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We got lost again
Drove to the end of a road
And a red aced man
Taught us to do what we're told
And on the 23rd night
Things ain't bad but things ain't right

Are we falling or flying
Are we falling or flying
Are we living or dying
I guess we'll never know

The air's so heavy
It could drown a butterfly
If it flew too high
And I get the feeling
That the truck driver ain't shy
Cause he's looking at me but nowhere near my eyes
And on the 35th morning
Things ain't good but things ain't boring

Are we falling or flying
Are we falling or flying
Are we living or dying
I guess we'll never know

Sometimes it's hard tot ell
If there's a life behind a song
But I know tomorrow
Today won't feel so long
Cause on the 42nd night
The room was dark but the stage was bright

Are we falling or flying
Are we falling or flying
Are we living or dying
Cause my friend this too shall pass
So play every show like it's your last



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    TheFantasyLampFeb 23, 2011 at 9:03 am
    the song talks about the deeper meaning of life..and how lost we feel searching for it. And how the most wonderful things are the ones that are most obvious and said too much...but we refuse to pay attention to them...even think about them because it makes us feel as if there is no certainty in life..that is 'things ain't bad but things ain't right'
    then we start questioning the whole concept of life. Aren't we growing older every second and moving towards death..so may be we'll falling...but isn't this whole journey from the top of the mountain to the sea of death the most wonderful, exquisite thing that we as a form of life are capable of feeling...so why is it so wrong to believe that may be in between the solid and water equilibrium..we are may be flying.
    the same significance is of the line 'the air's so heavy it could drown a butterfly'...it's not air that's pushing it down ...it's gravity..the same way it's as natural to die as to stand on the ground. once the we reach this stage.. we realize that it truly difficult to understand life fully...and reflecting upon our own lives...carefree and exciting lives...things aren't boring.
    then we get trapped in believing what's real and what's not..what is more important our reflection or our ignorance?
    at this point she feels that we may be questioning if she's really feeling all this..after all it is a song..and adds a humor to it.
    she knows that all her feelings will find a better place in the minds of the people she's singing to.
    and being there on the stage makes her realize that we truly can not judge if we are living or dying...the best we can do is chase happiness every single day so that we are on the surface ready to drown...it wouldn't matter...because we didn't fall into it...we flew the whole way.

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