"See The Constellation" as written by John Linnell and John Flansburgh....
I lay my head on the railroad track
Stare at the sky all painted up
Your train is gone, won't be coming back

See the constellation ride across the sky
No cigar, no lady on his arm
Just a guy made of dots and lines
Just a guy made of dots and lines

Two years ago moved from my town
I was looking up past the city lights
But the city lights got in my way

See the constellation ride across the sky
No cigar, no lady on his arm
Just a guy made of dots and lines
Just a guy made of dots and lines

I found my mind on the ground below
I was looking down, it was looking back
I was in the sky all dressed in black

See the constellation ride across the sky
No cigar, no lady on his arm
Just a guy made of dots and lines
Just a guy made of dots and lines
Just a guy made of dots and lines

Can you hear what I see in the sky?
Can you hear what I see in the sky?
Can you hear what I see in the sky?


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"See the Constellation" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    General CommentThanks James, you great
    JamesDon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha. thanks :-) i love this song.
    scheisseon June 14, 2003   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song, to me, is about seeing yourself the way others see you and not deluding yourself.

    "found my mind on the ground below.. in the sky all dressed in black" is him realizing that accomplishments, outward appearance and the thoughts you have are what people care about.

    It seems like a few tmbg songs are about the parts of the personality and dealing with conflicts between them.
    NameGotTakenon January 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI always took it as a straight forward song about Orion.
    wheckson December 12, 2012   Link

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