Many nights, dwindle by
Midnight moon's on the rise
My heavy head's gone light
So I’ll go home and sleep tonight

I’m walking tonight about as far as I can go
I listen to that song by the Moonglows

Here’s to you and the stars above
The half-moon in your pretty eyes
And here’s to you and the setting sun
The barmen and their sorry songs

I’ll be drunk before too long
And I’ll keep up this sappy talk
This letter does it all
It's too much to enclose
These postcards from tiny islands
do more than you know

So here’s to you and the ground below
The glass ball in the empty sky
I’m walking tonight about as far as I can go
The marble (were stone in me?)
The midnight moon is up
This letter does it all
It’s too much to enclose
I feel so easy now
Everything is working out

Oh, holidays are flying by


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Postcards From Tiny Islands song meanings
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    General CommentA few changes for this awesome song:

    *Many nights dwindle by,*

    *This letter don't say it all, but it's too much to enclose* in both choruses.

    The marble, maybe: *the marble was stoning me"... although that disagrees with the tense, so maybe not. Your guess is as good as mine.

    And finally, "oh how the days are flying by!"
    fgevilmonkeyon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment**Can an admin delete the previous post. Marijuana affects the memory.

    Postcards from Tiny Islands is about Suicide.

    He's walking to another place far from his life the entire song. He's always walking and when he sees the moon he starts writing the letter.

    He's a glass ball in the empty sky and when he drops "to the ground below" the tempo of the song increases almost to a free fall.

    The tiny islands are bridges and the postcards are his suicide note.

    "The marble (were stone in me?)" I feel like he's saying "there's marble and stone in me". I think it's a very gruesome way to depict his body when he hits the ground. And then he sees the moon pass by and saying the letter explains it all, "It's to much to enclose".

    The Holidays flying by are the years since his death.


    GlassMOTGon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPostcards from Tiny Islands is about Suicide.

    He's walking to another place far from his life the entire song. He's always walking and when he sees the moon he starts writing the letter.

    He's a glass ball in the empty sky and when he drops "to the ground below" the tempo of the song increases almost to a free fall.

    The tiny islands are bridges and the postcards are his suicide note.

    I feel that "The marble (were stone in me?)" I feel like he's saying there's marble and stone in me. He's fucking dieing and he's watching the moon pass by and saying the letter
    I live in Williamsburg Brooklyn and I walked the bridge tonight because I'm broke. I felt like jumping, It reminded me of the song.

    "The marble (were stone in me?)" I feel like he's saying there's marble and stone in me. He's fucking dieing and he's watching the moon pass by and saying the letter explains it all, "It's to much to enclose".

    The Holidays flying by are the years, it's time.
    GlassMOTGon April 20, 2009   Link

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