The boy is conscious and asking if he is going to die and go to Heaven Tell me all your thoughts on God; Am I very far? Then in the ambulance, escorted by police only blue cars , speeding through intersections skip the cracks in the streets , the process of dying advances late afternoon , resulting in the moment where you get better before you get worse, seeing a light from Heaven on the way, the sun broke free of the clouds. The child knows he is dying on my way to see her , but isn't sure how long it will be Am I very far, now?
Then, once they reach the hospital shoes make hard noises in this place , the boy dies it's getting cold and the paramedics, who did everything they could our clothes are stained , rush the boy to surgery pick up the pace , passing upset, confused cross-eyed people in the hall. The paramedics know he's gone and begin to wonder why this type of thing happens to an innocent child we ask many questions.
Even as I write this, though, I see many other possible scenarios. That's what makes great art. It is open to interpretation. Thank you, J. Richards and Dishwalla for this great work!
I sort of agree with the anon who said it may be talking about a kid with a serious disease. This stuff may sound a bit morbid, but it's just speculation, because that's all we can really do.
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I think maybe the disease was probably something like cancer, the child's mother had it, and people with a history of cancer and similar diseases in their family have a higher risk of getting the disease themselves He keeps on saying "I'm on my way to see her" and "Am I very far now", so the first, in my mind, sort of cements this theory; the second may be how close he is to seeing her, and I honestly can't help but ask if he has anything left, because of how he seems to anticipate what I feel is his death.
Also, maybe it's the child asking if he's close to heaven Maybe he's a child, or maybe he feels like one. CHildren ask so many questions that are so simple, but sound so wise and beyond their years sometimes, which may be what is being represented when he the child asks for himto tell all his thoughts on God This song, it's honestly very beautiful. It always gives me that bittersweet, melancholic type of chills.
I've always thought and felt that it meant something sad and depressing, yet also happy at the same time when the child dies of the terminal illness, he dies[duh], which is sad, but he is also no longer suffering My first impression of the song was that it was about a young child doing and thinking of the here and now and enjoying seeing things that as we get older are not new to us now like "stretched out shadow"; viewing the majesty of the "the sun broke free from the clouds"; "counting only blue cars"; "skip the cracks, in the street"; "how our shoes make hard noises in this place"; noticing "clothes are stained"; maybe seeing emptiness as "we pass many, crossed-eyed people".
I believe the song ends with "We're not very far now" instead of asking "Are we very far now". I could be wrong but I've listened to it dozens of times learning the lyrics. Deep to me.
I think this song is about a father taking his son to meet his mother for the first time who died giving birth to him. It sounds like they are in a cemetery how our shoes make loud noises in this place. And "god" is a reference to the child's mother. Since mother is god in the eyes of a child. Okay, this song is simple yet vague. No one's posted a comment for it yet, so please elaborate on this if you have a better interpretation.
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My idea of its message is elementary at best, which may or may not be the actual theme behind this song. So it opens up "Must have been mid-afternoon".
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To me, this could be referring to a time in the artist's life- later and well-seasoned, but still far from the end. He happens upon a 'child'. This could quite literally be someone of youth, or in a deeper sense someone the same age as the artist but unlike the artist stay with me here they are enlightened and humbled before their purpose or their God mentioned in the next lines, and so compared to a child, meek and ignorant. Please note that in no way am I trying to accuse followers of God or purpose meek and ignorant; and, I may be getting a little philosophical here, but would the bliss of a child's ignorance not be the same as the bliss in pursuit of knowledge or enlightenment?
And would this pursuit of purpose and "many questions" not be anything but enlightened when compared with the by-standing artist? And so we're brought to the second verse, where it is now "late-afternoon"- the artist is older; however, the "sun breaking free of the clouds" could indicate his own enlightenment and becoming a 'child'. As far as the chorus goes, I've got no really deep interpretation other than its the walk of their purpose.
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Their purpose is only to get closer to understanding their purpose, their enlightenment is simply knowing to look for it. The last verse, for the purpose of this theme, would undoubtedly mean The End. Both the artist and his new-found friend are nearing the end of their journey, possibly deat i. I'm also not quite sure why they refer to God as "her", I'm not sexist but I've always been under the impression that God was probably male.
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