"Bermuda Highway" as written by and Jim James....
Sometimes I walk around town lookin' at faces
Wonderin' why their bodies go to silly places.
Walkin' past the carpet mills
Lookin' in and takin' stills,
Your ass it draws me in
Like a Bermuda highway.
Oh, don't carve me out!
Don't let your silly dreams,
Fall in between
The crack of the bed and the wall.
Two times I fell asleep in a dirty basement
Snoozing in cobwebs and the cement.
Sometimes I wonder why that meek guy
Got all the fame,
Maybe I'm to blame
For his short bitter fucked up life.


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"Bermuda Highway" as written by Jim James

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  • +2
    General CommentI think
    "Sometimes I wonder why that meek guy got all the fame
    Maybe I'm to blame for his short, bitter, fucked-up life"

    is referring to one of his "dreams" that he didn't follow through with or pay attention to. He is responsible for the "short fucked up life" because he disregarded it instead of keeping track of his "silly dreams."
    pmoneyon May 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have no idea why this songs hits me in the gut. But, it does.... The more I listen to it the more it makes me cry. I think it is soooooooo beautiful. I love his voice and the tune. I guess it makes me remember to never give up hope and always have faith in your dreams and keep your child-like sense of wonder..... Even when you feel like you've just lost your best friend.
    postmortemon July 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThat 'meek guy' he's referring to is Jesus, and the singer is wondering if all the listless wandering and general directionlessness described at the beginning of the song is in fact what Jesus died for.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not pushing this as a christian type song. I think the opposite actually, like, what are all these people doing, their actions seem so silly, and yet here I am, waking up in a basement.

    I don't know, I haven't fully flushed out this one and there're a lot of mysterious lines. It's a beautiful song regardless. Christopher Denny does a wonderful cover.
    psfreshon August 22, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am extremely surprised this song has no comments.
    It's really great. One of the most calming pieces of music I know of.
    Theo Reoon January 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey Mr. Theo Reo I 'm really surprised too. This song's great...reminds me of good feelings. But what is it about ? In my opinion, that verse "Don't let your silly..." is an invite not to waste dreams , even if silly, could be?
    lorenzoRon March 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think, if anything, the chorus is just an invitation to not lose your childish sense of wonder.
    eiseyon June 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me this song is about the singer's yearning for something in his life.. and his disbelief that "that meek guy" achieved fame.
    indie_gofar05on December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow, i agree with all of you. i'm listening to this now and its so peaceful. one of the best things to hit my ears...
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgod it's beautiful
    crazycrackahon May 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favorite song.
    tbsbrandnewdcjewon December 02, 2006   Link

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