When I found this
My language in a way
I began to speak
And my soul was free
On a gust of inspiration

She was soaring over the walls built with shame
and self doubt, and a midnight curfew
A form I had not yet seen engulfed me...

I was standing on the deck
in the rain listening to jazz
Smoking a reefer cigarette
and I swear I swear
I didn't think of you once

But I thought maybe
Love is what you've been missing
Cause love is not what you've been giving
Maybe getting is all you've known till now
Or maybe you've forgotten how

He said "do you write for you or other people?"
I said "other people"
I said "I want them to see the beauty
that I can but just can not seem to touch,
which is only a metaphor for all of us."
I said "I think I'm trying to capture a moment
I think my whole life I've been trying
to capture that moment"
He said "one thing you can be sure of,
is that you never will"

I thought maybe
Love is what I've been missing
Cause love is not what I've been giving
Maybe getting is all I've known till now
Or maybe I never even learned how

"Lets try and keep things out
of the space that divides."
You said "the cracks between where we lie"
And we lie around so much,
we lie around, yes we lie around
We lie around, we just lay around the truth.
So much.

Until you are...
Getting, getting, getting, getting, going, gone!
You are...
Getting, getting, getting, getting, going, gone.
You are...
Getting, getting, getting, getting, going, gone.
You are...
For your love, for your love, for your love.

Cause I don't want to wait today for your love.
No, no, no, no.
I don't want to wait today for your love.


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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet! This must honestly be one of my top 5 songs of all time. I love the slight touch of jazz and holly miranda's voice is absolutely amazing. Have wanted to get High Above the City for so long but hasnt been able to get it anywhere!! Came on here to see if anyone had a clue what it was about .. guess I'll have to wait a lil longer.
    burn_outon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this song yet! This must honestly be one of my top 5 songs of all time. I love the slight touch of jazz and holly miranda's voice is absolutely amazing. Have wanted to get High Above the City for so long but hasnt been able to get it anywhere!! Came on here to see if anyone had a clue what it was about .. guess I'll have to wait a lil longer.
    burn_outon August 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd never paid attention to this song lyrics before, needless to say I adore them now. So much love for this band, and Holly Miranda <3
    HerArton July 13, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWOW! I just realized that the second verse in this song is the scene in "Nausea" by Sartre when Roquentin finally meets up with Anny. Obviously the girl's character is Anny and "he" is Roquentin. I might be spelling that wrong. I guess I don't know if the first verse applies to the book but second part without-a-doubt does. I didn't like that book and the reference is unfortunate:p Still a lovely song though:)
    olhopewell11on January 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOh, and if you haven't read the book, Roquentin is the main character and he is going through an existential crisis. Anny is a former lover whom he meets in a hotel room. She talks about how Roquentin asked commitment to "moments." Her whole life she has been trying to create some sort of perfect moment... acting through her life as opposed to living through it. Anny obviously is a stage actor though, and not a writer like the narrator of this song. Anny is not really an admirable character though, arguably. As previously stated, she goes through life assigning roles to people sometimes "out of their league," as though not valuing relationships and seeing people as merely her playthings. Though she does go through some sort of transformation, she is just as self-centered and patronizing as before. She "outlives" herself.
    olhopewell11on January 20, 2012   Link

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