This life
It's just a place in my mind
Through the window I find I can stop time

'Cause dreams are crawling all over my head,
and you have those beautiful eyes
But I am a wicked child


Now with my head in the clouds
I'll sit here and burn, I will burn


You're Poseidon, and I'm dyin'
with my teeth on your smile
I walk my feet on your mile
With my eyes, I'll follow you up the trees
I'll be the birds and the bees,
from my prison that I can't leave


Now with my head in the clouds
I'll sit here and burn, I will burn


Save me, I'm not crazy, I just fell through the
ground and now things are upside down

(Merriment)

Wait for a minute
Just don't toss me away
I'll be down in the trees, just begging you please
My hands in my pockets, my feet growing long
in the way the vine grows strong
Hold me high
Hold me high tonight
I won't lie to you, don't lie to me

Now with my head in the clouds I will sit here
and burn, I will burn
Save me I'm not crazy, I just fell through the
ground, and now things are upside down


Lyrics submitted by canek, edited by TheFireKite

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    My InterpretationI think this is referring to Sherri's baby, Lucy.

    The first few lines I think could refer to the baby in the womb; a dreamlike, not quite real state.

    "You're Poseidon, and I'm dyin'
    with my teeth on your smile
    I walk my feet on your mile"

    Could refer to the biological and metaphorical connection between mother and the baby; she has her smile, she might walk in her footsteps.

    "I'll be the birds and the bees,
    from my prison that I can't leave"

    I think refers to the baby in the womb again; the prison she can't leave, the baby being the end result of the "birds and the bees".

    I think the chorus refers to the childbirth itself; the baby is born, headfirst and "upside-down", crying and "burning" with the air around her and filling her lungs. Her mind and consciousness of the person she will be not there yet, "head in the clouds".

    The bridge I think would referring to the hope and promise of the baby, "feet growing long, in the way the vine grows strong", as well as her innocence and preciousness to her mother: "Hold me high tonight, I won't lie to you, don't lie to me."
    LuxSucreon June 28, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationShe's in love with him. So is he with her, but he's physically somewhere else right now. She is waiting for him, but it's torturous. He is somewhere beautiful and her surroundings are not so much. She dreams, with her head in the clouds, of the two of them being together... so much to the point it makes her 'seem' crazy... but really she is just in anguish from the waiting, the yearning... he feels the same way but isn't experiencing it as she is because she is more so the one waiting behind for his return... or at least until they can live somewhere else together at last.
    bbellieon February 26, 2014   Link

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