Let's say the world was a legal pad
and everything was two dimensional.
But somehow you were the third coordinate
and you were towering over our college rule.
Would you draw me with your pencils and your pens,
make me much prettier than I really am?
And could you draw us with some picture perfect friends if I chipped in for the ink?
Let's say you spilled all your coffee
on us while you weren't looking.
And all our world was stained, awake, and drowned.
And all your doodling looked pretty foul.
Would you draw me air bubbles so I could breathe?
Or at least some chlorophyll making trees?
If I got erased would you even still love me?
Or would you just draw yourself another he?

Lyrics submitted by nikki04

Dimensions and Verticals song meanings
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    General Commentthis is one of the loveliest songs i had ever payed attention to. suchprettywords describes this song very well.
    factoryphysicson August 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
    BleatsandTinkson January 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentoh my goodness, i can't believe that no one else has commented on this song before. i think, out of the couple of say hi to your mom songs that i know, this has the most genius lyrics. the imagery is kind of humorous but i think it conveys a feeling really well - that your world was only so-so before this person came along, but when you did know about them, it just made everything so much more amazing. and because they have this power to make everything wonderful, they also have the power to make it all "stained, awake, and drowned."

    of course, you could also compare this to the pro-agnostic argument, that if there is a God, you wouldn't know because we're like a 2-d world and he's the 3rd dimension.

    "or at least some chlorophyll making trees?
    if i got erased would you even still love me?"

    suchprettywordson September 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcollege rule is a lined paper size, in case you had no idea. but you probably did. anyway- it took me a while to pull that together.
    wonderful song, though.
    Sarahluvsu182on March 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking crazy much? i'd hate to say it, but these lyrics kill. honestly,
    "If I got erased would you even still love me?
    Or would you just draw yourself another he?"
    perfect lyrics.
    when i heard this song, i immediately knew that if i were to write a movie, this sound would be in its soundtrack.
    starvingchildrenon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWow, this song is soo good, like "if i got erased would you even still love me?" wow that's the best part in the song
    sheplayspopmusicon November 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"if i were to write a movie, this sound would be in its soundtrack."
    completely agree with you, starving.

    I didn't really listen to this band much outside of Spaceships and Pop Music, then this song came up on shuffle the other day and I fell in love.
    ellie117on December 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfucking beautiful
    kab182on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe "awake" part made me smile :D
    batman_20500on August 15, 2007   Link

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