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Song Released: 2012


Tiptoe Lyrics

In the morning light, Let my roots take flight
Watch me from above, Like a vicious dove
They don't see me come, who can blame them?
They never seem to catch my eye but I never wondered why
I won't fall asleep, I won't fall asleep

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    anonymous
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    Nov 12th 2013 report

    I think that it is a song about routing for success and making sure no one gets in the way of you making your dreams come true and being successful. By using the word tip toe it could interpret that they don't want anyone to know that they are going for their dreams - a song about not giving up perhaps

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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th 2013 report

    I see it as an individual who's going to be great but is climbing secretly. Tiptoe higher, don't let them know were coming, keep your head down low... At least that's what I saw.

  3. anonymous
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    May 17th 2020 report

    I think the song is about sung from the point of view of the other man in a relationship, and “they” are the faithful partner oblivious to it all. “Watch me from above, like a vicious dove” is to reference how innocent and docile he seems to the faithful partner in spite of his participation in the infidelity. “They never see me come, who can blame them” is because he has all the necessary info to avoid the faithful partner given to him via the cheater. “I won’t fall asleep, I won’t fall asleep” because he can’t lose track of time and risk being caught. “Take some time to, simmer down, keep your head down low” is them taking breaks to keep the partner from growing suspicious. “They won’t see me run, who can blame them, they never look to see me fly, so I never have to lie.” Is another reference to the partner’s oblivious trust in the cheater and the partner. “Nobody else can take me higher” is the obvious admission to his love for the cheater and their relationship, but in no way asking for it change.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 9th 2016 report

    It's about someone who is constantly neglected and insulted but keeps going strong in the long run.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2014 report

    TI's probably about aliens coming to take over Earth.....slowly and carefully...

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  6. anonymous
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    Jun 30th 2014 report

    Didn't anyone feel this could be used for a vampire series or movie? "Watch me fall above like a vicious dove, They don't see me come, who can blame them?"..." "From your slanted view see the morning dew
    Sink into the soil, watch the water boil
    They won't see me run, who can blame them?
    They never look to see me fly, so I never have to lie"... Well, the first time I heard it I thought it was the soundtrack of a vampire movie... Anyway! :P

  7. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2014 report

    Well, there were hawks and doves in all wars, they were just a bit more open during the Vietnam war. My first thought was that it was a song about the Air-Force, or maybe more specifically a stealth bomber.

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  8. anonymous
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    May 23rd 2014 report

    Unfortunately.. there is something going around called spiritual awakened.. It's kinda a religion.. but It's anti religion and basically your made from the earth and stars Andrey bellive what Christians believe.. except they leave out God and Christ they believe in they are their own his.. and God is everyone.. this particular song I believe is about when you what they call wake up.. I get this cause this hole album is basically about this.. is a New Age religion /cult

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  9. anonymous
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    May 1st 2014 report

    It's about batman taking down criminals without the others finding him (they don't see me come who can blame them)

  10. anonymous
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    May 14th 2013 report

    That actually sounds like a good explanation, now that you bring it to my attention. . .

  11. anonymous
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    May 1st 2013 report

    I was wondering if anybody else agreed with me. I think this song is related to the Vietnam War. The part about a vicious dove? During the war there were hawks and doves. Hawks were for the war and doves were against it, but started rioting after the tet offensive. The tet was an invasion on a holiday by the vietnamese. that would explain why some parts say " dont let them see we're coming". And also some parts talk about flying. During the vietnam war there were many helicopters in use which would explain that. Does anyone agree? Or do i sound crazy?


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