It's as simple as this, here it is
Couldn't spell it out more clearly
There's only today, and the freeway,
And the pain that keeps you near me

The animation, of sinking souls,
Strung along a telephone pole
It's easy to miss

You could circle the earth
The universe
We're shadowed in the same light
It's coming undone
So you run
While I'm circling the drainpipe

An invitation to just forget
Well I'm not finished yet, I got big plans

Cut off the table, hon and do the math
Washed out and faded like a photograph
And I spell out your name across the overpass
It's as simple as that

It's as simple as this
What I miss, I will carry to the last day
Deliver my spark
Through the dark
To the angels in the ashtray
Saturation of hopeless need
But as the asphalt bleeds
Curtains rise and

Someday you'll find me standing in your path
Whether deep in the background of some photograph
And you'll see your name scrawled across the overpass
It's as simple as that

Simple's hard enough now anyway
Simple's hard enough now anyway

Someday you'll find me standing in your path
Somewhere deep in the background of some photograph
And you'll see your name scrawled across the overpass
Someday you'll find me standing in your path
Somewhere deep in the background of some photograph
And you'll see your name scrawled across the overpass
It's as simple as that
Simple's hard enough now anyway
Simple's hard enough now anyway
Simple's hard enough now anyway
Simple's hard enough now anyway



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Across the Overpass song meanings
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    General Commentit's CARDS ON the table, not cut off

    love this one :)
    axtheuniverseon September 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is just me guessing and I could be totally wrong.

    The singer is at first explaining the situation of the relationship. How their relationship is faltering and how the hurt is their main connection right now. The "sunken souls strung along the telephone pole" could possibly be imagery of telephone lines and how many relationships begin to fall apart or end through a phone call and how many of the reasons for the fallout are not even noticeable. He then says how they are always close to each other despite her trying to leave and forget it while he wants to hold on to what they have. The first chorus tells of his attempts to save their relationship.

    The second set of lyrics is about his hurt how it couldn't work out and the relationship and what he's missing out on still haunts him (is there enough alliteration in this interpretation yet?). The next few lines are a pretty way of saying how he's smoking his woes away while it rains and steam rises. This is possibly just a metaphor for his tears and how they drop onto the ground or how his cigarette emits smoke.

    The second chorus is his prediction how someday she'll find a memory of him and she'll remember how he did everything he could to keep them together. The singer then says how there is really nothing simple about relationships no matter how clearly or "simple" things ought to be.

    Once again, no idea if I am right or so wrong that I'm almost back to right. Constructive criticism and other interpretations are welcome as I am curious to see how others view this song.
    hourof10on December 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song :)
    fm1048on December 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure "cut off the table, hon and do the math" is supposed to be "cards on the table, honey do the math." But I could be mistaken.
    klynnnewon May 28, 2011   Link

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