"Lullabye" as written by and Daniel Rossen....
Glass of gin and a folding chair.
Sitting out by the wading pool, chlorine blue.
Rush of wind passing over me.
Restless nights.
Chin up, cheer up.
My love's another kind.

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"Lullabye" as written by Daniel Rossen

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    My InterpretationPersonally, I think this is the most powerful song on the entire album. To me, this song is a soliloquy in which the speaker is simply trying to make himself feel better for whatever situation he has gotten himself into. I think the most important lyric to note in this song, possibly one of the greatest lyrics I've ever heard in my entire life, is "My love's another kind." I think the speaker is trying to prove to himself that his way of loving is so unique that whoever prompted him to speak it simply doesn't understand its power. I think that's also why the song is called Lullabye instead of Lullaby. His love is so powerful, so unique, so complicated that he is ultimately saying goodbye by singing it, because he realizes that this person does not understand or appreciate it, and therefore is incapable of reciprocating it. God, I love this song.
    bmx3r101on October 30, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSo this song, as far I can tell, is about...when you've recently broke up with your girlfriend..boyfriend....whatever... the part "Rush of wind passing over me" makes me think about someone standing beside the pool mentioned before at night...this is a small lyric song, but it's so graphic at the same time.
    Baquion March 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmaybe the narrator's being told to "chin up, cheer up" by friends, but then retorts with "my love's another kind," something so much more passionate and intense. it's like the sound of someone realizing how far they'd go to prove their love, to the brink of madness.
    ripelivejamon February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn interesting way to look at it may be the angle of a bored housewife relaxing by the poolside with the pool boy, and the tumultuous affair that would no doubt take place.

    She's all emotionless and despondent in a dramatic middle-age way, and he's young and full of sprite, much different than her husband: "My love's another kind".

    Very visual lyrics, regardless.
    theotherivanon March 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti like that ripelive that seems right to me
    dbkmdon October 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the author is describing an evening where he had just recently broken up with his girlfriend. The "Chin up, cheer up. My love's another kind", to me, is saying that he wants her to be happy again and OK, and that he really cares about her.

    This song has really been resonating with me, I just broke up with my girlfriend this past week and that's really what I'm feeling. It seems like a plausible interpretation, though!
    mminczeson November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems like the speaker is the one broken up with and he is obviously really despondent about it. He finds himself in a quiet reflective/meditative state, such as sitting by a pool and feeling the wind. It seems to me that in this state of meditative reflection, the wind represents a very universal, transcendental, spiritual breath that envelopes him. This is a very literary interp. that harkens to Romanticism. He realizes that even in this state of meditative reflection, and even with perhaps the advice from others to "cheer up", he is restless and maybe realizes he will never be able to be a rest about the situation, because the love he had was "another kind", the kind that you only find once, and he has lost it. This song very much relates to "Reprise"
    ciaracon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSome of my favourite songs are continued in some way into other songs. This reminds me of Joanna Newsom's Easy, or Death Cab for Cutie's Company Calls.
    sweetadeleiiineon August 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI imagine two friends sitting by the pool late at night, drinking and slipping into intoxication. The narrator has trouble sleeping at night do to the worries of everyday life- in my perspective as a college student, I imagine him worrying about his future, his job, rent and utility bills. As they keep drinking, the narrator starts feeling better about life and his future as he says "chin up, cheer up." The "love" of an another kind refers to his realization and understanding- a personal epiphany and feeling that his friend will never know.
    guyseyes18on May 19, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionGlass of gin and a folding chair
    Sitting out by the wading pool, chlorine blue
    Rush of wind passing over me
    Restless nights
    Chin up, cheer up
    My love's another kind
    yellowmellowon February 06, 2012   Link

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