Can't you see, you had it made? / Who can guess your thoughts anyway now? / Guarantee you had it made. / You know that I'm a taker, found it out today. / Smoothed out papers, never been afraid. / Doubts will leave you bankrupt, caught you stealing change.I can't say I know exactly what Moore is singing about—it could be a lizard named Charlie—but her lyrics are nevertheless quite brilliantly pieced together in what feels like a stream of conscious storyboard, from the heavy-in-thought glance to the clouds to the two major motifs: "you got bigger while i was away" and "it's all right if you've had enough." It's not often lyrics are worth dissecting—and it's even more uncommon for the instrumental and melodic elements to match it in quality. In short, "Clouds" is a damn fine track.
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Deep Time - "Clouds" (from Deep Time)