Air Said To Me
Trey Anastasio Lyrics


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Currents on an endless sea
What I wanna carry me
Up above this silent scene
What's unseen I will rise and see

Severed and free
Believe what you wanna believe
Step into the

Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be
Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be

Lights out on the final scene
Turning in the summer breeze
While crooked fingers point at me
In lifts and dives, I will rise and leave

Severed and free
Leave what you wanna leave
Escape into the

Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be
Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be

Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be
Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be

Sweet sparks
Open and surrounding
Blue waves
Open and surrounding

Blue waves
Open and surrounding
Sweet sparks
Open and surrounding
Blue waves
Turn and taste the

Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be
Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be

Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be




Air said to me
Turn out to be what you'd never be

Overall Meaning

The song "Air Said To Me" by Trey Anastasio paints a picture of a person seeking liberation and enlightenment. The first verse talks about currents on an endless sea, indicating the vastness of life and its possibilities, and the desire to be carried by them. The singer wants to rise above the silent scene, to see what is unseen, to explore the unknown. The line "Severed and free, believe what you wanna believe" hints at the idea of cutting off attachments or beliefs that hold one back from reaching their potential. The singer steps into the unknown, guided by the air or their intuition, to become what they have never been.


In the second verse, the imagery shifts to lights out on the final scene, possibly referring to the end of life. The singer is turning in the summer breeze, experiencing freedom and movement, while crooked fingers point at them. The line "In lifts and dives, I will rise and leave" shows the resilience and adventurous nature of the singer, who is not afraid to take risks and leave behind the negative influences. The chorus repeats the idea of becoming what one never thought was possible, guided by the air or intuition.


The bridge brings in new imagery of sweet sparks and blue waves that are open and surrounding, possibly indicating a transcendental experience. The waves turn and taste the air, bringing in the sensory experiences of taste and touch. The chorus continues to emphasize the idea of breaking free from limitations and becoming a new person.


Overall, the song carries themes of seeking freedom, following intuition, and breaking free from limitations to become one's highest potential.


Line by Line Meaning

Currents on an endless sea
I want to be carried away by the unstoppable force of the sea


What I wanna carry me
I want to be uplifted by something that I desire


Up above this silent scene
I want to rise above the quiet and stillness that surrounds me


What's unseen I will rise and see
I will find a way to discover what is hidden and unknown


Severed and free
I am detached from my past and have the freedom to be whoever I want to be


Believe what you wanna believe
It is up to each individual to determine their own beliefs


Step into the
Take a leap of faith and go forward into the unknown


Air said to me
The wind spoke to me


Turn out to be what you'd never be
Become someone unexpected and different from what you were before


Lights out on the final scene
The show is over and everything fades to black


Turning in the summer breeze
Moving and changing with the winds of change


While crooked fingers point at me
Even when people judge or criticize me, I will still continue to move forward


In lifts and dives, I will rise and leave
Through ups and downs, I will still lift myself up and move on


Leave what you wanna leave
Let go of what you need to in order to move forward


Escape into the
Find solace and freedom in something outside of yourself


Sweet sparks
Small touches of inspiration and motivation


Open and surrounding
All around and always available


Blue waves
The ocean and the endless possibilities it holds


Turn and taste the
Experience all that life has to offer




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: Brendan O'Brien, Ernest Anastasio

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