I am thinking it's a sign
That the freckles in our eyes
Are mirror images
And when we kiss they're perfectly aligned

And I have to speculate
That God Himself did make
Us into corresponding shapes
Like puzzle pieces from the clay

And true it may seem like a stretch
But it's thoughts like this that catch
My troubled head when you're away
And when I am missing you to death

And when you are out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now, they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now but we'll stay

I tried my best to leave
This all on your machine
But the persistent beat
It sounded thin upon the sending

And that frankly will not fly
You'll hear the shrillest highs
And lowest lows with the windows down
And this is guiding you home

They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now but we'll stay

They will see us waving from such great heights
Come down now they'll say
But everything looks perfect from far away
Come down now but we'll stay

(They will see us waving from such great heights)
(Come down now)
They will see us waving from such great heights
(Come down now)


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Such Great Heights Lyrics as written by Jimmy Tamborello Ben Gibbard

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    General CommentThis song has to be my favorite. It's genius...beyond words. Well, now on to my reasons...

    this song means sooo much to me, even if i can't realize what it is. my subconcious is a stranger to me...but this song brings it out in the form of tears. there was this girl...well hell, there's always someone...and i had like her for the better part of two years. i went into highschool, while she advance to 8th grade (my highschool starts at 9th...just to let you guys know). and it was the longest two years of my life just waiting for her. sure i liked others, but everyone i was interested was somehow measured to her...and none of them matched up. but this year, she came to highschool. it was the best thing that happened to me for a long time. and on top of that, i managed to get this beautiful girl to like me. and she liked me a lot...only matched by my likings for her. but over time, she kinda faded away from me. and that was the worst feeling ever. every time i was alone, or sitting still for more than five minutes, the thought of her entered my mind and killed me. But whenever i was excercising my pathetic rights to dwell on her, this song made my tears so much more heartfelt. maybe because "they will see us waving from such great heights 'come down now' they'll say...but everything looks perfect from far away 'come down now', but we'll stay". i always remembered about how we used to be, and how we were happy just by ourselves. if i ever loved someone in my life, it was her...

    i can't tell you guys how much this song means to me. but i geuss it's safe to say i'm pretty heart-broken. the video expresses kinda what i live.

    by the way, Iron And Wine should write a written apology.
    EmoRulesMyLifeon October 04, 2004   Link

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