If I don't kid myself today
If I don't care about a thing
Would I be light enough to fly
And if I just rid myself
The weight of memories and doubts
Would I be light enough to fly

If the world was flat would you jump off
I think I'd float down like a feather
She lights the stars in the sky
You know, angels can see them clear
Through foul weather

And when the race ends
Will we all fall down
Safe and sound

30 days

As she wakes up
And I'm caught staring again
She asks me
"What did you dream?"

I haven't stopped and isn't this part of it
As we lay rivers where once were streams

And when the race ends
Will we all fall down
Safe and sound

If we lost our way
Would we trade it now
For the way we found
The ground
And how

30 days
30 days
Without the sun
30 days
30 days
Just a little scared of what we might become
And we're home when we're together
Home when we're together
We are home when we're together
Home when we're together
30 days
30 days


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    General Commentparts of it seem like its about getting serious with an ex that was never serious before, "laying rivers where once were streams". and it wouldnt hurt because its worth a try, "if we lost our way would we trade it now for the way we found the ground"? would you let the risk of losing your way keep you from finding the ground?

    it also seems like they only have 30 days together for whatever reason, came back together before one moves or one already moved and came back for a little bit, but either way theyre afraid they could become close and make leaving harder. but if he "doesn't kid himself and doesnt care about a thing", he could fly or be happy for even those 30 days
    dolmayan89on July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song... one of my favorites...
    asilbaby23on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe verse where she wakes up and he's "caught starin' again".. do you think he was playing with himself by any chance?
    yiggie241on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheh...i really doubt that he's playin with himself right there, that line is to me is like waking up beside her and just...looking at her, like, you can't help but stare at her because she's so beautiful. this song is just awesome, the perfect description of being in love, and questioning what's to come.
    mavrikzon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be one JCS greatest songs... i dont think hes playing with himself at that point. i think she wakes up to find him staring at her. if you do not have this song downloaded i really recommend it.
    JCSbabe16on March 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis has to be one JCS greatest songs... i dont think hes playing with himself at that point. i think she wakes up to find him staring at her. if you do not have this song downloaded i really recommend it.
    JCSbabe16on March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti don't think so either. he was watching her sleep. it says "caught me staring" not "caught me whacking."
    ataraxia37on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI'm really suprised that people would interpret "she wakes up, and I'm caught staring again" to be touching himself. To me, he can't take his eyes off of her, because she's so beautiful. Way to ruin a great line guys. ;)

    Anyway yeah, this song is incredible
    Netszrlon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcan anybody suggest what the significance of 30 days is? i love this song and cannot figure it out. but i adore this song anyway. thanks
    peanutCAon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a couple giving it another shot together. Perhaps even, they have put a 30 day 'trial' period to see if they can reconcile their relationship.

    In the first verse, the author tries to walk himself through the possible things he might have to change to make make this relationship to work. "If I don't kid myself, if I don't care about a thing, would I be light enough to fly?" If he can prevent himself from dwelling on the couple's past (cheating? fighting? treachery?) and remove the doubts he's had, then, will that be enough to make it successful?

    I think the 30 days as a 'trial' period is reinforced in the lyrics "When the race ends"....He's not sure how this trial period will turn out. Will it be safe and sound? Will they be stronger than ever, due to the trials they've had to face ("If we've lost our way, would we trade it now, for the way we found the ground?").

    SECOND INTERPRETATION: The second verse could be about him getting caught 'whacking' it', as one commenter suggested. This verse could possibly be about a fight over sex that the couple had the night before, which resulted in lots of crying, and thus, staining 'streams' of tears all over the sheets. The male protagonist of the song naturally did not get laid that night. During the night, he is having an erotic dream where he receives the inspiration for this song while getting a bj from his gal in bed next to him He is woken up from this dream while jettisoning his nocturnal emissions and lays down a deluge of semen on the sheets over the previous night's tears ("laying rivers where once were streams.").

    Also, "She lights the stars in the sky" could be the female's own euphemism for pulling the proverbial "Dutch Oven" on her man. As she farts and he tries to escape the sheets, the smell burns his eyes and he realizes that he is at fault for everything in the song, because an "angels can see them clear in foul weather." As his eyes burns, he realizes he must be at fault and no angel, and therefore must undertake the changes needed over the next 30 days to be honest with himself and save the relationship.
    EarthToGregon February 20, 2014   Link

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