As she walks through the door
With her hair in the wind
She's my golden girl

In a beautiful world,
with her hair in the wind
she's my go there girl

There goes Mary walkin' down on a sunny road to Heaven
passin' right past all the gods with a smile and a short remark
She looks back once and she laughs out loud
She turns her head and she gets back
To the original mission

There's a castle built on the clouds
Just like mama used to read to you about
She walks out to the door, a strange noise twists open
And the wind changed her smile with precision

Then a man walks out the door
Takes her hand and says he wants to see more

Shakes her head and she turns away
Shakes another and she flies away
'Cause all she's lookin' for is a place
A place where everything's okay
Place where she can rest her head

And all she's lookin' for is a place

Rest her head...
Rest her head...
Rest her head...



Lyrics submitted by avataraera, edited by MechanicalBirds

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    My InterpretationI think the song is simply about an optimistic young girl who realizes that the world isn't really all that great.

    "In a beautiful world, with her hair in the wind, she's my golden girl"
    It starts off happy enough, Patrick talking about how he loves her so and her being his 'golden girl'. He then cuts to the story itself;

    "There goes Mary walking down on a sunny road, to heaven" She's so happy! Her cheeriness is so great she may as well be walking straight to Heaven.

    The castle built on the cloud could be Mary's idealism getting the best of her. She's comparing what may just be a beautiful manor to stories her mother used to tell her. She goes up to visit it.
    "And she changed her smile with precision"
    A.K.A. She went straight from a smile to a frown.
    "Then the man walks out the door
    Takes her hand and tells her he wants to see more
    Shakes her head and turns away
    Shakes, and she climbs away"
    The man who lived in the beautiful house turned out to only want one thing: sex. This shatters Mary's happy view on life, and she runs away. The whole realization of the imperfectness of life does a large toll on her.

    "All she's lookin' for is a place
    A place where everything is okay
    A place where she can rest her head"
    So weary. She just wants to go back to her old self, where everything was okay and nice.

    I love this song! Patrick never disappoints.
    MechanicalBirdson February 09, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI may as well just add how I think the lyrics go while I'm at it.

    As she walks through the door
    With her hair in the wind
    She's my golden girl

    In a beautiful world,
    with her hair in the wind
    she's my go there girl

    There goes Mary walkin' down on a sunny road to Heaven
    passin' right past all the Gods with a smile and a short remark
    She looks back once and she laughs out loud
    She turns her head and she gets back
    To the original mission

    There's a castle built on the clouds
    Just like momma used to read to you about
    She walks out to the door, a strange noise twists open
    And the wind changed her smile with precision

    Then a man walks out the door
    Takes her hand and says he wants to see more

    Shakes her head and she turns away
    Shakes another then she flies away
    'Cause all she's lookin' for is a place
    A place where everything's okay

    Place where she can rest her head

    And all she's lookin' for is a place

    Rest her head...
    Rest her head...
    Rest her head...
    MechanicalBirdson May 23, 2012   Link

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