I wrote the music for this song at 4am at my ex girlfriend's house, right before we spent a weekend in Tasmania. I was so dead tired, but I had the energy to pick up her dad's old guitar, and this riff came to me.
I didn't end up finishing the song until months later. Most of the lyrics are direct quotes from this palmistry poster I bought in Queensland, hence all the palmistry themes.
I guess I was probably listening to a lot of bright eyes at the time.
i wanna be 60 feet tall
and gently caress the treetops
i wanna sing a sweet lullaby to all the passer by
to all the kites
i wanna live under the sea
and surround myself with beauty
i'd love to try to catch a wave
but the excuse will always be the same
mount saturn rises; mount jupiter falls
along with mount mercury; mount apollo
theres no will; theres no thought; theres no conscious struggle
just the hope and belief i'll keep myself full
i wanna live on a train
and be happy watching the terrain
grow in colour and grow as if
it will never ever cease to exist
and i'd talk to the people near by
not with my words, just with my eyes
i'd ask them all the same question
"where are you going? what has happened?"
has the moon and the stars aligned with mars?
is the line of your heart just not big enough?
does fullness and length really give power?
does confidence and strength really matter at all?
is a ladder a ladder if you can't bear to stand?
"you can climb all you like kid, you're not gonna make it"
or are these all just signs of the tell tale hand?
a figment of truth you'd like to exist?