"Avalanche" as written by and Heather Nova....
I lie in a field
In the trailer park of my dreams
Saving up for someday
But what does someday mean?

And I'm young but I let it slip on by
I'm co dependent and I'm lost inside

And you you look like freedom
You look like the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need

And there's a road leads away from here
And every day I stand in place and watch it disappear
And there's a bird circles in my mind
Security's the whore in me that never lets me fly

And you, you look like freedom
And you, you look like change
You look like the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need

With your sunburned soul
And your hunger for the road
I'm snowblind and I'm crying after
Yeah, like nothing matters
When you go down take me
When you go down, yeah, make me
Go down
I got a hunger you could feed
You're the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need

And I know it's a fine line divides
The place I'm looking for and what's inside
And I know it's a long, long way
Through the outskirts of everyday

And you, you took like freedom,
And you, you look like change
You look like the avalanche I need
The avalanche I need
Coming over me
It's coming over me
Avalanche, avalanche
Avalanche, avalanche
Avalanche, avalanche
Avalanche, avalanche.

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"Avalanche" as written by Heather Nova

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    General CommentWould a love pull somebody out iof a depression with avoidance and a lack of? Heather Nova thinks so and so do I.
    What makes a co-dependence disappear? It's the safe harbour, where nobody can insult you.
    maniclimberon March 20, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationA song about needing somebody, without being sappy and over-dramatic. She acknowledges her own faults and distractions, and admits that a breakthrough could be just what she needs. You LOOK LIKE the avalanche I need, not you are the one I need. You can't be sturdy as a rock all the time, sometimes you just have to take a chance and expose yourself to let someone into your life. There's a kind of uncertainty in the final note of this song, leaving it open for us to wonder whether the situation turns out good or bad.
    davydaveon February 07, 2010   Link
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    General Comment'Freedom' is different for everybody, and for me the freedom in this song refers to love. I think "the avalanche I need" can refer to someone holding so much on their shoulders that they become cold and the only thing that could warm them up is love. She needs someone to say something to make the burden come down like an avalanche. I also like how she's not afraid to use the word co-dependent, a word that most people shun. If you are going to be committed to someone you will have to rely on them and be co-dependent to a point. It took me years to figure this song out.
    brokentelephone78on September 05, 2009   Link

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