see i've been here for thirty some years
lookin at myself in the same dirty mirror
so it ain't like i don't comprehend
open that bottle and swallow that friend
no crime to take a little too much
got time to drink away a few months
got a little cocaine habit
but he says he only does it
if somebody else has it
go do that shit do that shit lady
she went vegetarian for the baby
third trimester see the kid kick
she showed me outside
when she gave me a cigarette
shit there's no way to measure it
but not every pony grows up to be a pegasus
you gotta let people be hypocrites
count your blessings and mind your business

stuck with yourself like the rest of us
dirt gets done and then we back to dust
runnin' in place sun in my face
let me fly away heaven won't wait
heaven won't wait let me fly away
getting no way everyday

just tryin to keep my mind on work
it's like
that's the only way to love this life on earth
it's like
everyone takes number one in the race
'cause we all keep running in place
here kitty kitty can't train that fox
must be drinkin' that name brand scotch
all of us cut from the same damn cloth
some of us never cut the price tags off
she ended up on a pole
with her heels pointin'
at a jesus she used to know
stripped down to her naked body
we made her drown in a lake full of patriarchy
and in between the pride and the misery
with an infinite supply of sympathy
are these invisible walls that hold me
like this goldfish bowl is the whole sea, see?

stuck with yourself like the rest of us
dirt gets done and then we back to dust
runnin' in place sun in my face
let me fly away heaven won't wait
heaven won't wait let me fly away
getting no way everyday


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    General CommentI'm so surprised that this song hasn't gotten any comments, the lyrics are amazing.
    "but not every pony grows up to be a pegasus"
    is my alltime favorite lyric.
    kaitlynaspenon August 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentLove this song, the beat, thewords... it's just put so simply- not to say the words are basic- it's a pretty intricate song- but there's no unecessary OTT-ness because it's just meant to evoke a sigh.

    This song is about thinking about what life is, how you can fall into traps. I just love the word play. My fave line is the bit about the price tags and cloth. So perfect !
    tigersroamfreeon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsee i've been here for thirty some years
    lookin at myself in the same dirty mirror
    so it ain't like i don't comprehend
    open that bottle and swallow that friend


    like he's not dumb hes been around that same place same people now a while now, so don't tell him she he already knows, he understand what your saying and he sees your point of veiw, but hes going to do it anyways. because he's human and he fucks up.



    shit there's no way to measure it
    but not every pony grows up to be a pegasus
    you gotta let people be hypocrites
    count your blessings and mind your business



    Don't sit their and say, He could grow up to be whatever he wanted, just accept the fact that hes living day by day, not everybody grows up to be what you accept, or how society believes people should be, and accept the fact that their are fucked up people out their, i may be or not be one of them, just don't worry about it either way.







    HeatherKelleron December 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDamn, listening to this and then going back to the tracks on Overcast! just trips me out.
    He's so much more mature now.
    Treetherson March 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjust tryin to keep my mind on work
    it's like
    that's the only way to love this life on earth
    it's like
    everyone takes number one in the race
    'cause we all keep running in place



    SO TRUE ITS DISGUSTING...
    xximmortal1xxon May 29, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning"see i've been here for thirty some years
    lookin at myself in the same dirty mirror
    so it ain't like i don't comprehend"

    he's been on earth for a good amount of time and he's learned a lot of things.

    "open that bottle and swallow that friend
    no crime to take a little too much
    got time to drink away a few months"

    thats pretty obvious "swallow that friend" is drinking alcohol.

    "got a little cocaine habit
    but he says he only does it
    if somebody else has it"

    you can't have a "little" cocaine habit. if you do coke, you do coke. just the irony is humorous in the song.
    if you only smoke weed when someone else has it, then thats different. usually people don't do that with cocaine, unless they don't have money to buy their own, and maybe thats the case.

    "go do that shit do that shit lady
    she went vegetarian for the baby
    third trimester see the kid kick
    she showed me outside
    when she gave me a cigarette"

    third trimester is the end of the pregnancy.
    she's talking about how she went vegetarian for her baby
    but she's smoking cigarettes outside.
    she'd be better off eating whatever she wants and just stop smoking.

    "shit there's no way to measure it
    but not every pony grows up to be a pegasus
    you gotta let people be hypocrites
    count your blessings and mind your business"

    when people see someone smoking while there pregnant, you want to tell the person to quit.
    but you have to realize that not every person grows up to be a healthy or successful person in life.
    you gotta let people do there own thing, keep your opinions to yourself and just make sure you do what's right.

    i had a few ideas about the chorus but i'm not exactly sure what he means. im gonna give my best guess at the end of
    my comment.

    "just tryin to keep my mind on work
    it's like
    that's the only way to love this life on earth"

    you gotta keep your mind occupied or your gonna realize how messed up this world is.
    your born, you go to school, then you work until you die. it's like it's the only way to live on earth.

