Look up child
The world is born
Shoe's untied
And your soles are worn

Windows are rolled down
Sun is setting high
Windows are rolled down
I'm fixin' to die

Corn rows have companion feel
This rocky road and this steering wheel
Who do you call to ease your pain
I hope for you to get through this rain

Windows are rolled down
Moon is hanging low
Windows are rolled down
Think it's time for me to go hey-ay-ay-a...-ay

Is it what you dreamed it'd be
Are you locked up in this fantasy
Oh this miles that have
torn us apart
My new found faith
and my broken heart

Windows are rolled down
Sun is rising high
Windows are rolled down
Feel that wind rushing by hey-ay-ay-a...

Windows are rolled down

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    Song Meaningi feel like this is someone looking back on a past relationship and it looks like it might not have ended well. whoever the person is in this song is rediscovering their past--maybe it their old town where they grew up. who ever it is is reminiscing of how things used to be. they're realizing the past is the past but seems to still have trouble getting over his lost love. they're "locked up in this fantasy" because they're not letting life roll forward. though this is sort of a sullen song, rolling the windows down seems to be a form of hope, a new beginning that's on the rise.
    rbcgirlon March 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree. In a way, it seems like he is rediscovering his past so that he can let it go. When he says 'feel the wind rushing by' I take it as he's letting go of the emotional connectors to his past.
    sunshinekowon May 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is written from the perspective of someone who has a terminal illness and they're speaking to someone who they had a rocky relationship with earlier in their life. I get the feeling it's a close family member that they had a falling out with and have become estranged from. The narrator is going to die soon and they just want that person to have peace when they die and not to feel sad and have regrets.

    I think the lines

    Who do you call to ease your pain
    I hope for you to get through this rain

    The narrator knows that person loves them and he/she hopes they have a good support system to help them through their dying.

    The line "My newfound faith and my broken heart" kills me. I think it's because many people become more spiritual and religious as they get near the end of their lives (hence newfound faith) but they are broken-hearted to be leaving their loved ones.
    Surlyglamrockon March 13, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMission Bell is one of the best albums ever.
    dooglepopon July 18, 2013   Link
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    General Commentwriter seems to have a co addictive relationship and wants to bring them both out.
    The lover can't seem to let go in spite of the efforts of the writer showing them the way. At some point we all have to fly away from toxicity no matter who we have to leave behind..
    mark748741on March 13, 2017   Link

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