My name is Jonas
I'm carrying the wheel
Thanks for all you've shown us
But this is how we feel

Come sit next to me
Pour yourself some tea
Just like grandma made
When we couldn't find sleep
Things were better then
Once but never again
We've all left the den
Let me tell you 'bout it

The choo-choo train left right on time
A ticket cost only your mind
The driver said "Hey man, we go all the way,"
Of course we were willing to pay

My name is Wepeel
Gotta box full of your toys
They're fresh out of batteries
But they're still makin' noise, makin' noise

Tell me what to do
Now the tank is dry
Now this wheel is flat
And you know what else?
Guess what I received
In the mail today
Words of deep concern
From my little brother

The building's not goin' as he planned
The foreman has injured his hand
The dozer will not clear a path
The driver swears he learned his math

The workers are going home
The workers are going home
The workers are going home
The workers are going home

The workers are going home
The workers are going home
The workers are going home
Yeah, yeah yeah!

My name is Jonas


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    General Commenti hate when people say the lyrics are random.
    i think its about how when youre a kid, youd do anything to be a grown up, and when youre grown up, youd do anything to be a kid again. i agree for the most part with switchfootfreak


    "My name is Jonas
    I'm carrying the wheel"
    his name is jonas, a child, and he is directing and is in control of his life.

    "Thanks for all you've shown us
    But this if how we feel"
    hes thankful for what he has learned and what people have shown him, but he feels that being something else would be better.

    "Come sit next to me
    Pour yourself some tea
    Just like grandma made
    When we couldn't find sleep
    Things were better then
    Once but never again"
    fast forword 20 years or so. someone is listening to his problems, like they used to when he couldnt fall asleep. he is reflecting as an adult about childhood. how great it was, but itll never be that good again.

    "We've all left the den
    Let me tell you 'bout it"
    when we grow up, we leave the protection of our family. when i read "left the den" i think of a wolf den. when the baby wolf grows up, it leaves its den where it was protected, into the wilderness where it has to fend for itself. stupid analogy, but thats just how i think of it.

    "The choo-choo train left right on time
    A ticket cost only your mind
    The driver said 'hey man, we go all the way'
    Of course we were willing to pay."
    now, back to childhood. using childish words like "choo choo train" instead of just "train" to show its a kid, he is "willing to pay" to be an adult, or "go all the way" in life

    "My name is wepeel
    I gotta box full or your toys
    They're fresh out of batteries
    But they're still makin' noise"
    now that hes grown up, he is a different person. hes not jonas anymore, hes wepeel. he has memories or his childhood, or toys. "theyre fresh outta batteries" - theres no hope of going back. "but theyre still makin noise" - there are still strong memories of them.

    "Tell me what to do
    Now the tank is dry
    Now the wheel is flat"
    he has no direction in his life and if asking what to do. he has no will to move on ("tank is dry"), and even if he did, he still has obsticles (a wheel being flat, stopping him from moving along)

    "And you know what else?"
    in a kind of complaining way, that there are too many things going on.

    "Guess what I received
    In the mail today
    Words of deep concern
    From my little brother"
    put simply, he has problems filling up his life

    "The building's not goin' as it's planned"
    being an adult isnt as great as he had thought as a kid.

    "The foreman has injured his hand"
    again, he has no direction in his life. a foreman is someone who has control over workers, so with the leader and controller out, the workers are left on their own.

    "The dozer will not clear its path"
    fits with the foreman, there is not path for him to follow, he has no direction.

    "The driver swears he learned his math"
    again, life as an adult isnt was he thought it would be as a kid.

    "The workers are goin' Home!"
    he has given up.
    whybother737on January 18, 2006   Link

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