Thursday, March 17, 2016

Analyzing "Over My Head (Cable Car)"

Hi there everyone! 

Today, while I was listening to the song Over My Head (Cable Car), I just started to analyze the song at the same time. Suddenly, I realized that maybe it would be interesting to share that with you guys. Without further delay, I'm going to analyze this song keeping in mind the story behind it, which can be found in this post:

"I never knew, I never knew that everything was falling through, that everyone I knew was waiting on a queue to turn and run when all I needed was the truth but that's how it's got to be. It's coming down to nothing more than apathy. I'd rather run the other way than stay and see the smoke and who's still standing when it clears." 

As far as I'm concerned, this can be interpreted considering the two versions (let's call it that way) of what happened between Isaac Slade and his brother Caleb - which is what the song's about. 

- On the one hand, the person who's "talking" could be Caleb, who was kicked out of the band, who's basically saying that he didn't expect that, he wasn't expecting to be kicked out of the band, and it comes to a point where all he wants to do is run away and escape that situation. Probably all he neede was someone to just tell him things as they were. 

- On the other hand, the person who's talking could be Isaac, who's in a complicated situation since it's not easy to kick your brother out of a band you're in, and he ends up just feeling apathy. Also he needs to escape that stressful situation.

"Everyone knows I'm in, over my head, over my head. With eight seconds left in overtime, she's on your mind, she's on your mind."

What's to be in over your head? It's when you're in a situation that's out of your hands, that is more than what you can control. This is exactly what happened to Isaac in that moment. Also, when the song says "she's on your mind", it refers to the band - the band was in Caleb's mind. 

"Let's rearrange, I wish you were a strange and I could disengage. Just say that we agree and then never change, soften a bit until we all just get along. But that's disregard, you find another friend and you discard. As you lose the arguments in a cable car. Hanging above as the canyon comes between."

The first lines talk about how the argument also went along with the issue that they're brothers. It's not the same if you argue with a friend that you can just follow different pathss than when it's someone you have to coexist with whether you want it or not.  

Then, the line that mentions a cable car clearly refers to Caleb's nickname, which is cable car. Also, the last line probably makes reference to Colorado, the place they're from, since it talks about a canyon, which could be the Grand Canyon. 

"And suddenly I become a part of your past, I'm becomming the part that don't last. I'm losing you and it's effortless. Without a sound, we lose sight of the ground in the throw around. I never thought that you wanted to bring it down. I won't let it go down until we torch it ourselves." 

This part mentions the fact that, after the argument, some distance separated the brothers. Isaac's reaction to this is not giving up and trying to fix the situation between the two of them. 

So, this is it guys! I hope you all liked it ;) It's the first time I try doing this, for this reason, I'd like to know whether you liked it and if you'd like me to do this with other songs! Let me know in the comments below ^-^