Open eyes, got to see the light flood in
Open eyes got to understand what it's like away from home

All the hills rolling rolling off your shoulders
All the hills in a mirror made of water and live it all
Made of water
Live it all

Shiver, little river, don't you ever give in
Come a little closer, meet me in the morning time
Shiver, little river, colder than the winter
Cold, cold water come a little closer now

Open sky and I'm not pretending, no
Open mind looking up at clouds that matter,
To you most

With the sound of the running water,
With the sound of the wires above our heads,
We're not alone
Above our heads
We're not alone

Shiver, little river, don't you ever give in
Come a little closer, meet me in the morning time
Shiver, little river, colder than the winter
Cold, cold water come a little closer now

Shiver, little river, don't you ever give in
Come a little closer, meet me in the morning time
Shiver, little river, colder than the winter
Cold, cold water come a little closer now


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    My InterpretationOpen eyes, got to see the light flood in
    Open eyes got to understand what it's like away from home
    (This could be leaving your comfort zone and learning more about the world and yourself, as in growing up or branching out)

    All the hills rolling rolling off your shoulders
    All the hills in a mirror made of water and live it all
    Made of water
    Live it all
    (This could mean all those things that were holding you back, that seemed so difficult to surpass, are revealed to be abstract ideas that were all in your head. Once you realize that you can flow past them like water over a hill, rather than through it)

    Shiver, little river, don't you ever give in
    Come a little closer, meet me in the morning time
    Shiver, little river, colder than the winter
    Cold, cold water come a little closer now
    (Just keep flowing through life, like water over and around the problems you face, whether real or imagined, and you'll grow closer to happiness)

    Open sky and I'm not pretending, no
    Open mind looking up at clouds that matter,
    To you most
    With the sound of the running water,
    With the sound of the wires above our heads,
    We're not alone
    Above our heads
    We're not alone
    (There are no limitations beyond actual physical ones, and even those are only as limiting as you allow. You're always going to have your happiness threatened by societal standards looming over you, but you aren't the only one going against the grain, and if you keep moving forward, eventually you and those like you will change the flow of things)

    Well, that's how I interpreted it.
    xjedixon December 05, 2012   Link

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