Monday, July 21, 2008

Musical Monday

I Like Giants
Kimya Dawson

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road, turn out the lights, get out and look up at the sky
And I do this to remind me that I'm really, really tiny
In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me



But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene

In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
So grounded, and so humbled, and so one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything



Rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone

Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye



When I saw Geneviève I really liked it when she said

What she said about the giant and the lemmings on the cliff
She said 'I like giants
Especially girl giants
Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
Regardless of their size'



When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side

Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
*I'm smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole



So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul

But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything



So I talked to Geneviève and almost cried when she said

That the giant on the cliff wished that she was dead
And the lemmings on the cliff wished that they were dead
So the giant told the lemmings why they ought to live instead



When she thought up all those reasons that they ought to live instead

It made her reconsider all the sad thoughts in her head
So thank you Geneviève, cause you take what is in your head
And you make things that are so beautiful and share them with your friends



We all become important when we realize our goal

Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
And yeah, rock and roll is fun, but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky



Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye

I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
And I don't wanna make her cry
Cause I like giants


10 comments:

Arv said...

Hi Jessica..

I should listen to this song sometime...

the words are really deep... amazing one...

Thanks for sharing...

Have a nice day mate.. Cheers...

Hemanth Potluri said...

hey i listened to the song it rocked my mind for a lot of time the lyrics r soo awesome they get imprinted on u as long as the music echo's in my brain...so sweet of u to share it us...

have a gr8 monday lol...

urs..hemu..

bob_vinyl said...

Kimya is just cool. Her talent isn't a traditional talent. Her music is beyond simple, she's not a good singer and her words are kludgey at best. I think because she's able to strip away trying to be good, she finds some kind of bare honesty that makes her brilliant despite herself.

bindhiya said...

Beautiful!!
have a good day..
♥ & ((hugs))
bindi

Mike said...

I like giants - boobs.

Or so says my latest blog post!

Lauren said...

Hmmmm

Lena said...

Thanks for sharing.. words are really deep and have a lot of meaning. Maybe thats something many people should get to read/hear every now and then

Jessica said...

Arv,
I love all of her music! This song is one of my favorites. :)

Hemu,
Yes!! I’m glad you liked it! :D

Bob,
I knew you would have something to say! :)
You and I are definitely on the same page about Kimya!
I admire her honesty and respect her for doing what she loves.

Bindi,
Happy you liked it! :)

Mike,
Ok…your point is made. LOL
I see your post has kinda taken on a life of it’s own!

Lauren,
I agree. :)

Lena,
You are right! She sings in such a simple manner, but she says so much.

bob_vinyl said...

Did you see that Kimya has a new record coming out? It's called Alphabutt and it's apparently all kids' music.

Jessica said...

Hey Bob,
I did hear about that! :) Don't have any kids yet...but I'm definitely picking it up. I can't wait.