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Every sentiment hangs around
No longer than a minute or two
I find I keep falling for love
But I can’t seem to follow it through

So run, little rabbit, run

I leave one good hand on the wheel
Been counting mile markers for days
Everything falls further behind
I can disappear in several ways

So run, little rabbit, run

Sleep through the morning
Don’t wake me up
Sleep through the morning
One little man to one mighty sun

Try to break away from yourself
Throw your broken bones in a heap
All the blood and guts are exposed
Your spirit has been begging to leave



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    General CommentI'm surprised nobody posted here yet.
    Although I want to know what this song means...
    It's a nice yet sad song.
    For me it's bout being tired with life, but you can do nothing about it.
    All the little rabbit can do is keep on running.
    happyfauston July 03, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationGod, the acoustic version of this song is beautiful. I was hoping others would have posted interpretations of this gem. I seemed to identify with it from the standpoint of being someone who loves the idea of love but gets scared and can't seem to commit. I feel like the "little rabbit" is actually a girl he is singing to. I feel like he's telling her to run away from him. He tells her:

    "I find I keep falling for love
    But I can’t seem to follow it through"

    Then he says:
    "I leave one good hand on the wheel
    Been counting mile markers for days
    Everything falls further behind
    I can disappear in several ways"

    As if to say he always keeps one foot in the relationship and one foot out, ready to "disappear" from the romance at a moment's notice. He can't fully commit.

    I interpret the "One little man, one mighty sun" lyric almost as if he's saying he's a small person compared to the bright/burning love she may feel for him; he doesn't want to "awaken" to it, he wants to stay ignorant in his own emotional neutrality.

    He then tells Little Rabbit to listen to her gut and break away from him. She's likely heart broken that he can't give her what she wants/needs but isn't willing to walk away from him, and he's asking her to listen to her intuition and break free from him. Just count the hard fight she's waged to make the relationship work as a sunk cost, throw the towel in and walk away.

    Just my thoughts :)
    mjennin23on September 03, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI felt the song may have a more direct message, I think he could be referring to the loss of a child due to illness (cancer?)... the refrain:

    Sleep through the morning
    Don’t wake me up
    Sleep through the morning
    One little man to one mighty sun

    could be read as a double entendre

    Sleep through the mourning (to mourn the dead)
    Don’t wake me up
    Sleep through the mourning
    One little man to one mighty son (child... also "little man" as a possible child reference.)

    The closing seems pretty direct as well,

    Try to break away from yourself
    Throw your broken bones in a heap
    All the blood and guts are exposed
    Your spirit has been begging to leave

    A somewhat positive view on the death of a terminally ill child, at least the pain is over, and his spirit has been begging to leave.

    Listen to it again thinking this and see if the emotion in his voice doesn't make you believe.
    Daenoston September 29, 2013   Link

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