"So You'll Aim Toward The Sky" as written by and J Lytle....
So you'll aim toward the sky
And you'll rise high today
Fly away
Far away
Far from pain



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"So You'll Aim Toward the Sky" as written by Jason Lytle

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    General CommentThis song is segued into directly from "Miner at the Dial-a-View" and at the end of "So You'll Aim Toward the Sky" we are returned to the Miner at the Dial-a-view music again, the sound of the quarter entering the machine, and the woman's voice in the machine again wishing the Miner "Good luck." Conclusion: this song is the Miner's daydream of going home, a dream from which he wakes from unfulfilled.
    Joel776on April 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is the miner's dream. Dial-a-view ends with "I dream.. I dream.. Dream dream.." then this song starts up with the actual dream of flying away.
    Veckmanon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentaiming towards the sky is simply having high aspirations. this song seems to me to be a sarcastic reminiscience of encouragement he received while younger- loved ones telling him to have high hopes and be happy- but he's miserable. maybe i'm just thinking of my own life. this guy's voice is amazing, grandaddy is a fucking amazing band.
    LoganNYCon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbest. grandaddy. song. ever.....
    wecanallbewinnerson December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite part is when the woman says, "Good luck," and he thanks her with such a humble and somber voice. It reminds me of the 1st song on the cd when they say, "are you ready?" "yup." Now that the experience of the cd is over and we go off on our separate ways, it's like he realizes he doesn't know what he's doing anymore, and neither do I.
    RBIveson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree, RBI. I think this album is really one of the great concept albums ever made. This ending is so fitting of the album, it just seems almost surreal. As for the song itself, it seems like a big release for someone living in a chaotic existense and them finally leaving it behind, with the narrator being the friend/family left behind.
    imajaron February 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI most agree with LoganNYC's evaluation. And yes, while it might be a little to close to home for me as well, I've always seen this song as a sad reminder of the life we failed to forge for ourselves.

    God, that's so sad.
    that_guatemalan_guyon July 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti see this as a look back at unfulfilled potential, thoughts that your best simply isn't good enough. you think about space and all the things you want to do with it, and it never really materializes.

    i see how it works in the point of view of modern man also though.
    suclid003on April 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYou know, we all interpret songs upon first hearing them based on our own experiences. And I've always thought of this song as Jason singing to a loved one his final goodbyes, you know, something like "oh, so you want to soar high without me? well go ahead".

    Couple this song with "Miner", and you are a witness to Art, pure and simple, my friend.
    frijolito_tson April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentp.s. - this guy's voice is fucking amazing.
    frijolito_tson April 26, 2007   Link

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