The eyes, lies
Sun driven to die
Don't let the calm persuade you
Live life for today
Never give up the dream
Overcome the odds built up
Never bow down before a man without his license and registration
Never bow down
Built it up on words too frail to survive
Loss, strife
You're bleeding and broken
Burning and broken and misbegotten
Life has become the problem
The strength of what is real outdoing the fakeness in your smile
(I) never asked for a hand I didn't need
Never needing to be pulled up by anyone but me
This was our common ground
Our shadows ran like children
Now as I burn it down, I won't forget the words you said
This is the heart
Letting go of the disposition of now
Just let them go
You can't save everyone
Just let them go
You can't save anyone


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The Smell of Florida After It Rains song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about growing up and learning about the reality of the world. It sounds like it's sung to another person. A breakdown for you:

    The eyes, lies
    Sun driven to die
    Don't let the calm persuade you

    *Even the sun will die eventually, even though it looks healthy right now.*

    Live life for today
    Never give up the dream
    Overcome the odds built up

    *Keep some parts of childhood, keep dreaming even though the chances are unlikely. Live life to the fullest*

    Never bow down before a man without his license and registration
    Never bow down

    *Always make a stand, fight to be seen*

    Built it up on words too frail to survive
    Loss, strife
    You're bleeding and broken
    Burning and broken and misbegotten
    Life has become the problem

    *You've lost your dreams, you've forgotten everything because of the stuggles of life*

    The strength of what is real outdoing the fakeness in your smile
    (I) never asked for a hand I didn't need
    Never needing to be pulled up by anyone but me

    *The person's perspecitve saying they've done everything for themselves.

    This was our common ground
    Our shadows ran like children
    Now as I burn it down, I won't forget the words you said
    This is the heart
    Letting go of the disposition of now
    Just let them go
    You can't save everyone
    Just let them go
    You can't save anyone

    *Burning away their childhood, but they can keep some memories but not all of them.*
    corerulezon August 15, 2010   Link

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