I am embracing the cold rushing in like ice to a diamond;
it's a new kind of rough you can find me in.

Ha-da-da-da-da-da

When the sail starts flapping in the wind I say, "Cool, that looks cool. Now do you think the second movement has too many violins?"

Ha-da-da-da-da-da

Don't get too close; you'll detect the west coast air in my chest and the way I hold it in there.
It's The Taming of the Hands That Came Back to Life when she synchronized swam on the ice in '03.

Oh, but enough about me.

Oh, will you live in the physical world?
Oh, will you live in the physical world?

I know explosions make debris, and catching it kind of suits you. Well it doesn't suit me.

She said, "My sails are flapping in the wind."
I said, "Can I use that in a song?"
She said, "I mean the end begins."
I said, "I know. Can I use that too?"

Will you live, will you live, in the physical world?
Will you live, will you live, in the physical world?
With the sun setting low and the shadows unfurled.
Can you live with the way they make you look unreal?

Will you live, will you live, in the physical world?
Will you live, will you live, in the physical world?
With the sun setting low and the shadows unfurled.
Can you live with the way they make you look unreal?


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    General CommentAwesome awesome song. i love the line, "well, enough about me". I was like where did that come from. one of my favs from the album but they are all so great, it's hard to choose! this song just makes me want to dance.
    panxmanon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I think this is about the obsession of making music. He's committed to his music at an exclusion of paying any attention to his relationships. She breaks up with him and his only response is, "Can I use that in a song?"

    This song is breathtaking. Guh.
    MissAmbson February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe most beautiful song of the history of the universe, hands-down.
    kazkon August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is by far the best new song I've heard in months. I love all of it.
    obsessedon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite song on this great album. I'm sure the "west coast air" lyric is off here, but I have no idea what he actually says, so I can't correct it.
    sifellt neytandion September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, I'm pretty sure the West Coast air is correct. He did, after all come from BC.
    kellyinmontrealon October 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe how much i love this song, and the album it's on. beautiful.
    heartbeaston October 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"don't get to close, you'll detect the west coast air, and the way i hold it in there"

    is correct i believe. who cares where he's from.

    ...ryan
    invertebraeon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh, also, probably one of the best songs of 2007. period.

    ...ryan
    invertebraeon December 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love how he sings about songs...you know what I mean.
    DeadHazzyon December 16, 2007   Link

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