Spud wrote:I saw this song interpreted on a message post as a very negative, "in your face", type of song.
I, however, interpret this song as an understanding of life and a hope that things will work out the way they are meant to. Sometimes even greater than we ever anticipated.
The rider is the soul.
The soul will miss the body when it's gone, b/c only through this world can we achieve our desired goals and strive for higher levels.
As well, the body will miss the soul ("gonna miss your baby, from rolling in your arms") b/c its only purpose is to help out the soul and do kindness for it... If the soul is no longer in the body than the body can no longer feel joy, purpose, or sense of accomplishment.
"Laid down last night, L-rd, I could not take my rest. My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the west."
The soul cries out b/c the body has brought her to a place she doesn't want to be. She is so confused and it is manifest through the body by not being able to rest. The soul wants the body to do the right thing, get back on track, and fulfill its purpose in the world.
"The sun will shine through my backdoor someday. March winds will blow all my troubles away."
If we really want to do the right thing then the light will come and many things will be revealed. We'll be filled with an uplifting spirit (march wind) and it will lead us towards our goal. Eventually, the light will be so revealed that it will shine in places we never thought it would (my backdoor).
"I wish I was a headlight on a northbound train. I'd shine my light through the cool Colorado rain."
Once I've found my goal and have begun to achieve it I will see how good and true it is. This will lead me to wanting to help other people achieve their goals. I want to shine the light that I have recieved onto other people. To shine it in a positive way where it will benefit people the most (through the cool Colorado rain).
This song is about a personal reflection. Who am I? Why am I happy at times and at others sad? What should I be striving for? Once we've established a strong foundation we go for it will such enthusiasm and hope...
The sun will shine.
strumminsix wrote:Rider = a woman who a man was sleeping with sans any ties.
The chorus basically says your gonna miss me but the verses basically say I'm gonna miss you.
Rollin in your arms = sex
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