"Dinosaurs" as written by Orlando Weeks, Felix White, Hugo White and Rupert Jarvis....
True ring, true ring
Gonna make this crystal sing
Other ways, other ways
Otherwise, we're just going backward

True ring, true ring
Gonna make this songbird sing
Get a load, get a load
Get a load, get a load of it

True ring, true ring
For the one that's listening
Sound advice, sound advice
Empty hands and tired eyes

True ring, true ring
Giving up and giving in
Little arms, little arms
Little arms on a big body

And I hold you to the light to see
And keep you safe inside of me
Oh
Restore this crack so

I want nothing tonight to hold but you
I keep this pillow, it's such a poor substitute
For a soul, a soul
For a soul, a soul

Truth told, truth told
Tear the tear, and fold the fold
Pick it up, pick it up
Pick it up when it's yours to hold

Truth told, truth told
When you hit the ground just roll
Bend your knees, bend your knees
Bend your knees when you're lifting these

And I hold you to the light to see
And cotton wool you safe in me
Oh
Restore this crack so

I want nothing tonight to hold but you
Keep close the cold compress, such a poor substitute
For a soul, a soul
For a soul, a soul


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"Dinosaurs" as written by Orlando Weeks Rupert Jarvis

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  • +4
    General CommentThe speaker is an archeologist talking about dinosaur fossils.

    Gonna make this crystal sing = Making a fossil tell a story. Could also be amber with something inside.

    Empty hands and tired eyes = searching for fossils usually leads to these.

    Giving up and giving in = frustration because of how difficult fossils are to find.
    Little arms on a big body = the fossil is the reward.

    And keep you safe inside of me = want to protect the fossil
    Oh, restore this crack so =want it to be perfect

    I keep this pillow it's such a poor substitute for a soul = fossils wrapped up in cotton and other protective material is not as good as a real dinosaur.

    When you hit the ground just roll
    Bend your knees bend your knees, bend your knees
    When you're lifting these = advice to archeologists

    The song is also a love song... the narrator has such a deep love and wants to protect another. It seems like a totally one sided love... It definitely is true love though.

    As silly as it may sound, this song gives me goosebumps.
    franciscodanconiaon May 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTrials and tribulations of a T-Rex.
    MDJon May 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI don't really think it's about dinosaurs and fossils, despite the name.
    I think it's more of a love song. But i think it's more of the love a parent feels for a child or baby.

    "True ring true ring
    Gonna make this crystal sing"
    and
    "True ring true ring
    Gonna make this songbird sing"
    Could be a reference to the nursery rhyme "hush little baby"

    "I want nothing tonight to hold but you
    I keep this pillow it�s such a poor substitute"

    "And I hold you to the light to see
    And keep you safe inside of me"

    "Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up when it�s yours to hold"
    There are quite a few references to "holding", and i see this more like holding a baby than holding a lover. Also "safe inside of me" could suggest inside the womb.
    "little arms and a big body" could be reference to a dinosaur, but still it is quite a childish way to describe one. I guess babies have little arms and big bodies, maybe? ha.

    "When you hit the ground just roll
    Bend your knees bend your knees, bend your knees
    When you�re lifting these" parental advice?


    "And cotton wool you safe in me" again this sounds like something a protective parent would say.

    I kind of think it's about a father who wants to see his kid but can't "restore these cracks" could just mean how he feels like the child was part of him and now he's falling apart without them. And "Safe inside of me" could be the father trying to replicate the bond the mother and child have after the baby was carried in the womb. The "pillow" could be a dinosaur toy, or dinosaur pillow that belonged to the child, which would explain all the references to dinosaurs.

    ... or it could just be about a dinosaur/fossil, and every one is going to think I'm some mad woman who is desperate for babies.
    katherrrineeon July 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought it was "repair this cracked soul" which fits in with the rest of the song.
    combustiblecamperon March 15, 2011   Link

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