"Brightly Wound" as written by and Chauntelle/dupree Dupree....
It's happening all the time
When I open my eyes
I'm still taken by surprise
I hold sunlight and swallow fireflies
And it makes me want to cry

I love you

I shall never grow up
Make believe is much too fun
Can we go far away to the humming meadow?

We were walking there
And I had tangles in my hair
But you make me feel so pretty
You have shining eyes just like the forest lights
And it makes me want to cry

(I am just wishing you were here
So we could walk down to the stream
And we would throw all our leaves in
Seeing our dragons when we look up)

I love you

I shall never grow up
Make believe is much too fun
Can we go far away to the humming meadow?

I shall never grow up
Make believe is much too fun
Can we go far away to the humming meadow?

This place is so lovely
The kind that makes me very happy
Let's go far away to the humming meadow

To the humming meadow
To the humming meadow


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"Brightly Wound" as written by Jonathan Wilson Chauntelle Dupree

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    General CommentI'm wondering if this song is about being in love with someone, but it's a childish or unrealistic love. She doesn't want to grow up; growing up would mean discarding such feelings, and it's easier and more enchanting to emotionally stay where she is; "this place is so lovely / it kind of makes me very happy". "Make believe is much too fun", i.e. imagining that the relationship could happen is better than owning up to the fact that it probably can't.
    Eleoon July 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just too beautiful. It's like a dreamy, nostalgic trip into sunlight and butterflies.
    lackofcolouron February 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really love this song, it has such a cheerful feel.
    These lyrics also aren't correct.

    It's happening all the time when I open my eyes
    I'm still taken by surprise
    I hold sunlight and swallow fireflies
    And it makes want to cry, I love you

    I shall never grow up
    Make believe is much too fun
    Can we go far away to the humming meadow

    We were standing there and I had tangles in my hair but you make me
    feel so pretty
    You have shining eyes, like the forest lights and it makes me want to cry, I love you
    (I am just wishing you were here so we could walk down to the brook
    And we would throw all our leaves in, seeing our dragons when we look)

    I shall never grow up
    Make believe is much too fun
    Can we go far away to the humming meadow

    This place is so lovely
    The kind which makes me very happy
    Let's go far away to the humming meadow
    Serialismon March 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentduring the second verse, the words weave together and I find my mouth open in awe, everytime.
    lemmingmeringuepieon March 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta very beautiful and lovely song!
    un[skill3don April 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always sing sherris part whilst listening until stacy sings the word dragon,cuz it reminds me of my favorite of their songs...

    GODBLESS

    -NiQ
    NiQon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song sooo much... it about how everything was so nice when you were a kid, then you grow up a little and realize those days are just memories... at least, part of it is
    killfriartuckon July 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song because it sorta sounds like a lulabye or something. But i think it's like a child's dream of playing all the time and never wanting to grow up and take up responsibilities and just be a child always and play make-believe all day long.
    xXRoCk_QuEeNXxon July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh this makes me think of fairy tale romances like Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty.
    Thats So 1982on July 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod. This song cheers me up all the freaken time!
    gloc9_on December 05, 2005   Link

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