time will forget your name
and float away in a poker game
the best you can hope for
is to go in your sleep
can you take me to the stairs
give me just a little one
I will be quiet all the way
falling like an aeroplane
life has the sweetest refrain
and if it calls for you, go

I had a dream where I went to your room
and I cut off my hand
and I let go of the blood
what were you thinking
and were are you just tired
I was holding your hand while
you pushed the wheel forward all the way
falling like an aeroplane
life has the sweetest refrain
and if it calls for you, go

you do what you want to do
I will be right here waiting
what holds me up
is going to burn me in the turnaround
downtown I’ll see you downtown
you do what you want to do
I will be right here waiting
what holds me up
is going to burn me in the turnaround
downtown I’ll see you downtown


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    General CommentThis song is so good. Meaning seems to be a bit tricky. Love all their work though.

    I think the start of the second stanza is about "blood on the hands" its a way of him saying he let go of his responsibility to how things ended.
    FloatingAwayon December 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSo I was in a band that covered a few Everybodyfields songs and I talked with Sam at a show in Ashville, NC about this song. To me, it was one of the saddest songs about suicide I had ever head and when I asked him about the dark theme of the song he responded "yeah, I was going through a real rough period in my life then" and to me the rest of his explanation seemed to be a general embodiment of introspective, suicidal depression.

    The beginning of the song has the air of smallness one feels in a great depression (e.g. "time will forget your name") and that if death is to come, hopefully it will be quit (e.g. the best you can hope for is to go in your sleep).

    The line "can you take me to the stairs" seems to bring to mind an older gent have a heart attack or becoming short of breath, while the lines "what were you thinking and were you just tired" seem to reflect introspective suicidal bedroom scene of the adolescent. Lastly, the lines "downtown, I'll see you downtown" brings to mind feelings of self-loathing or self-doubt that you know are always with you, but seem to manifest themselves when you are out drinking in a social scene. At least, to me it seems like the "downtown" line is an acknowledgement of the inevitable oncoming of those feelings when you are out on the town and supposed to be sociable. That is to say, the "what hold me up" that "burn[s] me in the turnaround" are those feeling of doubt that actually make the person seem cynical and narcissistic, something we have all seen in someone else before. This behavior seems to support you, but it is also what screws you over. That having been said, any bad event can bring about the large oncoming of these feelings you would rather not deal with on a daily basis.

    Whether or not I am correct about my interpretation about various faces of death, or the different images of types of death there seem to be from my own feeling of the song and talking with Sam It seems it does delve into suicide as the general theme of the song.

    Very powerful. Will never forget it.

    slowgoinson August 30, 2009   Link

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