"The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" as written by and Isaac Brock....
Open up a window
All the air, all the air is falling out
Eyes vacuum up light
Sound gets trapped by the mouth
What to do with the remainder
When the dents, the dents get hammered out
Then we'll travel through time

The world's an inventor
With its work crawling, running, squirming 'round
Trees drop colorful fruits
Directly into our mouths
The world's an inventor
We're the dirtiest thing it's thought about
And we really don't mind

We'll probably never get there
Bring your sightseers, schoolteachers down
It's a watercolor weekend
All the trees are turning colors now
We'll probably never get there
Bring your candy taster time wasters around
And we'll fuck with their minds

The world composes
With his shirttails wrinkled, hanging out
Bang us together
See what sort of sounds we make right now
The world plays music
Playing skin on teeth inside of the mouth
What sort of sounds?
What lovely sounds come about?

We greased all the roads
We're floating in the light
We're gonna break these borders
We're gonna move in time
We greased all the roads
We're floating in the light
We're gonna break these borders
We're gonna travel time

We're gonna throw a party
All the ghosts of trees are coming out
Don't move in any direction
Wait until the light's inside of the cloud
You're gonna wanna see this
Don't bring your camera around
Watch sun and sawdust align

We greased all the roads
We're floating in the light
We're gonna break these borders
We're gonna pulse in time
We greased all the roads
We're floating in the light
We're gonna break these borders
We're gonna travel time

Hold up a window
All the air, all the air is falling out
Eyes vacuum up light
Sound gets trapped by the mouth
Our predecessor left this box
And something's clawing around
I think it really wants out


Lyrics submitted by timelyvoices, edited by rkpetersen, AmanO, SephNite

"The Ground Walks, with Time in a Box" as written by Jeremiah Green Isaac Brock

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  • +3
    General CommentI get the impression that this song is about evolution and how it's created something (us) that has backfired and how that creation is going to destroy everything else that's been created and we just don't care for the most part.

    "The world's an inventor
    We're the dirtiest thing it's thought about
    And we really don't mind"

    The line "We're gonna throw a party / All the ghosts of trees are coming out" makes me think of deforestation.

    It's just a very strong 'creation destroying the creator' them.
    Nosferobtuon March 02, 2015   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis album is like listening to a musical version of This American Life. Little snippets of so many small and sometimes creepy aspects of things that are happening and have happened. This is a nice album. Very different from anything before, but that's no surprise.
    SparklingLemonadeon March 17, 2015   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"you're gonna wanna see this, don't bring your camera around"
    Haha I love this line. I feel like the camera and picture taking obsession withdraws us from the actual experience, Isaac might be commenting on this with that line.
    cebon March 13, 2015   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretation@grungybeatle, you made me get an account. It's so amazing that Isaac can provoke so many interesting and awesome interpretations of his jams. Yours is wonderful! My take is, it's a ballad with a message on how this planet we live on is self sustaining and nurturing. It provided everything for every living thing, and we, as people take advantage, destroy, and hurt the world during our existence (or travel through time)!
    Jaysinamazeon March 19, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust listened to this off the new album, if the rest of it is anything like this song it's going to be amazing. Just a few weeks now till its release!
    pipishipon February 20, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is the best song on the album.
    Cyberghoston April 17, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBefore reading the lyrics, I got the impression that this song is capturing this essence of dancing around our true worries in a neurotic sense. I feel this fits in with a lyrical set capturing honest anxieties of societies effect on nature and existence itself. Dancing around a bonfire of ghoulish destruction.
    coolcatscanon August 22, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHopelessly hopeless I hope so for you … :-) love my mice whom are modest. Those dirty little fuckers.
    Myianmonikon March 31, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAfter watching the video with the clear references to Game of Thrones, I think this is about our obsession with electronics in particular Television which distracts us from the real things going on like the destruction of the planet.
    Indie_Queenon July 01, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song tells the darker side of the story of America. Deforestation, Indian Removal, Needless destruction because of landlust. If you look back in time this is all true, as America was formed, people started to care less and less about the planet that gave them life and more about themselves and their wants, due to frequent distractions.
    It depicts what has happened on human's 'travel through time'. Eventually, if this keeps happening, Earth will come to no good, and we will consequently be reversed in time.
    WolfMoccasinon August 04, 2016   Link

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