"Miniature Day Parade" as written by John Campos, Peter Dehart, Jacques Doucet, Christiaan Mader and Andrew Toups....
I just want to destroy you
with a predicate clause
even if it's a lie
it might mean your dysphoria.

I'll send you a letter
on a carrier bird
even with an exit why (line?)
you might make your life better.

And that's a lie
in a perfect key.

But I don't believe
in fate at your leisure
any time you make a sound
I see your tongue roll on the ground

But get a job,
go to school,
and quit, you're through composing
before too long.

I would say that an apple
walked far, far from the moon
even if it's the truth
it's a sensitive measure.

And there's no room
for rotten fruit.

And I can't indulge
your faith at my leisure
'cause the way you get around
leaves you faceless on the ground

But you could buy
you could weep
you could make yourself a fixture

But you can't fall in love and be a lie (alive?)
like I hate to see myself alive
because you don't fall from the moon.

Lyrics submitted by Rota

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    My InterpretationIt sounds like he's talking to a girl (?) that has a life he doesn't approve of, and is also apparently unhealthy. He also might be talking about himself in the second person - maybe quoting things other people have said to him, or his negative thoughts; or both.

    He says:
    >But get a job,
    >go to school,
    >and quit, you're through composing
    >before too long.

    That indicates to me that the person is involved in music, and it's not promising. Indeed, "that's a lie in a perfect key" also demonstrates the idea earlier on.

    He also remarks about "rotten fruit," exploring the idea of this person's inability through the metaphor of apples falling from the moon.

    Perhaps the person's inability is caused by their "dysphoria" mentioned in the beginning - and, by implication, not yet cured, nor to be so in the near future.

    "The way you get around leaves you faceless on the ground" also suggests that the author looks down on this person.

    If this was a romantic relationship, it is no longer so. It seems likely that he pities the person; either himself or this other person, who might be a girl, assuming he's heterosexual.
    Rotaon December 22, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationOh, and in the last lines of the song, he distinguishes between himself and this other person in activity.

    Note that before that, it was purely observational, very removed. At the end, he remarks on his own person, rather than focusing on the other.

    So I'm inclined to say it's a past relationship. It could be a would-have-been, or simply platonic, but who writes songs about friends?
    Rotaon December 22, 2013   Link

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