Ivadell you held is in your arms that day
But look at how tiny me n' Matthew both were
You so strong and full of grace

What stories these pictures can tell
Of days when we bathed brightly in the sun
The medicine of laughter everywhere

Ivadell I held you in my thoughts that day
And wish that they were arms when you were frail
And passing from this place

What stories your paintings told boys
Of hills too steep to climb ascended
And hearts that were not afraid
To flap their wings and fly

But you are safe now and effortlessly breathing
Where new weather will fall on you
Your fears break like waves
Foaming into themselves
Disappearing into the sea


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    General Commentok here goes...
    gabe told me after a pop unknown show a few years ago that the song is about chris's grandmother, and i believe mathew is chris's older brother. im also gonna correct the last verse (which is actually the only lyric printed in the cd insert)

    "...where new weather will fall on you,
    and all your fears break (like waves
    folding into themselves, and disappearing
    into the sea)."

    just had to put it right, its my fave verse from any song.
    arctickalon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts obviously about a close friend or relative.. either of which i havent been able to decide.. but im leaning toward relative and thinking maybe a grandfather... anyways.. its definitely about the memories you have of a person who's been involved in your life in a great way and then growing up.. and then watching them die in front of you.. and you want to be happy because you know theyll be safe and away from this stupid place.. and you are...but its bittersweet..
    XmisfitXgirlXon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    dr.jacobon May 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally? Is Ivadell a girls name or a boy's name. I always thought it was like, their aunt/grandma/caretaker.
    But, whatever. Still one of the most emotional songs i've ever heard.
    tsucolon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt definitely sounds like it's a grandmother, mineral was always good at writing songs about childhood and nostalgia... great topics, if you ask me
    MDMasteron June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    It's about the passing of his grandmother.
    silencestrikeson October 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love how he refers to "gloria" in this song.
    a perfect sonneton April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy greataunt's name is ivadell.
    TheSidewalkon June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah. mathew is chris' older brother based on the lyrics to "md". grandmother seems most likely.
    JeremyB1on October 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat stories your paintings told boys
    Of hills too steep to climb ascended
    And hearts that were not afraid
    To flap their wings and fly

    wow
    migitscuttinginlineon January 03, 2006   Link

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