I came down over
the sleepy mountains where
our wide toes plunged into
the weeping shale to tear our
skin up off from the bottom
leaves our ankles bare
don’t just wander back and forth
and leave it

build it into pinnacles and shrines of some
some ghastly predicament of mine you’ll find
leaves us plastered
to a bed of hairs with
me all coiled up near the bottom
with my chest unbeared

oh but dear the sky is low
gather up it’s harm
in gauze with grateful arms
oh but dear the sky is low
gather up it’s harm
in gauze with grateful arms

oh but dear the sky is low watch
fluent sea men rig their rudders so they’ll
graze it with their wind arrows
tis in the fathoms that
they brush below

oh, my dreams,
come back to me, back to me
oh my wrinkles,
build on me, build on me

oh but dear the sky is low
gather up it’s harm
in gauze with grateful arms
oh but dear the sky is low
gather up it’s harm
in gauze with grateful arms


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  • +7
    Lyric CorrectionVERBATIM FROM THE VINYL RECORD SLEEVE:

    i came down over
    the sleepy mountains where
    our wide toes plunged into
    the weeping shale to tear our
    skin up off from the bottom
    leaves our ankles bare
    don't just wander back and forth
    and leave it

    build it into pinnacles and shrines of some
    some ghastly predicament of mine you'll find
    leaves us plastered
    to a bed of hairs with
    me all coiled up near the bottom
    with my chest unbeared

    oh but dear the sky is low
    gather up its harm
    in gauze with grateful arms

    oh but dear the sky is low watch
    fluent sea men rig their rudders so they'll
    graze it with their wind arrows
    tis in the fathoms that
    they brush below

    that we lie with our eyes and sides in tow tis
    in this warm and monious water that i
    flow and grow and sow
    i'm hear the birds wings squeak
    salt salt salt and the lemons drop
    from the spaces in their flings

    oh my dreams come back to me
    oh my wrinkles build on me
    wildebaton August 02, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationDon't beat me up too bad here, but I read a blurb about them somewhere, it seems I-Tunes, but I can't be sure, and the blurb referred to them as 'synth pop' and what I thought was interesting, 'witch pop'. But then I got to thinking. Maybe they're Wiccan. Maybe when they're talking about the sky being low, they're simply saying there's fog out. hehe They seem to be referring to skin and ankles being bare etc., you know, out in the woods, and mountains, and tree hugging type stuff...that's rather characteristic with Wiccan rituals.The song seems to have a ritualistic gathering sort of feel to it. Sometimes you gotta look past just the words. Just a thought...
    LunaRedcoaton February 05, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could mean a number of things, so I'm not gonna try to analyze it. This is such an awesome song, I love it!
    willowhazelon July 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about risk and trust and vurnarability
    chloe22on March 04, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this is about the turbulence of an unplanned pregnancy and embracing it positively.


    The first part seems like it speaks of the initial realization. Getting up after conceiving, from the mountains created among sheets and bodies in bed. Only to be halted by the reality of conception. Stopping their movement - injured feet. Open toes - post sexual ecstasy.

    Anxiety, pacing back & forth. Constructively make the problem something to find pride in (shrines) which among it you'll find her predicament... Pregnancy.

    The chorus presents that there is an issue but to wrap the harm in gauze, much like a newborn in a blanket. And as most of the lyrics are beautiful metaphors the blanket/gauze alludes to the actual birth itself, which heals the 'wound' of the initial worry. Grateful arms - resulted transcendence/responsibility.

    The part about the sea men, seems to me, like an analogy of the biological process inside her. Fluids racing her body - conception. It is in their "fathoms", journey through her body that they "brush below".


    I could be wildly off but that was my first gathering from the first read. Either way, gorgeous lyrics .
    stoggieLoveon October 11, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"oh but dear"
    "in gauze with grateful arms"

    Oh.

    I thought Obedear was someone's name, and the other line was "in God's ungrateful arms".
    notexactlyon August 30, 2015   Link

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