"Chimes" as written by Katie Tunstall and Howe Gelb....
Somewhere behind us
We went the way of the
White willow whale
Barely holding it
All together
With a hollowed out nail

Lifting off the lid of all I know
Lifting off the lid
Finding out about a love I'll grow
Into something big

Stepping in beat
As if on repeat
Reciting made up rhymes
Slip stream flows
The west wind knows
Inciting broken chimes

Lifting off the lid of all I know
Lifting off the lid
Finding out about a love I'll grow
Into something big


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"Chimes" as written by Katie Tunstall Howe Gelb

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    My InterpretationTheres something to this song about past and future. I think its about her marriage which in ended in divorce which is referenced in the first verse. "Somewhere behind us we went the way of the white willow whale"
    Also the idea of moving on is mentioned in the chorus as "lifting off the lid of all I know" which can be like opening yourself to new and different things to forget the past.
    Finally the idea that she plans to move on is that she mentions "the west wind knows inciting broken chimes" which is about herself moving on even though she's broken hearted
    jethroaqualungon November 21, 2013   Link

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