It seems like you just started noticing
How noticeably bad things really are
And then you walk past this couple arguing
In a rolled up window parked car

And all that gesticulated bitterness
And all of that muffled yelling hell
It's like it just starts wafting at you
Like a big furry rat died inside of that wall kinda smell

Bad dreams like this roll in like a cold front
Thunderous thunder and lightning in tow
And your tiny little life gets even smaller
As you heed the heavens' mighty show

And I don't mean heaven like godlike
'Cause the animal I am knows very well
That nature is our teacher and our mother
And god is just another
Story that we tell

You're trying not to grasp
Not to start grasping
At straws or sticks or stones
You're trying to learn to just sit inside your sadness

Even if you're sitting there alone
'Cause just like icarus ascending
Never intending to look back
Nature's law and your tragic flaw

Send you flying into the arms of another Venus fly trap
Guzzle till the buzzing stops
Guzzle till the buzzing stops
Guzzle till the buzzing stops

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    very spiritual, and i makes me grin when she talks abou her god-nature perception because i share those beliefs and the way she words it is cute

    regardemylasheskgmon May 28, 2004   Link
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    the mythology behind icarus is that the boys father made him wings out of feathers and wax and he was flying and it was great, and he didnt heed his fathers warnings and had too much pride to listen and he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and his wings broke and he fell into the ocean and died, so it was an ancient greek story about how pride gets the best of people...

    as far as "or sticks- or stones" its like sticks and stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me dealy.

    katerxdaisyon April 05, 2005   Link
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    love this song.. it sounds more like church than church to me.. sort of buddhist as well..

    some of the lyrics are wrong above:

    "dreams like this roll in like a cold front thunder is thundering and lightening in tow and your tiny little life gets even smaller as you heed the heaven's mighty show

    and i don't mean heaven like god-like the animal I am knows very well that nature is our teacher and our mother and god is just another story that we tell"

    ast*ron May 15, 2007   Link

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