"Icebound Stream" as written by and Laura Veirs....
Watch, I can flash across the sky
A lightning bolt from up on high
And I can crash into myself
Now a flower blooms in reverse
And a song takes back a verse
A photograph fades to white

I can hold a thunderhead in my heart
And in my bed I can dream a winter's gale
And wake up drenched
A stormy pale, a stormy pale

A battered heath on the shore
Will make her keep and wait for more
But underneath her icebound stream
The water pours, the water pours

I can hold a thunderhead in my heart…

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"Icebound Stream" as written by Laura Veirs


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    General CommentI can not believe there are no comments on this amazing song! I guess everyone is commenting on "Call Me Maybe" instead. Wow is that ever sad. I hope another soul sickened by mediocre music comments on this song as well.

    Basically, this song has two major themes: natural processes in reverse and water under ice as a metaphor for the subconcious. The second theme is obvious but the natural processes in reverse is more subtle and is suggested by the fact that ice is a predecessor (arguably) to liquid water.

    I really have not seen nearly enough blindingly radiant praise of Laura Veirs' lyrics. To me, Veirs ranks in quality with John Donne and the other Metaphysical poets. Likes poets of that genre she draws metaphors from the sciences to make radically original comparisons. Kudos to Veirs for her creativity in coining such innovative figures of speech. As a scientist in general and a geologist in particular, she able to approach many subjects from the fresh, original, and enthralling perspective of science.
    aumchordon January 04, 2013   Link

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