Who could hang a dead man's swing-set from the moon yeah
You did
Then you gave it
To the ghosts and
The witches

Who can say goodbye with a yodel-ay-hee-hoo yeah
You did
With the promise
That the dead are now magicians

Kaidin
Kaidin

This hymn rings with the singing of three cheers
For the king of the jungle gym
He's the kid who swore it is a one handshake
A birthday cake imitation

You make traffic jams feel like parades
You bury the dead with the faith
That makes lightning bugs swarm
As if it was graduation

Kaidin
Kaidin

Who could change your silly life into a screaming supernova
You do

Who could change my sleepy brain into the eye of a hurricane

Kaidin
Kaidin


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    General CommentYeah I'm actually listening to this for the first time as I write this. I think The Meaning of 8 could be Cloud Cult's best album, and I've loved all of their other ones. Great band, so far this is the best song on the album
    colincslon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor those who don't know, Kaidin (I thought the spelling was Kaiden, but really don't know for sure) was the name of lead singer Craig Minowa's son who unexpectedly died while still an infant.
    CristobalElTerribleon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentP.S.

    Kaidin is the right spelling, my bad
    CristobalElTerribleon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so sad. hes screaming out his dead son's name... it really brings tears to my eyes, especially since i have a two year old song.
    rentboyon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is very sad, this year his son would have been 8 years old. I caught them live recently and I was dissappointed that they didn't play this song, but I can obviously see why they might not want to play such a personal song in front of a crowd.
    bobmapplethorpeon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. But the lyric is "You make lightning bugs swarm as if it was graduation" not "lightning bolts warm".
    tempguyon May 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou're right... anyone know how I can edit these lyrics?
    aphid360on May 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far one of my favorites from the album. It is really amazing...

    P.S. I contacted the poster of the lyrics so they would fix the lyric...! :]
    SinisterNightson December 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh my god, oh my god. this is unbearably sad and beautiful. this is possibly the most sad and beautiful thing i have heard in a long long time.
    hab204on December 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"birthday cake invitation"
    not imitation.

    LOVE this song. it's truly beautiful.
    whoatrishhon July 30, 2009   Link

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