I am a million pieces of the sky
I found a way to be alone
I'm gonna wait until you want me
Until you finally decide to go home

Diamond, diamond are you all in the sky?
I can't believe all of these beautiful lies
As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Come on, bury me alone in the light

I am, I'm gonna run this like a lion
Another way to be alone
And I will wait until you find me
Until you finally decide to go home

(Don't go home! Don't go home!)

Diamond, diamond are you all in the sky?
I can't believe all of these beautiful lies
As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Come on, bury me alone in the light

I've never had a reason to take me away, yeah
I want it to be over
But I sit here and wait (x2)

I saw her smiling from the top of the world
I saw her sleeping on, amazing I know
If you lower, lower, lower me down
You lower me clearly, so come and lower me

Diamonds, diamonds are you all in the sky?
I can't believe all of these beautiful lies
As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
Bury me, bury me

Diamond, diamond are you all in the sky?
I can't believe all of these beautiful lies
As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
Bury me, bury me
Bury me, bury me (x2)


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    General CommentThis song is seriously beautiful. There's no other way to put it. Isles and Glaciers is like an orchestra with singing. In my opinion, this really is the best song ever recorded. Because of it's lyrics, and sound. Jonny puts so much feeling into the hook, you can tell this song means something to him. I'm in awh. Ha
    TaylorStruckon August 30, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti love the craig's voice on the first verse
    stftkon March 27, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song.

    When im listening to it i get attached to the word alone, Sometimes being alone is strong.

    Everyone need some alone time to get clarity over whats bothering him or her.
    To get some distance to the problem thats causing the pain.
    Its not sad to be alone if its something you choose by yourself, i think its rather beautiful.

    Lack of love might be the worst kind of loneliness, friends and family just cant fill that hole.
    What is a life without love?
    jjamieon March 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand the meaning at all, but i really love this song <3
    ktbaby6592on April 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm not really sure what the meaning of this song is either, but the way I kinda percieved it as was,
    a person who had a fallout with another person with whom they're close with whether it be relationship or friendship whatever, and the cause of the fallout was the other persons fault, and while you're seperated from this person, you're feeling alone & missing them and you're just sitting there hoping and waiting for them to come back to you to repatch up whatever was broken.
    xxaidenxxon May 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAiden, I'm pretty sure you've got it right.

    "I am a million pieces of the sky
    I found a way to be alone
    I'm gonna wait until you want me
    Until you finally decide to go home"

    I'm thinking of it as if he's going on a break with a girl. It just makes a lot more sense to me this way. He's found a way to be alone, they go on a break, but the fact that he says he's going to wait until she wants him just shows you that he doesn't want to be alone. The girl wants to work on herself because whatever she's doing is just causing trouble and she's the one that initiated the break because he says that he's going to wait for her. Unless he initiates it and wants her to work on herself and then come back to home.
    Home symbolizes his persona. He's the home, the shelter and keeps her safe. He's the one that she needs, but she just doesn't realize it because the stress in the relationship is something she can't handle so she leaves. (Imagine a teenager that leaves his house because his parents are stressing him out, but he thinks what he knows is best when in fact, his parents that care for him know what's best and they're waiting for him at home.

    "Diamond, diamond are you all in the sky?
    I can't believe all of these beautiful lies
    As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky
    Bury me, bury me
    Come on, bury me alone in the light"

    Diamonds in the sky could symbolize other girls, the gem that he's searching for. He's asking if they're all in the sky because he's on the ground and has bad luck with girls and them not working out with the relationship. He's calling out to them and just wants someone that stays true because the past relationships have been a lie. Taking a photograph of the sky would mean keeping what he sees forever. He just wants to stay in the light forever with the diamond that surrounds him.

    "I am, I'm gonna run this like a lion
    Another way to be alone
    And I will wait until you find me
    Until you finally decide to go home

    (Don't go home! Don't go home!)"


    A lion symbolizes strength, him "running this like a lion" means that he's going to be strong throughout everything that's going on. That means not running back to her and leaving her alone. Being the strong one is a way he's staying alone, when you're strong, you can't communicate with the girl, you just have to miss her. When he says "I will wait until you find me" it sounds to me like she actually leaves him, and blames him for what happened in the song. He still loves her and will still wait until he comes to her. That's just how strong his love is for her. But logically, he knows that he if does take her back, things won't work out, he's just so emotionally drawn to her and cares for her (Don't go home!).

