You taught me the courage of stars before you left
How light carries on endlessly, even after death
With shortness of breath, you explained the infinite
How rare and beautiful it is to even exist

I couldn't help but ask you to say it all again
I tried to write it down but I could never find a pen
I'd give anything to hear you say it one more time
That the universe was made just to be seen by my eyes

I couldn't help but ask you to say it all again
I tried to write it down but I could never find a pen
I'd give anything to hear you say it one more time
That the universe was made just to be seen by my eyes

With shortness of breath, I'll explain the infinite
How rare and beautiful it truly is that we exist


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  • +2
    General CommentIt's the story of someone on their deathbed who speaks volumes of wisdom in only a few whispers on who we are, our part in the greater universe are more importantly that quote 'the universe was made just to be seen by my eyes'..this is central to understanding who we are, that is to say.. without the observer the universe, your universe is nothing.
    There's a level of frustration from the narrator that this great wisdom wasn't written down as he asked the dying sage to say those words once more, but that message comes through whether the pen was found or not.
    beadleCoedpoethon September 21, 2016   Link
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    General CommentAn excellent song talking the wisdom of someone very dear to the speaker and about how much they miss them. This person taught the speak some very profound things, often comparing humans to stars (which was a theme in Fireworks) in how our legacy's carry on after our death like a star"s light (possibly indicating how our light is actually our legacy).

    This very wise person explained the "infinite" of the universe during their last moments and just how "rare and beautiful it is" that life even exists and that we are here to experience it. These statements truly touched the speaker and stayed with him/her long after the wise person died.

    The speaker wants to hear the words once
    more. They want to be told that the universe was made to he seen by their eyes; that the universe was there for them (essentially telling them that they are valuable and special). The speaker regrets not having these words of wisdom written down, but couldn't figure out how to do so in the respect of how profound they were. It was hars for them to find the words.

    So, on their death bed, much like the wise person, the speaker will tell others the same wise things thry heard, continuing the legacy of the wise person and themselves, making both of them (and possibly other wise people before the wise one in the song that taught the wise one what they knew) esssentially infinite, just like how the wise one said they were. This could teach someone else and the cycle of this teaching of wisdom will continue.

    A truly touching message, in my opinion.
    TheReal06on November 21, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsounds like someone who is in love, quite simply.
    rhododendronon October 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI imagine someone having a talk with God telling this man that he loved us so much that this was all made just to be seen by our eyes.
    lissa10865on October 13, 2017   Link

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