"Record Collector" as written by Elisabeth Maurus and Craig Dodds....
I'm tired of saying
That I won't get lost ever again
Who knows?
Maybe I will

And everywhere I go there I'll be
With a rusty old rake in a pile of leaves
Oh my
Truly daunting

[Chorus]
But my blue eyes cannot see
That their real hue is probably green
I should keep records of these things
And I know what yesterdays bring

And I'm not really sure
But I'm starting to think that I've been here before
Who knows?
Maybe I have

And everywhere I went
There I was with a choir of bees
They were all a buzz
Oh my, how amusing

[Chorus]

One time--there was this one time
When I swore God, she spoke to me
And she told me, oh yes, she told me
Of all the wonders that she could bring

And I said
Won't you, won't you fill me up with it?
Why don't you fill me up with it?
Won't you fill me?
Won't you, won't you fill me up with it?
Why don't you fill me up with it?
Why don't you fill me?
Won't you, won't you fill me up with it?
Why don't you fill me up with it?
Why don't you fill me up?

But my blue eyes cannot see
That their real hue is probably green
I will keep records of these things
And I'll know what yesterdays bring
I am always there with me
And I'll know what yesterdays bring


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"Record Collector" as written by Craig Dodds Elisabeth Maurus

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    General CommentI think this song is about how you repeat life's mistakes (getting "lost") over and over, until you take the time to learn from your past. After all, it is your "yesterdays" that bring you to the place you are now in life.

    Lissie suggests that her general approach to life is so short-sighted (irony implicit in Lissie's lyric) that she forgets that her own eyes are actually more green than the blue she generally considers them to be.

    Lissie confesses that she's always resolving "I won't get lost ever again," but of course, she does, because she hasn't "recorded" (ie fully appreciated and learned from) the reasons why she keeps getting lost. Metaphorically, she's always raking up leaves because she never realizes it would be better to cut down the tree.

    Her spontaneous way of life means her thoughts are like a "choir of bees" buzzing around her head, rather than a logical plan of getting from A to B, which is of course why she never gets anywhere ("I'm starting to think that I've been here before").

    At the end of the song, Lissie asks God (a female God in her conception) for help in achieving life's "wonder" ("Won't you fill me up with it!?"), and she resolves to "keep records" of her actions, so that she can avoid repeating herself.

    This will allow her to stop going in circles, like a record (another intentional pun in Lissie's lyric), and finally move forward to achieve life's wonders. Lovely song.
    yhtrownuon October 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes somebody know what this is about?
    Imbusmannon September 23, 2010   Link

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