    "everyone takes number one in the race
    'cause we all keep running in place"

    no ones doing anything to make the world better. no ones going anywhere, we're all just running in place.
    if everyones running in place then no one wins, it's a dead tie for everyone. That's why everyone takes number one, but really no ones winning, it's more like everyone loses.

    "here kitty kitty can't train that fox
    must be drinkin' that name brand scotch
    all of us cut from the same damn cloth
    some of us never cut the price tags off"

    you can't explain things to some people. people with money ( drinking that name brand scotch) think there better
    then everyone.
    one of my favorite lines is, "all of us cut from the same damn cloth some of us never cut the price tags off." all men were created equal, some people want to act like they were made special. just because some one is sitting in a big house sippin name brand scotch doesn't make them any better then someone who is working hard everyday for somewhere to sleep.

    "she ended up on a pole
    with her heels pointin'
    at a jesus she used to know
    stripped down to her naked body
    we made her drown in a lake full of patriarchy"

    a girl that used to be innocent and religious is now a stripper.
    patriarchy is dominance of men, its when the male is always the leader and has authority over women.
    if you tell someone that there nothing and not good enough there whole life then thats what there gonna be.
    men can make women feel useless. A lot of women that are strippers and other jobs such as that were always told
    they wouldn't amount to anything. some dads inadvertently cripple there daughters when there growing up by teaching
    them that the male is the leader and that they can't do wrong.

    "and in between the pride and the misery
    with an infinite supply of sympathy
    are these invisible walls that hold me
    like this goldfish bowl is the whole sea, see?"

    the goldfish bowl being the whole sea is like saying that my house is the whole world.
    you only see a little bit of the world and there's so much more out there.
    he also could be saying there's more out there then earth. like heaven.
    when you live in a goldfish bowl, your a prisoner. a fish in the sea is free.

    i feel like thats what slug is trying to say in the chorus too.

    "stuck with yourself like the rest of us
    dirt gets done and then we back to dust
    runnin' in place sun in my face
    let me fly away heaven won't wait
    heaven won't wait let me fly away
    getting no way everyday"

    your stuck with yourself. your who you are. you can't change your mom or your dad or your dna. your stuck with yourself whether you like it or not. runnin in place (fish doing circles in his bowl). "let me fly away heaven won't wait" im not sure about this line but sometimes i think it means he'd rather die and go to heaven then live on this earth.

    Zazuon July 06, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthird trimester see the kid kick
    she showed me outside
    when she gave me a cigarette

    love it
    riseriseon January 09, 2011   Link
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    General Comment First off, one of my favorite Atmosphere songs, I wish more people would comment on it!
    Pretty sure that the correct lyrics are actually “Heaven won’t wait let me fly way, get in my way everyday.”... instead of what was written above.


    The meaning behind this song is apparent- Slug feeling stuck in a type of dystopia and stuck with himself, but wants nothing more than to escape. I think he's saying that we all do our best to cope with life and this society, so we shouldn't judge one other.
    "Not every pony grows up to be a Pegasus
    You gotta let people be hypocrites,
    Count your blessings and mind your business.”

    I've also always loved the line:
    "Here kitty kitty can't train that fox, must be drinkin' that name brand scotch."
    At first, I thought that Slug was referring to a woman or himself, and how alcohol ( like he talks about in the beginning of the song) is making himself or the mysterious "she" in his life act hostile, or out of line. But after what the person above me said about this line, i'm more curious about it.


    And lastly, just a thought about the hook, I think that he creates a more ideal place to be in his head, which he refers to as heaven ( another location, time, or mental state) He could also be literally meaning heaven. But he can’t get to this place because he’s stuck, the sun in his face — which is whatever keeps him confined to this depressing place he's confined to. Although he makes the sun blinding him sound like a negative factor in his life,it could be something good in his life if he's referring to heaven in a literal sense. The only way to escape this miserable life would be through death, in which the sun in his face might be one of the blessings in his life — possibly his son.
    Just trying to dig a little deeper to see if there's more to this song and hope more people comment on it!
    LKittyon September 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSimply stunning, first of all, that beat is truly beautiful, I can't get over how Ant makes the most beautiful beats for Slug. Secondly, probably one of my favourite Atmosphere simply because its one of his songs where it just hits hard and every single thing he says is truth in every bodies eyes. In my eyes, the moral of the story is that not everyone is perfect so don't tell people what to do and don't take peoples bull shit, just live your life the way you want cause if you want true happiness, you live your own life.
    God1Loves1Uglyon December 06, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"are these invisible walls that hold me
    like this goldfish bowl is the whole sea, see?" could this line be referring to Eyedea's Birth of a Fish? After all they were great friends had many collaborations and later the song My Key would be about Eyedea.
    hypnotikkkon August 12, 2012   Link

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