A disconcerting way to wake: to find everything in place--
the world goes on without my faith in anything--
to have to drag myself from bed, pull a sweater over my head
(somehow find a way to brave the sun again).
And all of this just as I was beginning to have the most amazing dream.
They rolled the stones away
and let everyone come right in and say hello to me.
They picked me up and held me there
and smiled at my crumpled wings.
And all of this just as I was beginning to have the most amazing dream.
And when you go to sleep at night, don't you ever feel the weight
of all the things that make you happy; that float around you, pull you down?
And don't you ever want to stand up on the waves and run?


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Miserere song meanings
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite song... ever...
    MystikMajikon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me that the dreams that carry over into the morning can stay with you all day
    startoutyoungon June 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkick ass song
    musicisfunon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song really makes me cry, it is just so beautiful, the vocals, the lyrics, the guitars.. i enjoy being depressed and lonely
    rainbowbrite!!on July 19, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"and don't you ever want to stand up on the waves and run?"

    My favorite line.
    jawbrokenrhymeson August 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song
    miserereon March 05, 2003   Link
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    General Commentfun fact: the name of this song is latin for 'to pity'
    crawlingisbeautifulon December 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song might be about Jesus and the resurrection. especially if the name means To Pity. there are a lot of refrences, it would be as if he were writing it as Jesus. the rolled away rock. the crumpled wings, the walking/running on water. and then the amazing dream would be heaven.

    I don't know though, just a thought.
    three star saluteon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNot only does it mean "to pity," but Miserere is also one of the Psalms, so this song definitely has some Jesus and/or religious reference. It's also more specifically a penitential Psalm, so you can get the idea of rebirth in this song, perhaps resulting from a regret of some sort. And the lowercased miserere is a prayer for mercy, or a complaint.

    That's just what I've found after some research. It's pretty interesting sutff.
    ConfinedInfinityon January 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also want to point out the feeling of regret in "all the things that make you happy; that float around you, pull you down." It's like materialism, or feeling sinful because you are too satisfied. So that would explain the penitence. Along with all the other things that three star salute noted about Jesus connections, everything in this song just clicks.


    Off topic:
    To three star salute, if you ever come back here, are you less than that on UG?
    ConfinedInfinityon January 19, 2006   Link

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