wait,
round it goes
my mind's all over the place
sometimes I find it hard to face these thoughts I chase
sold my soul to the devil
in front of a rising sun
venom is this world of darkness
just before the church bells rung

and I said hey
I could use a change
let the autumn breeze rush in
it's time to turn the page today
I feel a little strange
just a silhouette I see
so the world will go up in flames

oh no,
I got coal inside my chest
and it's starting to show
I need to renovate my brain
to watch the flowers grow
I could place this mess beneath my bed
but she'd be back to haunt me soon
and when I close my eyes
it'd be hell I'd see
so I'd rather clean this room

and I said hey
I could use a change
let the autumn breeze rush in
it's time to turn the page today
I feel a little strange
just a silhouette I see
so the world will go up in flames

oh no,
before I close my eyes
close this door
into my dreams I'll stay
forever more

(it's a long walk back to town)
(it's a long walk back to town)


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Autumn Breeze song meanings
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    My InterpretationSeeing as to how there are no interpretations, I'll provide one myself. I believe that this song is about a person who wants to change, but can't. Maybe its because of his lack of self-control or past. He keeps looking at himself and trying to change but his silhouette(past self) is still there, and looking at his past from his present self. Since he can't change his destructive personality, he'll just make everyone else life worse, for revenge or just because of his personality.

    I find that the exact opposite of this song is written by Perfect Confusion AKA Cage the Elephant themselves. Rubber ball is literally about just loving everything and he is able to produce a positive influence.

    One main idea of change comes from his drug addiction. Matt Shultz can't change himself and his addiction in Autumn Breeze, but he finally does change himself in Rubber Ball. the progess of Cage the Elephant really show the progress of Matt's problems and how he feels about them. Its good to see that one doesn't forget his past.
    DiscoNightFeveron March 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think that it shows how ready for change he is, eg
    "wait,
    round it goes
    my mind's all over the place
    sometimes I find it hard to face these thoughts I chase
    sold my soul to the devil
    in front of a rising sun
    venom is this world of darkness
    just before the church bells rung

    and I said hey
    I could use a change
    let the autumn breeze rush in
    it's time to turn the page today
    I feel a little strange
    just a silhouette I see
    so the world will go up in flames"
    like he is welcoming the change after he made a mistake
    Kz13on September 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentYo, just slightly updating my last comment from a year ago. I've turned to underground rap now and have lost a passion for alternative and indie rock. It seems that someone has changed here. Even with this change of heart, I'll still remember my past.
    DiscoNightFeveron May 11, 2013   Link

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