"Everything's a Ceiling" as written by and Benjamin Gibbard....
Way way down a hole, there's no feeling
'Cause when you're so far below the floor, everything's a ceiling
We dug it down as deep as we could just like we planned it
But when you climbed out you pulled the ladder and it left me stranded

So what am I supposed to do?
I'm calling out to you
But you're miles away, it's true
Digging with someone new

So far down in this hole, there's little daylight
I feel the shards of the midday sun and then it's black as midnight
The only stars I see in the sky, they don't move me
'Cause they've all been dead for millions of years,
They're just light diffusing

And the constellations move
And the brightest point is falling
But every telescope
Was pointed only at you

And I've got nowhere to go except further below
So I keep digging
And it gets darker everyday
But I see no other way than just committing

And if the earth is as round as they say
Then I won't find another place
From where I break back through
It's farther away from you
It's farther away from you

So what am I supposed to do?
I'm calling out to you
But you're miles away, it's true
Digging with someone new

So what am I supposed to do?
I'm calling out to you
But you're miles away, it's true
Digging with someone new
Digging with someone new
Digging with someone new


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"Everything's a Ceiling" as written by Benjamin D Gibbard

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    My InterpretationThis song makes me think a lot about my last relationship and my relationship now. My last relationship lasted four years and we'd built this life together that whole time. We knew we'd get married, buy a house together, grow old together. Then one day he just left, and had a new girlfriend three weeks later. This is what I think of when I heard the line, "you pulled the ladder and left me stranded". That's exactly how it felt, being stranded.

    I met someone new and it took me months to be ready to start "digging" again. Imagine my surprise when I listen to this song for the first time as we're making centerpieces for our wedding. We'll keep digging, just like we planned it...
    newloafofbreadon April 21, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI like to think that song lyrics can be interpreted individually depending on how you conceive it.

    For me, personally, I relate this song to depression, and how it can be like a deep dark hole that you can't escape.

    "So far down in this hole, there's little daylight
    I feel the shards of the midday sun and then it's black as midnight
    The only stars I see in the sky, they don't move me
    'Cause they've all been dead for millions of years,
    They're just light diffusing"

    With depression, there will be moments when I will feel shards of happiness and liveliness, and for the rest of the time it's dark and hopeless. As for the stars, those seem to symbolize the lack of motivation or inspiration.

    Anywho, that's my take on it.
    289birdson June 14, 2017   Link
  • 0
    Song FactA couple corrections from the disc booklet, in case they don't go through for stupid copyright reasons:

    "And a constellation is more
    Than the brightest point of its form
    But every telescope you assumed
    Was pointed only at you"

    "But if the Earth is as round as they say
    Then I won't find another place
    From where I break back through
    [b]That's[/b] farther away from you"
    QuantumEchoon April 14, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationA guy and girl are in love and start to build a life together (digging a hole)
    One day she breaks it off and leaves (pulls the ladder and leaves him stranded)

    He goes through a really rough time dealing with the breakup and struggles to see the light at the end of the tunnel (there's little daylight)

    Guy starts to feel bitter about breakup and believes girl is selfish (every telescope pointed at you) and states that he now feels a world away from her (further away from you).

    Guys feels lost and lonely and girl has started new relationship (digging with someone new)

    This is of course my interpretation but this song speak so loudly to me, having been the in the same position as the guy. I see this as a break-ups song and think it lends itself better when Ben sings it acoustic (check out youtube).
    Richieb23on June 06, 2017   Link

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