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The Fray: Over My Head (Cable Car) Meaning

Song Released: 2006


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Over My Head (Cable Car) Lyrics

I never knew
I never knew that everything was falling through.
That everyone I knew was waiting on a cue
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...

  1. anonymous
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    Dec 1st 2006 report

    From reading and listening to the lyrics to the song, I believe that it's about an intervention.

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  2. anonymous
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    Nov 29th 2006 report

    Over my head was filmed at Micah's school East Denver high in Denver Colorado and does anyone know how old Micah is.

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  3. anonymous
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    Nov 18th 2006 report

    So Issac and Micah got into a car wreck; Issac called Caleb "Cable Car" Slade and told him that they shouldn't fight anymore.

    But what is the bit about "She's on your mind"? Caleb started thinking about a girl when he was the bassist? And Issac said, "She's too much on your mind"? Or what?

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2006 report

    This song is about the lead singer his brother and the band. His brother wasn't a good musition and every one knew it except him. He tells it from his brother point of view. (when all I needed was the trueth)
    fact:
    the lead singers nick name was cable car

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  5. anonymous
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    Aug 18th 2006 report

    It's a sad love story...One in which a you should have never been involved. Your friends turned their heads never to to give advice on the situation. But in reality friends sometimes don't say anything because they know that you are not going to listen "but that is how it's gotta be". You learn a lesson and after its over you realize who is there to pick you up even though it may not be who you think it would be. You don't want to stick around to see who is there because its to painful to admit to your mistakes. Regardless your still over your head and she is still on your mind.

    You want to make it painless wishing you could cut this part of your life out "disengage". Then you think, oh if only I had I was more compromising, but its irrelevant because your happiness is at stake and you can't sacrifice your happiness. Then a new friend is added to the equation and it hurts like crazy but yet you know its what has to be. So eventually you become farther apart and as time goes on it gets easier to deal with but you will always remember the pain.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 5th 2006 report

    This song is also about how fragile life is, because isaac and his younger brother micah got in a car accident, when isaac realized that life can be short and he shouldn't spend the rest of his in a fight with caleb. He called caleb that night to let them know and they both had a good cry. The end.

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  7. anonymous
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    Jul 19th 2006 report

    The song is about a guy in love who is having trouble handling the emmencity of love and the work it takes. Love is more of a challenge than he thinks he is up to and he hides behind a sense of apathy that is much easier and safer than leaving his heart open and exposed to love. Everyone around him can see that he is in love and that it has the capacity to destroy him, they are just waiting for it. He's letting her slip away and he is relieved and hurt at the same time, because without her he is safe, but he is emotionless. He can't take the way she's always on his mind, the way thoughts of her control his life. So he lets her slip away...

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2006 report

    I think it's about a girl. I don't think things are working out for them but he's having a hard time letting go. He wants to let go but at the same time wish he can fix everything again. So he faces apathy and just sits there doing nothing, confused. All the while, she's still on his mind. He faces a emotionless, mild battle within himself. It's painful but yet he's trying to escape. Much contradiction but very sad. He's standing in the middle of it all. The world is revolving around him as he stands there.

    Disregard their relationship but he can't. She finds a new friend and forgets about him. She's gone but he's still here. He should've just let go and agreed to it. He wish he should've just left it while things were good with her. But now it's a mess and she's still on his mind. Tears won't do much now...

    -sam

  9. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2006 report

    Isaac Slade said it was about his brother - they were having a huge fight and it was either agree to disagree or never speak again...they chose the former.

  10. bobojaj
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    Jun 6th 2006 report

    I interpret this partically from how this song has played a role in my life: It feels like this song talks about how the writer is totally and entirely in a situation he isn't sure how to deal with. He doesn't want to disregard it and leave it alone, but he doesn't want to confront it head on. He and "Everyone knows I'm in over my head", and in the process he's losing the one he's fighting with himself over.

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