Thicket - Phillip Phillips


 

by Simon Cleary 

The Experience: Tension begins from the very introduction - plucked fiddle and guitar - showing how deeply things have gone wrong. Phillip brings us Thicket, a song about when you find "our love was just a dream" and the frustration that follows, leading to a the finale when both the lyrics and the rhythm "all goes around and round." 

Official Video: Waiting.

The meaning of Phillip Phillips' Thicket is the bitter moment when you realized"our love was just a dream." Emotions go all different ways, apologizing, "I didn't mean to let you down" but wanting to blame the other at the same time "I grabbed for your hand but you took it back... You tumbled me down." Other emotions try to say, "this kind of thing happens all the time. It all goes around and round." 

Ask Yourself: When my emotions are in a whirlwind, can I let them out? Or do I repress them?


LYRICS:
I didn't mean to let you down
I grabbed for your hand but you took it back
Trying hard not to let feelings show
Will only hurt you in the future 
When the cracks in your skin start to show

Paint a picture of an apple in a tree
Is that all that's there 
through the thicket of the leaves?
Yes, yes now you see
The bird flying out 
Why don't you jump and see where he leads?

Our love was just a dream, just a dream
With all my heart I gave you everything, everything
Oh and you know
That it all goes around and round
Cause you tumbled me down

Troubles seem to get to you
Brush them off, they're only worries, 
Push on through
Hear the heart that beats for your soul
He who has nothing, should not complain, 
We all have something of our own

Our love was just a dream, just a dream
With all my heart I gave you everything, everything
Oh and you know
That it all goes around and round
Cause you tumbled me down

Was it wrong what I did to get to you?
I felt I was the one to help pull you through
And I know, I know it's alright
I found a way out, I found a way out

Our love was just a dream, just a dream
With all my heart I gave you everything, everything
Oh and you know
That it all goes around and round
Cause it all goes around and round

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