    "I've never had a reason to take me away, yeah
    I want it to be over
    But I sit here and wait

    I saw her smiling from the top of the world
    I saw her sleeping on, amazing I know
    If you lower, lower, lower me down
    You lower me clearly, so come and lower me"

    He's never had a reason to take himself out of the relationship because he's always optimistic and knows things are going to work out no matter what. He's so passionate for this person. All he wants is the struggle to leave, but it doesn't and the only thing he can do is wait. She's obviously happy because she's smiling on top of the world and he's sitting there waiting for her. It hurts him to see that. The one he is passionate for leaves him, and she's there with another guy, sleeping on him feeling happy. She lowered him down from where he was before the relationship started, and it doesn't bother him, so that's why he says to come and lower him.

    This song can tie directly into the song following it. Cemetery Weather. In that song, she leaves him and the guy she's now dating, makes her happy, but treats her the wrong way because he's all caught up in himself and is selfish. After all of this, he still wants to care for her and show her love. Not some quick fix. He knows he can make things last, she just needs to believe it.


    Dani3lBr00talityon June 20, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningWell, first off I notice the entire song is built upon a paradoxical extended metaphor. Every lyric illustrates this. "I am a million pieces of the sky" indicates a hyperbolic image of a shattered, broken continuity of the sky; "I found a way to be alone," following the statement that he is the sky, creates a paradox of a sky being separated from the people it is always watching over, even though many people always consider the sky to be with them. "I'm gonna wait until you want me // Until you finally decide to go home" illustrates a disjoint between desire and departure. These oxymoronic statements are intended to convey the narrator's/author's confusion to the listener/reader.

    Using apostraphe to question the diamond in the sky -- brilliant, beautiful, yet small fragments compared to the wholeness of the sky -- tries to reckon with whether whatever or whomever the narrator is speaking to is with him, if all of the diamond is with him, because he makes a near-direct admission of confusion that is unusual in the use of paradox. The lines "I can't believe all of these beautiful lies // As they surround me I will take a photograph of the sky" serve as admission of disbelief, where the narrator basically says he doesn't understand the situation he is in, and will photograph himself (the sky) as the situation unfolds to understand it from another point of view in the future. The reader/listener is meant to understand this confusion as a paralysis of action due to inability to understand--something the narrator hopes to alleviate by future rumination.

    The second part of the meaning to this is the imagery and diction. Description of these elements are simple as they both contain two things in common: beauty and romanticism. The romantic and beautiful descriptors, such as the reference of the woman as a "diamond" and the lies as "beautiful," the narrator asking to be "bur[ied] ... alone in the light" serves to enhance the paradoxical nature of the relationship between the narrator and the diamond, and to communicate to the reader/listener how intensely the author feels about this relationship and the beauty of it, implying a more deeply painful effect as the relationship shows itself to be conflicting and confusing. The romantic diction and imagery reveal that the narrator holds onto an unchanging, romantic ideal that is contradictory to the hurtful confusion in the relationship.

    Toward the end, describing now the girl as "smiling from the top of the world" and "sleeping on, amazing I know" reflect even more the narrator's romantic ideal and serve to underscore that point even more. The narrator puts the girl on a pedestal, and introduces another paradox of seeing this girl, a source of confusion for the narrator, as so grand despite her actions. The reader/listener is meant to view this as a seemingly unconditional acceptance of the girl, even to unhealthy extents. The abusiveness of the relationship and self-destructiveness lies in the fact that the narrator wishes for the girl to "lower, lower, lower [him] down" because he recognises that she "lowers [him] clearly," so he accepts the problematic nature of the relationship. The songwriter's selection of this request reflects the ideas that the narrator is willingly engaging in a destructive relationship, and that the reader should understand that this behaviour is not necessarily desirable.

    Without continuing to beat this song to death, the devices make it clear what the meaning is: confusion about what the relationship is and how the other person feels, leading to conflicting and confusing feelings, and intensifying the pain because of the romantic ideal in the narrator's mind. The song explores the theme of dealing with a romantic ideal even in a hurtful and confounding relationship in which a person willingly prolongs, and ultimately appears to leave the problem up to an open-ended solution, as the chorus stanza is repeated to a point at the end, demonstrating how difficult it is to produce a stock solution for this problem.
    Xevrexon May 12, 2012   Link

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