it appears (it appears)
unavoidable
glittering stars
star shines
they'll come to you (they'll come to you)
they'll come to you
diamonds deep
in the earth
sparkle though they can't be seen
it can hardly be conceived
oooh (oooh, oooh)
open yourself
you will become the light you see


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Yellowcake song meanings
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    General Commentafter playing this song when i saw her, she said it was about an atomic bomb explosion. i know im supposed to imput my own interpretation of it, but i can't. haha. not after her saying that.
    landomandojandoon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell that makes my correction all the more legit. the last line is:

    "you will become the light you see."
    bohemiandonuton May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod kaki king is beautiful. Her looks and her music.
    crackillz13on June 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgod kaki king is beautiful. Her looks and her music.
    crackillz13on June 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAh, I love this song. I never knew it was about an atomic explosion...haha.
    auelkuon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyellowcake is an intermediary step in processing uranium
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

    it sounds like "glittering stars are shards" -- but her poetry is so mysterious to me i don't think it even matters

    trypticsoyagaron March 18, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationthe atomic bomb explosion makes so much sense!
    also, i hear "it can hardly be conceived" rather than "it can hardly become seen"


    the "it" in "it appears" could be the appearance of the explosion
    the radiation will "come to you"

    uranium is there, it is there in the earth like "diamonds deep"
    the processing of uranium "can hardly be conceived"
    but because the laws of physics are universal, and because atomic bombs are supposedly not that hard to build, an atomic bomb is still possible to make.

    i see it as during the atomic bomb explosion, instead of being scared and curling up into a fetal position, rather to "open yourself" and accept your mortality, and "become the light you see"
    trypticsoyagaron March 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe fourth to last line is not:

    "It can hardly become seen".

    It's:

    "It can hardly be conceived."
    pntgrdtimon May 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to imagine that when she says atomic bomb explosion she meant it as a metaphor...
    shainorobotoon July 11, 2012   Link

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