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Daphne in the wood, you'll become the wood
Fire in his eye his gone and fueled your flight so high
Over the river rocks, the wind will carry thee
Call on nature now, for she'll keep you safe
From your own beauty

A heavy numbness seizes her into bark
Feet so swift to root, arm to branch and hair to leaf
Woman to tree

And in the end it's the difference of the spirit and the matter
It's the difference of the lover and the flyer
Don't it make you want to cry?

It's nothing less, nothing less between the worldly
And the one self
All this breathing and the truth that's in your last breath
Don't it make you want to cry?

So fly, fly and we'll wear you like a leaf crown
Fly cause your truth is in the solid ground

Yeah fly, fly and we'll wear you like a leaf crown
Fly cause your truth is in the solid ground

Lyrics submitted by Redsiren

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  • +2
    My InterpretationWell, she's obviously talking about the myth of the nymph Daphne, who turned herself into a tree rather than surrender her virginity to Apollo. But there's more to this song than just an old story.

    I think in the second part she's contemplating the myth from a modern perspective. She's acknowledging the tragedy of the great sacrifices we make in order to preserve our "purity" (for the singer this probably has less to do with actual virginity than a general sense of truth or righteousness). And in the end she praises those who have suffered because they refused to give up on what was "pure". She reveres them, wearing their virtues proudly like a "leaf crown".
    chameleon333888on August 06, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentclearly lots of reverence for nature, beautiful song
    spencermmmon April 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting interpretation, chameleon.
    i think it might also be about how there is no individual, and there is no real separation, and we are all one... with nature, with the world.
    TheWrongGirlon December 20, 2011   Link

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