"The Greatest View" as written by and Daniel Johns....
You're the analyst,
The fungus in my milk,
When you want no-one,
And you got someone,
Through the wind you crawl,
And laugh at burning dunes,
When no-one else will ever see

Now that you know why you feel like you do
They're turning their head
Whilst they wait for no-one
And finally I know why you feel like letting it go

I'm watching you, watch over me
And I've got the greatest view from here

Mistakes don't mean a thing,
If you don't regret them,
So pack your tactic toes for the winter
Chain a waterfall,
To a burned and withered skin
When no-one else will ever see

I'm watching you, watch over me
And I've got the greatest view from here

Now that you know why you feel like you do
They're turning their head
Whilst they wait for no-one
And finally I know why I feel like you're letting me go

I'm Watching you, watch over me
And I've got the greatest view from here

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"The Greatest View" as written by Daniel Johns

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  • +1
    General Commentthe only part i wanna comment on is the
    "mistakes dont mean a thing, if yu dont regret them"
    this to me can be see as; if you dont regret yur mistakes, yull never learn from them..
    but the way i see it is; well.. how many mistakes do you not regret? the answer, none. because if its a mistake yu will regret it, otherwise it wouldnt be called a mistake.. so this line to me means..
    if you dont regret anything yu do, yu dont make any mistakes..
    bubble.gumon September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis is about death and cancer.
    The milk is the body, pure the fungus is the cancer
    The burning and the water fall represents the pleasure and pain
    Burning bridges, letting go of life and the confines of being human (jealousy,hate,love, past, future). The narrator...THEN
    The first person.....
    Im watching you watch over me----- your there whilst im in the hospital bed. I can see you .Your waiting for me to speak, communicate, but I cant. But I can see you watching me whilst im dying. And my spirit isn't in this bed, its above watching you watching me.
    Its a beautiful thought, and i believe my dads spirit .... played this on purpose as i left the hospital. I let him go and then an hour later he left this body.So comforting
    deb1422090on June 04, 2017   Link
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    General Commentits seems kinda like a twist love song... like the only reason someone would be watching oversomeone else would be because the loved them and were watching out for them right?... or maybe cos the person watching is suspicious and is spying on the person being watched. LOL i reeeeeally dont know. If you know message me? cos im reeeeally curious. this song is great!
    Shes_got_issueson May 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know when the single comes out in the US?
    RubberDuckieYAYon June 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin an interview at chairpage.com daniel explained how its about people always making assumptions and nosing into his life, but he will always have the upperhand. i dont remember what he said exactly so you should check it out =)
    and rubberduckie, i think its officially coming out in the US late july although some radio stations already have started playing it.
    even though its really different from older silverchair stuff, this new album rocks!!
    linkin_parkon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChain a waterfall to burned and withered skin

    lol I love the way he sings that bit.
    musicaddicton June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDont really like soppy songs much but that riffage in the middle is cool
    Lets_kill_musicon July 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol that is funny how he sings it, kinda reminds me of a black jazz singer ;)
    brain_caseon July 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe new album sure rocks! so different from their older ones.. but then it is quite awesome.. the orchestra and all.. such creative band i think :)
    takeruon July 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI hope Daniel gets better soon, Silverchair rock and they are great live, It would be a shame for them to have to stop making great music because of an illness, GET WELL SOON DANIEL
    666MosheR666on July 25, 2002   Link

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