"Farther" as written by and Stephan Jenkins....
Nothing much matters to me
so I don't see why I should
hold so tightly
to a memory
that I can't speak of
I think about it nightly
how you opened up
your life for me
Why are you still lonely?
Though I'm not the type who begs
I'm thinking how you'd open up your legs
But I'm farther from you every day
And a woman talking to herself
gathers up the shit she couldn't sell
Chances don't bode well
tomorrow and
Talking to myself pass by,
I miss you
but know the face you make
Like when you found me out
for the fake
I am
So easily
you see through me
What do you do to me
to make me treat you so bad?
I keep hoping
that you'll speak to me
But I'm father from you every day
All I think about is waiting
and the people
we are changing into
There was a sound
but I don't know how it goes
There was something
we went through,
blew in from the coast
You said,
you are of the earth,
I am of the sky
I don't even know what the hell that means
Father from you
every day
All I think about is waiting
and all the people
we are fading into
And I think about you
dying years from now
never having known
Who you are
Farther from you

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"Farther" as written by Stephan Jenkins

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    General CommentI never really thought all that hard about what this song means. I guess everyone else's ideas are good. But what I do know is that this is an excellent summer song. The reverberations at the start and the way they tweaked his voice makes me think of heat waves and things like that. I love listening to this song in the summer.
    Wondereron July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about drifing away from someone you loved in the past but you can't forget the great times you had with that person.
    u2elevationon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit's about someone holding onto a love, something that is not a normal characteristic of theirs. and the person is drifting away........
    skennedy97on June 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI agree with kali. I had never really gotten the meaning until kali said something and it made sense. =)
    stephan_jenkinson September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti agree with wonderer, though i'm two years late. this is definately a summer song. there is nothing like flying down the highway with the windows down and tunes like this one rolling out. summer, no doubt.
    dresariion April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIs about a guy that falls in love maybe for the first time, I get that idea because of the part of "though I'm not the type who begs". But the girl left him, and he don't want to let go her memory, even if it hurts to hold so tightly to it. Is a bit ironic in some way... he just want to be close to her, but every day he is farther, everyday he loses her more.
    "So easy you look thorugh me" "like when you found me out, for the fake I am" those two parts of the song makes me think that she dump him because he was not real, and he was not himself.
    punker girlon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"You said, you are of the earth and I am of the sky
    I don't even know what the hell that means"
    Hah, i really love that line. It's kind of funny, embodies the bullshit excuses girls give sometimes
    togatoraon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about thinking you are in love and finding out you never were. This person you thought you were crazy about isn't what you thought. You break up and you regret the way it happened. Ironically, I heard this for the first time a week before my boyfriend at the time told me "I am of the sky and you are of the earth and that's our problem." That does flavor my meaning for it.
    purejoys_darknesson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is getting over a girl. Someone he really cared about, was in love with, which had never happened to him before. He misses her, but he hurt her beyond repair and they keep growing farther apart. "Like when you found me out for the fake I am So easy you see through me. What do you do to me to make me treat you so bad?" I think this song has a lot of regret and saddness "I think about it nightly how you opened up your life for me. Why are you still lonely?"
    meganisprettyon August 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIn the Beatles' song "Yer Blues", Lennon says: "My mother was of the sky, my father was of the earth" that is what I first thought of. Maybe it just means they are complete opposites.
    Dpayneon August 02, 2007   Link

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