Clip-clop, happy horse, giddy-up away from No-No-No into Yeah-Yeah-Yeah.
Slish-slosh, life boat, float me away from No-No-No into Yeah-Yeah-Yeah.
I have sailed through hurricanes with just a wooden plank and a smilie face,
And it took me somewhere that I don't know.
And I'll not be stranded here this time, cuz I've found escape is a state of mind,
And I'm going somewhere that I don't know (no,no,no).

Strum-strum, giddy guitar, you're my lifeline…my happy-happy…my Yeah-Yeah-Yeah.
Strum-strum, giddy guitar, take me somewhere that I don't know, where they sing, "Yeah, yeah, yeah."

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    General CommentThis song is so strong to me. It's so deep and meaningful even though if you look at the lyrics it doesn't seem to be that way. The lead singer is almost screaming out. It's obvious he's looking for something he can't find. He's trying to find happiness but he doesn't know where to look. It's a very desperate song.

    "Slish-slosh, life boat, float me away" --He wants to escape the problems he's having in his life.

    "I've found escape is a state of mind" --This brings us to a recurring theme throughout Cloud Cult's music...the idea that you create your own future and your own life. Whatever you believe in is the truth, you only have to change the way you think, and you'll end up changing your life. We create our own happiness. In this song he's expressing the difficulty of finding that happiness sometimes.

    I believe it has to do with overcoming his son's death, as a lot of his songs deal with that...fighting through that grief and agony and trying to continue through life despite that tragedy.
    songofthedeafgirlon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I'd say that the above post has some great insight into the song. I feel that this is probably one of the most intense and emotional songs that they've written, and probably one of my favorites. The "And I won't be stranded here this time, cuz..." line hits with such intense passion, it gives me goosebumps.

    The search of one's self to create happiness rather than relying on external sources, as well as much of their work, rings strongly of existentialist concepts.
    Errant Flummeryon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree as well.
    At first glance, this song seems almost silly,
    but once you look closer, you realize that there's really great lyrics here:
    "i've sailed through hurricanes with just a wooden plank and a smiley face."
    shineysuzie16on July 28, 2008   Link

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