"Blow Away" as written by and Alison Loren/burton Sudol....
One of us is gonna be here and
One of us is gonna be running
Off alone into the great unknown
You're not me, you're a model of freedom
All you need are your kicks when you need 'em
Come and go, caught that slow alright

With one hand off the side
We get farther away in the blink of an eye

And it's the time we waste
Swallowed into space
It's the time it takes to blow away
To blow away
To blow away

Hey, hey you, yeah you gotta be leaving,
Say what you want, what you say, say anything
No one knows just how deep it goes
We are old in your teenaged tyranny
And all you need is a hunger to feed
I've got my own secrets though, say what?

With a heart full of mess and lore
We are doomed but we wanted more

It's the ride we take
The many winged escape
It's the bough we break to blow away
To blow away
And we blow away

One of us is now retreating
You knocked me down so hard I'm seeing a thousand stars
Come out where you are
'Cause I won't ever be caught crying
And I will not be taken lying down
It blows into smoke

The time we waste
Swallowed into space
It's the time it takes to blow
It's the ride we take

The many winged escape
It's the bough we break to blow away
To blow away
It's the times we say that no one's gonna take your place
It's a mistake to blow away
To blow away
We blow away


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"Blow Away" as written by Alison Loren Sudol Alison Sudol

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  • +3
    General Comment"you're not me, you're a model of freedom
    all you need is your kicks when you need 'em."

    it's so simple, but so perfect

    she's saying that all we have to do to truly be free is to abandon things we have convinced ourselves we need.

    i think this idea is confirmed when you look at

    "with a heart full of mess and lore,
    we are doomed but we wanted more."

    i think she's saying we're slaves to the idea that nothing is ever good enough.

    so maybe it is a "mistake to blow away" but isn't never being satisfied just as much of a blunder?
    razehateon July 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment
    I love this song and I love AFF
    and after reading the lyrics really thoroughly, I thought she was talking about a relationship.
    the first verse, talking about how a guy really wasn't ready for a commitment or maybe he just had to go-he was a model of freedom.
    It sounds like something close to a breakup when she talks about "hey, you, ya you gotta be leaving," or maybe he's moving away, kinda bittersweet.
    "we are doomed but we wanted more" they split up because it was fo the best, but they still love eachother.

    "i won't ever be caught crying and i will not be taken lying down" she's gonna be tough through this situation and try not to be vulnerable.
    and finally,

    **"It's the times we say that no one's gonna take your place it's a mistake to blow away" i think is the main statement in this song.
    When your in love you think that person is the only one.Then you break up and move on and realise, there are other people out there for you. But its okay to feel that way, your just in love.
    It's just a little mistake at the time- one to blow away:)
    goin4goldon July 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome song! To me its a happy song-she is putting her foot down-saying I'm not giving up on us! I am
    going to stick by you and -no matter what we do hence the "swallowed into space"- meaning even if we are just chilling-were going to be together and "blow away." But-that's my humble opinion!
    Avatar1220on September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcompletely unexpected from a fine frenzy...in fact, i thought it was feist the first time i heard it. but fantastic.
    icesk8ngurlon July 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is really unexpected, as icesk8ngurl said but it is totally amazing. she is so talented and i'm surprised this song isn't more popular. i love this song to the point that i went and bought it on itunes instead of getting it for free because i wanted her to get money for it =]

    i'm really not all that sure what it's about but it just feels really powerful. i love it!
    BoomTownWhoreon August 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNothing like what I'm used to from A Fine Frenzy.
    I like it. I hope I hear more stuff like this from her!
    Beautiful song, I can't stop listening to it.
    erikawearspradaon September 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just discovered this song today and love it! Definitely different from her last album, but still really good.

    I had to listen to the song a few times and finally came up with an interpretation. It's like she's speaking to the strong urge to give up in every one of us. It's always so easy to just let something go than to hold on, stay committed, and work through hardship. The times that we do give up is the time we've wasted and blew away. We've let that urge defeat us and give us a false feeling of freedom. This song is saying that we can fight against that urge that's always tempting and mocking us. "i've got my own secrets though, say what? with a heart full of mess and lore, we are doomed but we wanted more"- We're doomed because it's naturally easier to give up, but we want more than going thru life like that.

    wildthingson September 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI see in this song that she is in a relationship with someone who wants to keep things "come and go" as he wants, but she wants to take it more seriously. I think she's expressing that being with a guy like that is a waste of time - the time spent just gets sucked into space never to return - it just blows away - there's no substance.
    ploodieon September 15, 2009   Link

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