Giants In The Sky
Cole Thompson Lyrics


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There are giants in the sky
There are big, tall, terrible giants in the sky

When you're way up high and you look below
At the world you've left and the things you know
Little more than a glance is enough to show
You just how small you are
When you're way up high and you're on your own
In a world like none that you've ever known
Where the sky is lead and the earth is stone

You're free to do whatever pleases you
Exploring things you'd never dare
'Cause you don't care
When suddenly there's

A big, tall, terrible giant at the door
A big, tall, terrible lady giant sweeping the floor
And she gives you food and she gives you rest
And she draws you close to her giant breast

And you know things now that you never knew before
Not 'til the sky

Only just when you've made a friend and all
And you know she's big but you don't feel small
Someone bigger than her comes along the hall
To swallow you for lunch

And your heart is lead and your stomach stone
And you're really scared being all alone
And it's then that you long for the things you've known
And the world you've left and the little you own

The fun is done
You steal what you can and run
And you scramble down and you look below
And the world you know begins to grow

The roof, the house, and your mother at the door
The roof, the house, and the world you'd never thought to explore
And you think of all of the things you've seen
And you wish that you could live in between
And you're back again
Only different than before
After the sky





There are giants in the sky
There are big, tall, terrible, awesome, scary, wonderful giants in the sky

Overall Meaning

The song "Giants In The Sky" by Cole Thompson tells the story of a journey of self-discovery. The singer starts by describing the feeling of being high up in the sky, where everything below seems small and insignificant. This is a metaphor for the idea that sometimes we need to step back from our lives in order to gain a sense of perspective.


As the singer explores this new world, they encounter a giant who seems terrifying at first but turns out to be kind and nurturing. This encounter teaches the singer that things are not always as they seem, and that sometimes the things we fear most can offer us the most comfort. However, this sense of safety is short-lived as the singer encounters an even bigger giant who threatens to consume them.


This new experience is overwhelming and the singer longs for the familiar comforts of home. However, in the end, the singer comes away from the experience changed – with a new sense of perspective and a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them.


Overall, "Giants In The Sky" is a powerful and relatable story about finding one's place in the world and coming to terms with the unknown. The song encourages listeners to embrace new experiences and the challenges that come with them, as those experiences can help us grow and change in profound ways.


Line by Line Meaning

There are giants in the sky
The world above is inhabited by massive and awe-inspiring creatures


When you're way up high and you look below
Looking down from a great height reveals the magnitude of your smallness


At the world you've left and the things you know
From above, familiar things seem distant and disconnected


Little more than a glance is enough to show
A brief glimpse is all you need to see how insignificant you are


You just how small you are
Compared to the vastness of the world, you are infinitesimal


When you're way up high and you're on your own
In isolation, the great unknown can be both thrilling and terrifying


In a world like none that you've ever known
The world above is a foreign and strange place


Where the sky is lead and the earth is stone
The natural order is inverted and nothing is as it should be


You're free to do whatever pleases you
Without constraints, you can indulge in reckless abandon


Exploring things you'd never dare
You have the opportunity to experience things you never thought were possible


'Cause you don't care
You are unconcerned with the risks and consequences of your actions


When suddenly there's
Out of nowhere, something unexpected occurs


A big, tall, terrible giant at the door
A menacing creature arrives and blocks your path


A big, tall, terrible lady giant sweeping the floor
A gigantic, imposing female figure enters the scene


And she gives you food and she gives you rest
Despite her threatening appearance, the giant offers you hospitality


And she draws you close to her giant breast
In an act of maternal comfort, the giant embraces you


And you know things now that you never knew before
Through your experience, you gain knowledge and insight


Not 'til the sky
Only when you see the world from above


Only just when you've made a friend and all
As soon as you think you have found a trusted ally


And you know she's big but you don't feel small
Despite the giant's size, you feel accepted and valued


Someone bigger than her comes along the hall
An even larger and more fearsome creature arrives


To swallow you for lunch
The new giant sees you as nothing more than a tasty snack


And your heart is lead and your stomach stone
You are filled with dread and despair


And you're really scared being all alone
In your isolation, you feel vulnerable and helpless


And it's then that you long for the things you've known
In times of trouble, you yearn for the familiar comforts of home


And the world you've left and the little you own
You pine for the simple things that bring you joy


The fun is done
The excitement and adventure have come to an end


You steal what you can and run
You take what you need and flee in fear


And you scramble down and you look below
You rush to escape and gaze down at the world beneath you


And the world you know begins to grow
You sense the familiar world below expanding around you


The roof, the house, and your mother at the door
You return to the safety and warmth of your home


The roof, the house, and the world you'd never thought to explore
You realize that adventure exists even in the world you know


And you think of all of the things you've seen
Your mind is filled with memories of the wonders you encountered


And you wish that you could live in between
You long for a life that combines familiarity and adventure


And you're back again
You return to your old life, but with a new perspective


Only different than before
You have changed and grown through your experiences


After the sky
Following your journey above the clouds


There are giants in the sky
Despite the fear and uncertainty, there are still amazing wonders to discover above us




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Stephen Sondheim

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