Materialism | Reviewer: Brett
I think it's about our consumer society and materialism. As in, 'Wake up, it's time for a change from the usual consume-consume-consume mentality. And if you don't realize that soon, it'll be too late... it's not sustainable.'
Yes, I'm an eco-nerd.
Faust Arp | Reviewer: Anonymous
I write tunes, so I think I know what he is saying, but he is the only one who knows what he means. I think Thom is simply stating that at that time his life was somewhat repetitive and boring, and yet a trap. His lust for acknowledgment had become a burden in some ways. When do you have enough and give up?
The meaning is simple and clear, yet profound... | Reviewer: Anonymous
I don't know what you guys are talking about, but I think that this is the most applicable interpretation.
I think that this song is clearly about waking up, and dominoes, and pie, and feelings, and tubes, and elephants, and rooms, and Shop-Rite bags, and no, and no, and stuffedness, and feathers, and then butter.
selling your soul to the devil | Reviewer: mitch baker
Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend who makes a pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge, ultimately selling his soul to the devil. When comparing this tale from the 1500's to todays world, one of the first things I think about is drug addiction in general. One comprises his/her health, state of mind, safety, family, freinds, pretty much EVERYTHING for a short buzz of immortality and "happiness", all while your world starts to fall apart. Also it sounds as if in the song, someone is being confronted about a drug addiction. "The elephant that's in the room
Is tumbling tumbling tumbling" could mean that the his/her problem is clearly noticeable and acknowledged. "We thought you had it in you
But not, not, not" could mean this person has had people believe in him, supporting him to drop his deathly habit, all to be let down time and time again.
Friends | Reviewer: zoe
Haha this actually reminds me of my ex best friend, who evidentally had issues. It got me through the breakdown of the relationship. I love it
"Your head is stuffed with feathers"
"I love you but enough is enough"
Letting somebody down? | Reviewer: Anonymous
I think that the lyrics are more similar to a kid who has let their parent down. I think this is supported by how the parent says "I really love you but enough is enough" and "I thought you had it in you but you don't." And saying "Wakey wakey, rise and shine" is similar to something a parent would say to their kids.
Coma? | Reviewer: Rick
I think this song is about a person in a coma and the people around him/her who believe he will wake up at first, but later lose hope and eventually pull the plug.
It's a beautiful song, very calm and soothing.