This song has kind of gone through that overplaying stage where I got so sick of it being on all the time that I deliberately forgot it. Don’t get me wrong, I like it. It was just on all the time and even the songs I like get old after that much repetition.
Still, as it played on Pandora, I couldn’t help thinking of Thyme and Whim.
When Thyme meets him, she’s doing that daily grind thing. She’s job hunting. It’s an ordinary day, just like the lyrics.
Just a day,
Just an ordinary day.
Just trying to get by.
Thyme becomes the catalyst by which Whim finds his own path, with her help and advice and even meddling, she gets him to break free of the rules that he thought he had to live by, freeing him for a future that is limitless. At one point, though, she tells him, “If you really think that the only way you can live is by someone’s wishes, find someone new to wish for you.” He asks if that’s her.
And as I looked up into those eyes
His vision borrows mine.
And I know he’s no stranger,
For I feel I’ve held him for all of time.
In the light of her name being Thyme, this part is almost funny.
Touch the stars for time will not flee.
Time will not flee.
Of course, Whim isn’t ordinary, so that doesn’t fit, but what does fit is how well this goes with the concept behind the cover art.
Don’t you see all your dreams lie right in the palm of your hand.
For more on that, though, see the Kabobbles on Art piece about the cover.
Kabobbles Sing Along is just what I think when I hear songs. I sometimes see images when I hear lyrics, pictures or movies in my head. Sometimes I relate it to stories. My interpretation of the songs and lyrics are probably nothing like their original intent.