#1
Helllo, UG. I posted this in the Pit but didn't get much help, so I figure you guys will be more versed in the subject(excuse the pun). I picked CMOS for a media arts project in which we have to pick a song, explain what it means to us and play it to the class. Here's what it means to me:

Firstly and most notably is the way I can relate to the first verse. My parents are now in the final stages of divorce, having painfully decided to split a few years ago.

The second verse deals with the Indian chief that is killed when ambushed the night before his first battle, which he had been anticipating since he was a little boy. This can metaphorically entail many things, but what is most prominent to me is seeing friends of mine who had a gift and were bound to do great things fall short to drug addiction and suicide and the like. So young, so many dreams to achieve, so terribly tragic.

The final verse, which describes the crippled girl who "couldn't speak a sound", describes to me an inspirational tale of rebirth. Hendrix describes her as having a "heart [that] was a frown" which I think is a beautiful line, and the beauty of the sunset gives her the inspiration to drop from the waterside cliff and let the sea take her, a romantic idea if you believe in reincarnation which I believe was the intent behind the concept.

It seems people spend too much time hung up on worries and regrets. Life is meant for living, as all will "wash into the sea", nothing is permanent, and that's just the natural balance of life and existence of all things.


So, UG, what does this song mean to you? No obvious traits please, I'm mainly looking for something insightful, profound and unique to you and only you.

Thanks for reading.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
- Albert Einstein
#2
Down the street you can hear her scream you're a disgrace
As she slams the door in his drunken face
And now he stands outside
And all the neighbors start to gossip and drool
He cries oh, girl you must be mad,
What happened to the sweet love you and me had?
Against the door he leans and starts a scene,
And his tears fall and burn the garden green

And so castles made of sand fall in the sea, eventually

A little Indian brave who before he was ten,
Played war games in the woods with his Indian friends
And he built up a dream that when he grew up
He would be a fearless warrior Indian Cheif
Many moons past and more the dream grew strong until
Tomorrow he would sing his first war song and fight his first battle
But something went wrong, surprise attack killed him in his sleep that night

And so castles made of sand melts into the sea, eventually

There was a young girl, who's heart was a frown
Cause she was crippled for life,
And she couldn't speak a sound
And she wished and prayed she could stop living,
So she decided to die
She drew her wheelchair to the edge of the shore
And to her legs she smiled you wont hurt me no more
But then a sight she'd never seen made her jump and say
Look a golden winged ship is passing my way

And it really didn't have to stop, it just kept on going...
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
He to whom this emotion is a stranger,
who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead; his eyes are closed."
- Albert Einstein