to love what they will lose
So much easier to lie

Sometimes I fell like I'm drowning
Actually it's more like most of the time
But every now and then when I'm sleeping
I still have a dream that I'm flying

And I wake up crying

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's a beautiful deep and thoughtful song. The guitar song is great. It reminds me a lot of Nick Drake.
    melissssaon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe five years old part touches me every time i hear it, dunno why actually...
    Everflexon January 25, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Like all creatures, great and small, I took a fall and found out I could bleed" - I think this line says that one does not really figure out one's mistakes or abilities unless he/she takes a fall : A special reach out to heartbroken people who feel life is no longer as colourful as it was.

    This one line summarises a really cool attitude towards life which is amazing. Hats off.
    connoisseuron March 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song feels very pessimistic and very true to me. At 5 years old (or thereabouts) you realise you're not invulnerable, and from there on it's all loss, decay and death. But in your dreams you remember the fantasy of invulnerability you used to have: you dream of flying. Then you wake up crying because the fantasy is so beautiful it touches you, and also because you realise it's unattainable in real life, so yopu feel the sense of disillusionment and loss you felt at five years of age all over again.
    yhtrownuon April 11, 2011   Link

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