All Is Said and Done

Album: Burning The Days (2009)
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  • His anthem to the Type-A's of the world, Vertical Horizon lead singer Matt Scannell wrote this song about control freaks. And it's one of his proudest accomplishments. Says Matt, "'Are you tired of holding up the sky? Teaching birds to fly? You've done it all your life. Are you sad when you see the sun? 'Cause then you're not the brightest one when all is said and done, and all is said and done.' It's kind of a funny lyric in a way. But I know people who think that they're holding up the sky. They think that if they stop trying to hold up the sky the whole world's going to fall down. They think that they have to teach every bird how to fly. It's like, 'Dude, we know. The birds know. The sky's there. It's okay, it's gonna be okay.' It's like they're always in a triathlon. And I'm not that kind of person. I fall on the other side of it, like 'Save Me From Myself' where I kind of retreat back, and can be a little bit reclusive. But some people in my life, I can just see them wasting their energy on things that they can't do anything about. Or wasting their energy on things that they're not doing anything about. I've never been able to, I think, write a lyric that meant so much by saying so little. I was really proud of being able to paint that picture so completely in such few words." (Check out the full interview with Matt Scannell.)
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