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    General Comment"When I brought the swing sets idea to the guys I was a little worried, because it was one of the first ideas I had created with lyrics and me singing. Everyone seemed to like it, but it never really found its place in a full song. Dustin had the idea to place it at the end of "Talking Through Glass", and we ran with it. He and I ended up talking about lyrical content from my perspective and linking the two songs together.

    The swing sets idea came about from my memories as a kid, swinging staring at the person next to you. Every once in awhile, you would link up with that person and feel stuck eye-to-eye in some sort of connected stillness amongst all the greater movement around you. It always seemed special to me, but it would never last long unless you were both working together to keep the connection. I felt that that was a perfect metaphor for love and relationships. We all deal with this and often get lost in the movement, unable to connect again."

    -Ed, straight from the vinyl liner notes
    hearttton July 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes this mean Dustin no longer believes in God? : \
    I'm not sure about this one..
    Outofcon August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like an unhappy relationship and just getting tired of giving a 100% and not getting it in return and the person has changed and the other doesn't understand them anymore. Then just ending it for the better cause the person is emotionally exhausted and doesn't know what else to do.
    clawrence91on August 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea what this song means.

    brooks450on August 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoh and his vocals near the end make me think of newer norma jean....
    brooks450on August 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis whole cd is a story and at this point in the story the person is dead and can't be heard.
    obe41587on August 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsame same! brooks. in fact i think it is a very similiar song lyrically too. i get vibes of frustration in a relationship from this one.
    faithinthethiefon August 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the phil dude. I think it might be about doubts that he has concerning his faith and following an invisible God. Example: "It feels like I'm trying to catch the wind". All followers of Christ have doubts, and he's having trouble at times believing in God. He's frustrated in the end, saying that one one hand, he'll never find anything like God, but he's thinking about giving up and asking "what else can I do?" I can really relate to this, personally.

    The relationship with a girl theory doesn't make sense to me given the lines about chasing the wind and banishing myths/ghosts in your place. But that's just me. Plus as far as I know he's happily married.
    playitloud253on August 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwhat is he whispering at the end of this song?? i cant tell
    brooks450on August 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere is the core concept of the song, according to Dustin:

    "Talking Through Glass was inspired loosely by some ideas Ed had about the frustrations of not being able to save certain relationships that had so much promise to start. The Swing Sets concept is at the core. Ed explains it in the liner notes of the vinyl."

    Kynes187on August 12, 2009   Link

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