"Insignificant" as written by Millard Powers, David Bryson, David Immergluck, James Bogios, Charles Gillingham, Daniel Vickrey and Adam Duritz....
Can you see me up on a building
From down on the pavement
Or out in the crowd?

Can you see me, in the glare of the lamp post?
Cause I am walking a tightrope
Into the moon.

I don't want feel so different,
But I don't want to be insignificant
And I don't how to see the same things different now.

Oh, can you see me? I am one in a million
Yeah, I'm Icarus falling, out of the sun.
She sees me falling, a line of spotlights and chalk lines.
Through night black as a bedroom
And white as a lie.


Diving through the dark, while the night turns blue
And you wear your intentions, as I wear my intentions
So clear.

[Guitar Bridge]

If you see me, wading through water
Or come drowning a river
Right in front of the world

Hey you can wash your face and hands in the stream of my anger
Cause it's as bright as white paper
As dark as a girl

[Chorus: x2]

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"Insignificant" as written by David Lynn Bryson James Bogios

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    General CommentI love these lyrics. Really and truly.

    "Can you see me in the glare of the lamppost, cause I am walking a tightrope into the moon...I am one in a million, yeah, I'm Icarus falling out of the sun..."

    That part makes me think of him feeling like a ghost in a sense. The chorus makes me think that he doesn't want to alienate himself, but that his self-alienation kind of makes him who he is? I don't know

    "Don't know how to see the same things different" seems like he's saying that he wants to change but doesn't know how, or doesn't know how to find the strength to change. It's much easier to continue in the same behavior, even if it really fucks things up.
    thecoldparton March 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with you coldpart. I really like the chorus "I don't want to feel so different but i don't want to be insignificant." I think it is about how he suffers from being so unique, he likes being the "one in a million" but there are also downsides he says he is "falling like Icarus" which i take to mean maybe he isn't happy with his life? or he's falling emotionally? The guy is a poet, he writes great lyrics.
    Batmanfan45on April 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf you see me
    Wading through water
    Come drown in the river
    Right in front of the world
    You can wash your face and hands
    In the stream of my anger
    It’s as bright as white paper
    And as dark as a girl

    This is just pure hatred towards a girl that broke him apart by doing something real bad it seems. hes telling her that she can come and clean herself aka say sorry so everyone can see it (the world looking). the girl knows hes real mad too. and then the part saying "as dark as a girl" is saying that all girls are just dark and cruel. holler. hahah
    dmb0317on April 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think the line "I don't want to feel so different, but I don't want to be insignificant" means something a little different. I think he's saying that to be somebody, you have to be a special kind of person, but he wants to feel "normal" like anyone else. He wants the signifigance of the life he lives now without the emotional and lifestyle strings that are attached to it.
    ownedcoreon May 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with these posts... insignificant is about his goal to BE something... he wants to be noticed "Can you see me up on the building, from down on the pavement or out in the crowd?" I think this song, and album has a lot to do with his depression and the struggle between being an artistic genius and being a person capable of relationships. It's also like Mr Jones in the sense he desires to BE someone important and noticed.

    He also mentions Icarus, who is a character in greek mythology... he had wax wings and flew, however he was enjoying flying so much he went to close to the sun, they melted and he died... i think Adam is AFRAID that when he becomes happy is it going to backfire, like Icarus...
    bootsnycon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI saw an interview with Adam and he said it was about a man standing on the edge of a building wanting to be so much more than he was.
    In some ways it was about Adam's own life, those days where you just want to scream to see if anyone will listen to you.

    Its my favorite song on the entire album.
    dinnie450on December 16, 2008   Link

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