"Cicadas and Gulls" as written by and Leslie Feist....
Cicadas and gulls
They scrape on the hull
The land and the sea
They're distant from me

I'm in the sky, sky, sky
I'm in the sky

Thoughts are like pearls
And flags are unfurled
When we're in the dark
I'll ride you back the ark

Because you might, might, might
Because you might

Maps can be posed
With you on your own
And distance is braille
And all that entails

I'm in the sky, sky, sky
I'm in the sky
I'm in the sky

As deep as a page
As high as a stage
As full as a room
When we're in the spoon


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"Cicadas and Gulls" as written by Leslie Feist

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    Lyric CorrectionOfficial lyrics from the album's booklet:

    Cicadas and gulls
    A scrape on the hull
    The land and the sea
    Are distant from me

    I’m in the sky, sky, sky
    I'm in the sky

    Thoughts are like pearls
    When flags are unfurled
    When we’re in the dark
    I’ll ride you like the ark

    Because you’re mine, mine, mine
    Because your mine

    Maps can be poems
    When you’re on your own
    And distance is Braille
    And all that entails

    I’m in the sky, sky, sky
    I'm in the sky

    Empty as a page
    As high as the stage
    As full as the room
    When we’re in the spoon
    jeffyhon November 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so BEAUTIFUL
    letmegohomeon October 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is absolutely beautiful
    Lavenderon October 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctiona few thoughts:

    "I'll ride you back the arc" might be "I'll ride him by the arc" or "arriving by the arc"
    "because you might" i think it should be "because you're mine" (when you listen very closely)
    "as deep as a page" should probably be "empty as a page"
    onetwofoldon November 22, 2011   Link
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    General Commentmy friend recently took her life and this song reminds me of her. to me, it's a song about her looking down on us (i.e. "i'm in the sky" and "the land and the sea are distant from me")and all the peace on earth and the peace in her heart now. this is such a beautiful song, feist conveys emotions so honestly and powerfully.
    maysensmynameon May 04, 2012   Link

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