"Skipalong" as written by Lenka Kripac and Mike Farrell....
So tired of feeling blue.
Such a heavy weight on you.
So shake it off and make your way
To somewhere different [Repeat: x2]
Oh no now you're leaving me
Oh what will you do all alone
In the big bad world?
I'm not worried, no.

[Chorus]
Cause you're gonna skip along,
Quite merrily, baby.
You're gonna ravel in hate.
And what's goin' on?
And you're like a sugar ball
And oh how you could
No I will come and you'll
Just skip along.

Were so oblivious.
Comes natural to us.
Keep smiling knowing all the while
The world will fall apart [Repeat: x2]

[Chorus]

Wouldn't it be lovely to be home? oh
Safe and sound and no one left
To bring us down but so far away.

[Chorus: x2]

No I will come if we just skip along.


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"Skipalong" as written by Mike Farrell Lenka Kripac

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  • +2
    My InterpretationMy favourite song on the self titled album!

    It starts off in a very somber mood but builds up to this vibrant feeling.

    I love the tune and its odd cheerful, somber feel to it even though it doesn't necessarily mean, at least to me, not a very overly-cheerful song, lyrics wise. :P

    I feel like its about things not working out and they decide to take the easy way out - They become oblivious to the real problems that surround them and run away from it. They are happy to continue to skipalong because they don't want to be weighed down nor feel bad about the situation even if things are falling a part around them.

    On the other side of the fence the viewpoint of the other half/person could sees this as a cop out but in the end decides that they don't want to feel that burden all the time either as we all want happiness - as you can hear from the lyrics that things are turned from "You" to "I".

    You can't always have things go right for you and its hard when the comforts of 'home' are so far away.

    The song slows down at the end with the 'la di da' wispy feel of it all.. false happiness, perhaps? Is it better to lie to yourself?
    Bryan82on July 25, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics are incomplete. Full version:

    So tired of feeling blue
    Such a heavy weight on you
    So shake it off and make your way to somewhere different
    To somewhere different

    Oh no, now you're leaving me oh what will you do
    All alone in the big bad world but I'm not worried, no

    Cause you're gonna skip along
    Quite merrily, baby
    You're gonna revel in hating what's going on
    And you're like a sugar bomb
    And no harm will come, no harm will come if you just skip along

    Acting oblivious
    Comes natural to us
    Keep smiling knowing all the while the world will fall apart
    The world will fall apart

    Ah, ah

    So we're gonna skip along
    Oh, quite merrily, baby
    We're gonna revel in hating what's going on
    And you're like a sugar bomb
    And no harm will come, no harm will come if we just skip along

    (Wouldn't it be lovely to be home, home
    Safe and sound with no one 'round to bring us down but
    That's so far away...)

    So I'm gonna skip along
    Quite merrily, baby
    I'm gonna revel in hating what's going on
    And I'm like a sugar bomb
    And no harm will come, no harm will come if I just skip along

    Yeah we're gonna skip along
    Quite merrily, baby
    We're gonna revel in hating what's going on
    And you're like a sugar bomb, bomb, bomb
    And no harm will come, no harm will come if we just skip along

    Skipalong
    Skipalong
    Lah-di-dah
    No harm will come if we just skip along
    alicecomplexon June 27, 2011   Link

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