I wish you out of the woods
And into the picture with me.
I wish you over the moon,
Come out of the question and be.

If this going to
Run round in my head
I might as well be dreaming.
Run round in my head

I rollercoaster for you.
Time out of mind
Must be heavenly.
It's all enchanted and wild,
It's just like my heat said
It was going to be.


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    General CommentI think the song is about a someone who is in love with another person who may be questioning things. The Narrator wants them to get past their hesitations, and just be with them, and see how happy they feel they could be together. Its frustrating to the narrator, and causes them to be lost in thought over whether this romantic idea they have for the subject will ever come to fruition. It frustrates the narrator to the point they almost feel it would be better to continue to live the dream of it, than waiting for this person to make it real. I think this is also confirmed by the idea that "I rollercoaster for you" showing the peaks and valleys between frustration and adulation for this person's indecision. Also "time out of mind must be heavenly" seems to make me feel they would love for there to be closure on this so they wouldn't keep going through these highs and lows of emotion. Ultimately they desperately love this person and their love for them is wild an passionate, and as many of us know, this almost always goes hand in hand with some sort of deep frustration if its not returned on the same level.
    thisismyhearton February 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so deep! I can only get a small tip of what it could possibly mean. Again, it comes out of wanting the best for someone else. And if you think about how happy you want someone to be, then you might as well just dream about it because the happiness, if taken literally, is too far out of reality. But it can exist in a dream, with the enchantedness and celestiality of which you could only dream. "Time out of mind must be heavenly" so s/he, in your mind, are experiencing the fantastic point at which time stands still, so s/he can come out of the question and become him/herself with you there to see.
    JessiLon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song! i think it's just like JessiL said, about wanting the best. To me, i hear a song about knowing someone who means so much to you, and is just one of the most amazing people you've met, so you wish them everything, which drives you a little nuts thinking about it all but you try and help them anyway you can. It is very deep though, so something is missing in both of our explanations but i can't seem to figure out what.....
    forelsket segon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSweet harmonies!
    CRYN_OUTon September 30, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"It's all enchanted and wild."

    This is one of the first Nickel Creek songs I ever heard years ago and one of the reasons I got into them.

    I think, in addition to the other comments on here, that it's also about wanting to be with someone who's sort of out of reach and they're imagining what it would be like to be with that person and their image of what it would be like is so amazing and beautiful that it kind of drives them a little nuts. "I rollercoaster for you."
    LilyBearon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWanting to be with somebody, especially someone who is uncertain about everything in their life. you have no idea what they're thinking and how they feel about you. so you might as well dream that they want you back.

    kind of where i am right now.
    deathbearon November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit reminds me of when my guy is out hunting for days and i can't see him...
    thelighthousestaleon January 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually a Sinead Lohan song - both versions are spectacular, but Nickel Creek's is much more mellow and wishful. Lohan's is a little more plaintive.
    mandamarieon October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhen my first baby was born, he spent a small amount of time in the NICU. I heard this song playing at a nearby isolette, and forever now, it has special meaning to me. "I wish you out of the woods, and into the picture with me". All of those babies in the NICU were so fragile, and somewhere between nonexistence and existence. They were all "in the woods" so to speak, and every parent of one of those babies just wished them home, and into the picture where they belonged. It is an unbelievable experience, to become a parent, and a baby being born is their literal transformation into "being". For those babies who were sick, their parents were still somewhere in limbo - we all just wished our babies would "come out of the question, and be." And boy, the emotional rollercoaster that comes with that experience. Anyway, I don't know that this is the meaning that the songwriter intended, but I will never see this song to mean anything different.
    Mommaoftwoon August 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentOnly one person above points out that this is not a Nickle Creek song. Anyone not familiar with Sinead Lohan must listen to her youtube videos or seek out her album, No Mermaid. Every song is amazing. I have this fantasy that she didn't quit writing songs when she decided to quit the music business and focus her life on her children, that she's been writing for them and some day will choose to share new material with the rest of us.
    rick111235on December 25, 2017   Link

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