I think the sky is gonna clear
because the hills turn green as summer nears
but a lightening storm, a lightening storm
can even happen when the air is warm
and I can hear that nothing
calling out to me
I can feel that nothing
reaching out for me
It's all so new, it's all so new
but my boots seem to know what to do
I know it's strange, it's very strange
It feels like something's been per-arranged
And yet I hear that that nothing
calling out to me
I can feel that nothing reaching out to me
Kasper, I love your mother
I can see her in your eyes
and I owe you what I owe her
or it'll burn me up inside
Kasper, I'm a man now
though sometimes I feel like a kid
At least I don't feel like nothing
the way that I once did
Looking down the avenues
but every little bend is out of view
Hold my breath and count to ten
see if I can ever take another again
I can hear that nothing calling out to me
I can feel that nothing
reaching out for me
Kasper, I love your mother
I can see her in your eyes
and I owe you what I owe her
or it'll burn me up inside
Kasper, I'm a man now
though sometimes I feel like a kid
at least that I don't feel like nothing
the way that I once did
Is that a light
Is that a light
coming through
the gray and white?
Is that a light
Is that a light
coming through
the gray and white?


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    My InterpretationI feel that this song is a person saying to their friend/brother/boyfriend (Kasper) about how they feel like they might be fine "I think the sky is gonna clear" but their bad moods or depression can happen at any tie, even when they think they're OK. Or this part could mean bad things in general can happen out of the blue when you're least expecting it. When they says the nothing is calling out to them, it could either mean his depression, the numbness he feels when depressed or how he imagines he will feel once he commits suicide. Finally when he asks "Is that a light coming through the grey and white?" he has killed himself and is seeing the light that people describe from when they are brought back to life, which some people believe to be heaven.
    Ramengurlon April 16, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think that the singer has lost his girlfriend or wife - possibly in childbirth. And Kasper is their son, who he is now responsible for.

    “Kasper, I love your mother
    I can see her in your eyes
    and I owe you what I owe her
    or it'll burn me up inside”

    He’s dealing with his sadness and grief, and has been feeling numb, but is starting to come out of it - but the depression could also suck him back down at a moment’s notice.

    “ I think the sky is gonna clear
    because the hills turn green as summer nears
    but a lightening storm, a lightening storm
    can even happen when the air is warm”

    “And yet I hear that that nothing
    calling out to me
    I can feel that nothing reaching out to me“

    It’s new being without her, but he’s been going on numbly.

    “It's all so new, it's all so new
    but my boots seem to know what to do
    I know it's strange, it's very strange
    It feels like something's been per-arranged“

    He also doesn’t quite feel ready for the responsibility - but at least he’s starting to feel something again.

    “Kasper, I'm a man now
    though sometimes I feel like a kid
    at least that I don't feel like nothing
    the way that I once did.”

    He’s not sure what to do, or where things are going - all the paths forward bend out of view, and he wonders if he’ll ever feel like he can breath, again; and if he’ll be able to keep going on.

    “Looking down the avenues
    but every little bend is out of view
    Hold my breath and count to ten
    see if I can ever take another again”

    And the end is like the beginning:
    “Is that a light
    Is that a light
    coming through
    the gray and white?“

    Is that light starting to break through the clouds? Is he actually starting to heal - or will another storm show up out of nowhere, and send him back to feeling nothing again?
    BobDDstryron December 16, 2020   Link

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