"Cocoon" as written by and Ryan Miller Adam Gardner....
Just one more time he said as he crawls into his own
I'm doing fine he said as the tears fall down alone
Why must you question me
Do you want your future blown
Look at the sight of him
What can he do to show you

Living life for others
Shuffle through the day
Everyone is out to get him
What do they have to say
Pull yourself up out of this rut
Make it all come clean
Cause the day the sun gets in your eyes
Is the day that you'll be free

Open the door
The world is too young
To see what you've felt before
When all the sleeps end restlessly
Without time

Dream yourself to sleep at night
Only lying beneath the clouds
Spend your lifetime in the shade
When the early morning sun wakes up
To reveal the pain you've laid

Open the door
The world is too young
To see what you've felt before
When all the sleeps end restlessly
Without time


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"Cocoon" as written by Brian Rosenworcel Adam Gardner

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    General CommentWhatever this song is about, I know I've been there. Mostly through high school, it's so easy to let yourself drift along, have your life planned out for you, and never take a chance. There's homework, there's social repression... and you waste your free time holed up in your room. And then, one day, you realize with horror that you're already 18 and one of the dullest people you know, with no original thoughts, nothing to leave your mark on the world with. That was something I went through, and this song really helped me sort through the depression that entailed after that.
    This whole album really speaks to me as a young adult really. Probably because they wrote all the songs when they were my age. :)
    Also, "The day the sun gets in your eyes is the day that you'll be free" is one of my favorite Guster lines in the history of ever.
    muppet67on September 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite guster song, and nobody posted. oh well, i guess i'm the first.
    Smarkoon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis sounds like its about a fugitive hiding out from the law. At the beginning its like hes talking to someone tryingto help him, and telling them not to put themselves at risk. The part when they say "the day the sun gets in your eyes is the day that you'll be free" is like when he finally comes out of hiding after he spent his "lifetime in the shade."
    GrUoScTkEsRon December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about someone who refuses to take chances in their life and they end up coasting through a dark shallow life of being pushed around (Living life for others, Shuffle through the day, Everyone is out to get him). basically if he stopped living in the past and tried to live life to the fullest, he'd be a lot happier (the day the sun gets in your eyes is the day that youll be free).
    trippinbon January 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about someone who refuses to take chances in their life and they end up coasting through a dark shallow life of being pushed around (Living life for others, Shuffle through the day, Everyone is out to get him). basically if he stopped living in the past and tried to live life to the fullest, he'd be a lot happier (the day the sun gets in your eyes is the day that youll be free).
    trippinbon January 31, 2005   Link

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