Paper Wings

Album: Siren Song Of The Counter Culture (2004)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is essentially about relationships, though some lines refer to what seems to be someone living under pressure, then overthrowing the pain. The lyrics, "that was a conversation you took nothing from, so raise your glass now and celebrate" indicate this. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Kes - Independence, VA
  • This is featured in the racing game Burnout 3: Takedown. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Airk - Skagway, AK

Comments: 3

  • Song from Mexico, Althis is my interprertaaatinon of this song.

    "One last thing I beg you please, just before you go, i've watched you fly on paper wings halfway around the world into they burnt up in the atmosphe...."( sounds like someone who hasnt reched ther full potentiol and can do better.)

    "swing for the fences son..." ( the conversation "swing for the fences son" could be saying do as much or the best you could. "that was a conversation..." sying you didnt take anytrhing from that and didnt do all you could so "raise youre glass" like look how well you did(sarcasm)

    "you can catch up with yourself if you run.."( you can still do something if you try hard enough)

    "thers a train leaving town in an hour.." can mean thers an open oppurtunity you can take, dont just sit aroundwating time go for that oppurtunity.)

    "is this the life that you lead..." (are you doing what you can and living up to your potential?)"will you take the road..." ( will you take the oppurtunity?)

    the other lyrics sound like the other person in a relationship, this song could be about doing whats best for you or taking any kind of oppurtunity.

    The band name RISE AGAINST fits the theme to the song of rising againstabove the situation(the smart thing to do), a very good msesage.

    above the situation like any smart person would
  • Song from Mexico, Althis is my interprertaaatinon of this song.

    "One last thing I beg you please, just before you go, i've watched you fly on paper wings halfway around the world into they burnt up in the atmosphe...."( sounds like someone who hasnt reched ther full potentiol and can do better.)

    "swing for the fences son..." ( the conversation "swing for the fences son" could be saying do as much or the best you could. "that was a conversation..." sying you didnt take anytrhing from that and didnt do all you could so "raise youre glass" like look how well you did(sarcasm)

    "you can catch up with yourself if you run.."( you can still do something if you try hard enough)

    "thers a train leaving town in an hour.." can mean thers an open oppurtunity you can take, dont just sit aroundwating time go for that oppurtunity.)

    "is this the life that you lead..." (are you doing what you can and living up to your potential?)"will you take the road..." ( will you take the oppurtunity?)

    the other lyrics sound like the other person in a relationship, this song could be about doing whats best for you or taking any kind of oppurtunity.

    The band name RISE AGAINST fits the theme to the song of rising againstabove the situation(the smart thing to do), a very good msesage.

    above the situation like any smart person would
  • Adam from Yarmouth, MeNice song guitar is great!
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