"I Won't Be Found" as written by and Kristian Matsson....
Well if I ever see the morning
Just like a lizard in the spring
I'm gonna run out in the meadow
To catch the silence when it sings

I'm gonna force the Serengeti
To disappear into my eyes
Then when I hear your voices callin'
I'm gonna turn just inside out

Well if I ever get to slumber
Just like a mole deep in the ground
Hell, I won't be found

Deep in the dust forgotten gathered
I grow a diamond in my chest
I make reflections as the moon shines on
Turn to a villain as I rest

Well if I ever get to slumber
Just like a mole deep in the ground
Hell, I won't be found

I know there is a hollow
I need to fill it with a draft
Of all the words that I wont way
And with a quiet whisper
I send a curse upon the day
That never used the sun to see
The light

I'm gonna float up in the ceiling
I built a levee of the stars
And in my field of tired horses
I built a freeway through this farce

Well if I ever get that slumber
Ill be that mole deep in the ground
And I won't be found


Lyrics submitted by malarky, edited by NiklasAlm, jacobsend, slytwisty

"I Won't Be Found" as written by Kristian Matsson

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about drinking. To me it seems to cover some very specific aspects of drinking, primarily drinking away sorrows.

    "I'm gonna force the Serengeti
    To disappear into my eyes
    Then when I hear your voices callin'
    I'm gonna turn just inside out"

    That moment when you're taking a drink and thinking of whatever troubles are on your mind, you force them inside yourself. Then, when your friends get your attention, you go back to being a goof, to be happy go lucky for a few moments.

    "I know there is a hollow
    I need to fill it with a draft"

    I actually think "draft" may be a double meaning here

    "I'm gonna float up in the ceiling
    I built a levee of the stars
    And in my field of tired horses
    I built a freeway through this farce"

    The mist interesting line here is the last one. If you dont know what a "farce" is, look it up. He built a freeway, an escape, through a comic display of himself.

    I think by "Wont be found" he means that in the morning, his troubles will be gone, he will have lost them.

    This is just my interpretation of course, but t strikes close to home for me, drinking for the wrong reason and regretting it in the morning.
    jonsey456on August 30, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationIts about becoming a pure being and merging with source/the absolute :)
    rrearton November 19, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKristian said in an interview that this song was about running away. If you read it thinking about that, it makes sense. He's insecure and trying to be something else, to turn his life around.
    gabiomson January 09, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere are several references in this song to the old folk song "I wish I was a mole deep in the groud." I heard Matt Costa play it live (and he gave credit to Bascom Lamar Lunsford) and thought HEY THAT'S FAMILIAR.
    malarkyon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAs malarky stated earlier, this song is certainly homage to Bascom Lamar Lunsford. In Lunsford's tune he expresses his desire to not only be a mole in the ground, but also a lizard in the spring. Awesome!
    colinlimaon December 28, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is obviously about running away, he even mention it in the first verse.

    If i ever see the morning, just like the lizard in the spring is a swedish metaphor. During the winter lizards in sweden goes in to hybernation and in the spring they awake after three or four months of darkness, almost like a reincarnation.

    During the sleepless nights of anxiety he feels as the morning will never come. And if it'll come he's "going to run out in the meadow to catch the silence when it sings". Preatty obvious that the silent meadow is a place where the evil thoughts during the night reach him.

    And if you think in this paradigm you'll understand the rest of the lyrics.

    Feel free to question this and i will return with an answer!
    NiklasAlmon February 18, 2014   Link

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