"Da Vinci" as written by Joshua Alexander Berman and Rivers Cuomo....
I tried taking a picture of you
When I look at it nothing comes through
Sometimes I wonder if you're just a ghost
And I wonder who's haunting you most

I tried describing you to all my friends
But they just told me to polish my lens
You're sweet, generous, my sweetheart
I don't even know where to start

Even Da Vinci couldn't paint you
Stephen Hawking can't explain you
Rosetta Stone could not translate you
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words
I couldn't put it in a novel
I wrote a page, but it was awful
Now I just want to sing your gospel
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words

I looked you up on ancestry.com
There was no record of Dad or of Mom
It's like you fell straight out of the sky
And left the scholars to figure out why

I like to think that I know quite a lot
But with you it feels like I forgot
I wish that I could explain who you are
But when I try to I never get far

Even Da Vinci couldn't paint you
Stephen Hawking can't explain you
Rosetta Stone could not translate you
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words
I couldn't put it in a novel
I wrote a page, but it was awful
Now I just want to sing your gospel
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words

We've come so far, now here we are
We made it through the night
I know we will, be strong, cause still
Everything will be alright

Even Da Vinci couldn't paint you
And Stephen Hawking can't explain you
Rosetta Stone could not translate you
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words
I couldn't put it in a novel
I wrote a page, but it was awful
Now I just want to sing your gospel
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words
I'm at a loss for words, I'm at a loss for words


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"Da Vinci" as written by Josh Alexander Rivers Cuomo

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    My InterpretationThese lyrics are pretty self explanatory to me- with the invisible nature of the subject described and references to Da Vinci and Stephen Hawking, this song seems to be speaking of God/Creator. I like that the writer is having this intimate moment and not even pretending to be able to put it in a box.
    amberevolutionon January 12, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe combination of the lyrics and the whistling gives the song this puerile feel IMO, and then you have those grand power chords of the chorus - its one of my favorite songs off the album,
    kexpseattleon August 10, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a girl he likes is being complicated, that's why River's says "Da Vinci couldn't paint you, Stephen Hawking can't explain you, Rosetta Stone could not translate you, in at a loss for words". Throughout the song you can hear how he says "And left scholars to figure out why", he's exaggerating by using these examples.
    JapanHrnandzon April 03, 2017   Link

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