He's just the kind of person who can never stop moving. He's always doing something: learning a new language, meeting extraordinary people...

She likens it to a kite; it flies higher when a longer length of string is unleashed.

It has made us learn to be two individuals, but also a couple at the same time.

...and show a new side of myself...

It's very hard to take someone for granted when you look forward to the next...



ride on
glide down
hide out
my flyweight love, flyweight love

took a train to the stubborn coast
off-season towns half shuttered
said hello to the rising breeze
made a note of the setting sun
we fell asleep in our three-day clothes
one tilted head on the other
felt a hand like the hand of god
heard a voice like a seed of song

ride on…

took a crowd down the avenue
to send a senator home right
going viral on the handheld screen
I’m the diode, you’re the kerosene
we’re separate circles in a crowded hall
debating this debating that and then another
and then the scent of you alighting on my
shoulder
hey there, oh hi, hey there, oh hi, oh my

out loud, go on and sing it out loud
go on and sing it out loud
we wanna be a flyweight love, flyweight love

and now
the years surprise us
how all our times apart
have become our vows

took a flight far across the globe
found a calling sweet as a lover
through the wilderness you find in me
you are in love with all the world
and in the evening I arise
when the sun creeps on your covers
here I am
here you are
breathing a hello
my flyweight love, flyweight love

took a train to another coast
took our time and the time has flown
oh you never have belonged to me
or should I say not to me alone


Lyrics submitted by Katiedid717, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Flyweight Love song meanings
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    My InterpretationI haven't been able to figure out all of the story snippets spoken at the beginning of the song yet, but I'll try to update when I've got that all sorted!

    When I was looking up the definition of "flyweight," I found this on Wikipedia:

    "In computer programming, flyweight is a software design pattern. A flyweight is an object that minimizes memory use by sharing as much data as possible with other similar objects; it is a way to use objects in large numbers when a simple repeated representation would use an unacceptable amount of memory. Often some parts of the object state can be shared, and it is common practice to hold them in external data structures and pass them to the flyweight objects temporarily when they are used."

    This seems really fitting with the last couple of lines - "Oh, you never have belonged to me, or should I say not to me alone." It seems like this "flyweight love" is someone who needs the freedom to fulfill different needs with different people, so although their time together was treasured, there was always the background knowledge that she wasn't everything he needed.
    Katiedid717on September 26, 2013   Link

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