"Autumn Shade" as written by and Nicholls....
Slip into the autumn shade
I could sleep for days
But I like the sun when
I can hear another sound
It's a long way down
Keep my head up

Who am I to be this way
Dreamin' so insane
But I like the sun when
Fallin' through another plain
Never one the same
Keep my head up


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"Autumn Shade" as written by Nicholls

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    General CommentI wouldn't be quite so specific with what each thing stands at. I think its a song between happiness and Melancholy. Autumn and shade are both states of transistion. From summer to winter from light to dark. This song I would say is about being inbetween places. I would call it a happy sad song. He's on the verge of happiness or despair and the dream like music helps give it the sound of somewhere near delerium. A very calm and peaceful sort of maddness.
    Perfect Wh()reon November 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmaybe this song is about how craig feels about people who may have told him to give up music in his past. called him lazy, or good-for-nothing. "who am i to be this way. dreaming so insane." might be a referance to other peoples oppinion of the "impossible" goal of making in the music world.
    pet_virus84on September 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkeep my head up! nice mellow song.
    teKion August 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCraiG has a pReTTy siNgiNg vOicE...^_^
    bLoOd6On6tHe6GrOuNdon September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is my favorite on the whole album. It's just so mellow and short. It keeps me wanting some more. Yea he does have a nice voice.

    Who am I to be this way
    Dreamin so insane

    This is my favorite part. I don't know how he intended for this part to mean. Maybe one day I will figure it out.
    deranged1on September 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe vines are fucking awesome, but they confuse me. Are they very Beatles-esque, or more Nirvava influenced? Its pretty equal if you ask me, and a cross between the beatles and nirvana, thats pretty good goin if you ask me
    propheton September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoops, to many "if u ask me"'s. And, more to the point, nobody did, so....
    propheton September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is autumn shade? is that his way of describing a state of mind of some sort of depression?

    first verse-
    if autumn shade is sadness,
    than this makes sense.
    Slip into the autumn shade- slip into a depression
    I could sleep for days- sleep to get away
    But I Iike the sun when
    I can hear another sound- he wants to be happy, (sun= something that makes him happy?) he doesn't want to be alone
    It's a long way down
    Keep my head up- try to be happy no matter what comes his way.

    second verse- i don't have a specific idea of what this verse could mean,
    i'm thinking along the lines of he has no reasons to be sad, (who am i to be this way?) and he doesn't know why his dreams are odd. again, the sun reference with a different line following it, maybe when he fails at something a specific something keeps him happy. he wants to be happy. (keep my head up)


    i have no background information on the vines, i just wanted to analyze something by them because the song is lovely. do tell me if i'm wrong. (i most likely am, i over-analyze)
    RebelPancakeon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat is autumn shade? is that his way of describing a state of mind of some sort of depression?

    first verse-
    if autumn shade is sadness,
    than this makes sense.
    Slip into the autumn shade- slip into a depression
    I could sleep for days- sleep to get away
    But I Iike the sun when
    I can hear another sound- he wants to be happy, (sun= something that makes him happy?) he doesn't want to be alone
    It's a long way down
    Keep my head up- try to be happy no matter what comes his way.

    second verse- i don't have a specific idea of what this verse could mean,
    i'm thinking along the lines of he has no reasons to be sad, (who am i to be this way?) and he doesn't know why his dreams are odd. again, the sun reference with a different line following it, maybe when he fails at something a specific something keeps him happy. he wants to be happy. (keep my head up)


    i have no background information on the vines, i just wanted to analyze something by them because the song is lovely. do tell me if i'm wrong. (i most likely am, i over-analyze)
    RebelPancakeon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsounds like a good analyzation to me.
    TransparentSunChildon April 25, 2004   Link

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