We drove a hundred miles that day
To see a Halloween parade
Skeletal autumn in Cold Spring

Parents holding hands with Pale Death's infants
Shivering on the courthouse steps in polyester robes
And exposed bone thermals

March them down to riverside square
Your teeth gnash together as you chew an Excedrin

On the way home
The empty parkway wound its way back through charred black pine
Just like a wormhole
Hickory death rattles into stagnant tracts of sky
Like warnings whispered
Antiphonal stridency that slept for half a century
And where are you
As lives are punctuated by moons

I've never loved you more than when you said
"I'm so scared of all the things I risk with kids I never knew existed"
Time machine rotors ripping holes over Freehold
Constellations rearrange and orbit 'round the steeple of First Presbyterian Church

I am Bear Mountain
I am entering orbit oh

I am Bear Mountain
I am entering orbit

On the way home
The empty parkway wound its way back through charred black pine
Just like a wormhole
A bridge becomes an island when the ends are disconnected
Wind is feedback
Antiphonal stridency that slept for half a century
And where are you


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Cold Spring song meanings
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    General Comment"And where are you / As lives are punctuated by moons?"

    Beautiful. Possibly referencing the passage of time and how it relates to our relationships with others, decrying the distance that grows as time goes on.
    goodreverendon April 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbest song on the album.
    BelievePeytonon March 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthoooollly shit these lyrics are absolutely incredible
    Druckon July 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs anything better than "I'M BEAR MOUNTAIN! I'M ENTERING ORBIT!" ?? No.
    leahperon January 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so grandiose and beyond what a band this young should be able to do.

    I hate to be the guy that compares them to Built To Spill, but this song may be the easiest to draw comparisons on the whole album.
    Shoey920on January 30, 2010   Link

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