Indica - In Passing

English

In Passing

Little sister,
Playing hide and seek
Even though mama told you I'm really gone
If you miss me
Sneak a peek at my diary
Or read the peek-a-boo sky that lights the night
I’ll say this once:
 
Light up the night,
Stardust!
When it hurts inside
Read all the signs
Follow
It's okay to feel down
And just remember
That nothing's made to last
I know you're sad
That too will pass, that too will pass
In passing
 
Little sister
Ignore local news
Papers come from trees we'll never climb
What a joke!
They made me look so sad
That bad bad lake's okay; it washed my hair
And the waves said:
 
Light up the night,
Stardust!
When it hurts inside
Read all the signs
Follow
It's okay to feel down
And just remember
That nothing's made to last
I know you're sad
That too will pass, that too will pass
That too will pass, that too will pass
That too will pass
In passing
 
In passing
Light up the night,
Stardust!
When it hurts inside
Read all the signs
Follow
It's okay to feel down
And just remember
That nothing's made to last
I know you're sad
That too will pass, that too will pass
In passing
 
Light up the night,
Stardust!
When it hurts inside
Read all the signs
Follow
It's okay to feel down
And just remember
That nothing's made to last
I know you're sad
That too will pass, that too will pass
That too will pass, that too will pass
That too will pass
 
You'll recall all that
Till one day
You too will pass
 
Submitted by Saylinne on Sun, 02/10/2011 - 18:23
Last edited by Fary on Mon, 29/08/2016 - 19:44
Thanks!

 

Comments
phantasmagoria    Fri, 26/01/2018 - 02:02

For the longest time I thought this song was just a poor attempt in covering it again in English (the original being "Valoissa" in Finnish), but now I'm sure it has a meaning behind it. I feel like it's about a dead girl telling her younger sister that she's still with her even though she was either murdered or committed suicide:

Quote:

Even though mama told you I'm really gone
If you miss me
Sneak a peek at my diary

- Her mother confirming that she's dead to her sister, that she might have left something behind in her diary that might explain what happened to her and why.

Quote:

Ignore local news
Papers come from trees we'll never climb
What a joke!
They made me look so sad

- There's news coverage of the incident and she's poking fun at them for making her look like a tragedy.

Quote:

That bad bad lake's okay; it washed my hair
And the waves said:

- Leads me to believe she drowned in a lake and is looking at it positively (despite the very dark circumstances for being in said lake in the first place).

Quote:

When it hurts inside
Read all the signs
Follow
It's okay to feel down
And just remember
That nothing's made to last
I know you're sad
That too will pass, that too will pass

- Reassuring her that it's okay to feel the way she's feeling (as if by showing her through her own experiences) and telling her in the end nothing is forever, everything is meant to "pass". Then goes on to tell her what to do to when "it hurts [too much] inside".

I don't know, I think I might be looking too deeply into something that might not really mean that, just wanted to point it out because it's been bothering me.