Get on your knees in the fire
You can leave it
All in your mind
It is all in your mind
It is

Call in the backseat a friend
It is really all in your mind
It is all in your mind

You look so tired of living like a kite
kite, kite, kite

Look at all the trees in your mind
That are growing all in your mind
It is all in your mind
It is

Look at all the leaves in the fire
That you're burning all in your mind
It is all in your mind
It is

You look so tired of living like a kite
kite, kite, kite

Get on your knees in the fire
You can leave it all in your mind
It is all in your mind
It is



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Open Season song meanings
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  • +2
    My Interpretation:I love this song. Really upbeat and driving. It has a sense of urgency, in the music, and in the lead singer's voice. As for my own personal interpretation, I'll give it a go!

    There is quite a large quantity of references to our tall, leafy friends. Leaves, fire, trees, all in the protagonist's mind. Heck, even "leaving" can be a tiny double-entendre. "Like a kite" has to do with wind as well physical or metaphorical. So this song is very nature-y. Another reason it's a fantastic song. We also know kites are somewhat opposites of trees when it comes to being rooted. Kites can go anywhere while trees are constrained to one spot.

    The biggest lines in the song are “Get on your knees in the fire, You can leave it”, “Call in the backseat a friend”, and “Look at all the trees in your mind, That are growing all in your mind”, “Look at all the leaves in the fire, That you're burning all in your mind”, and “You look so tired of living like a kite, kite, kite, kite”.

    And, of course, “it’s all in your mind”.

    The contradictory burning leaves (decay) and growing trees (growth) represent bipolarity between staying in one spot and leaving. I think the author of this piece really wants to emphasize an individual who is struggling with finding a spot to “root”. He has trouble finding a destination and staying for more than one season (fall). The trees drop leaves, the leaves decay, he burns the leaves, and flies away like a kite, kite, kite. But he is getting tired of it. The narrator is telling the protagonist that it is all in his mind. He tells the protagonist that there are trees growing right where you are burning the leaves. The narrator is telling the protagonist to stop viewing circumstances in a negative light.

    So why called “Open Season”? I definitely think it has to do with fall and leaves, and maybe open refers to being open to relocating.

    Welp, all this being said, it could be 100% wrong.

    Happy interpreting,

    Eric
    RiceTongson March 04, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:This song relly deserves some comments already!

    Is this "kite" word about being unsocial or having this kind of behaviour?
    If so then "it's all in your mind" can be a way to say that this person is always locked in his own world and not letting anything out or opening to anyone.
    Kadwayon January 29, 2014   Link

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