Kimya Dawson - I Like Giants Lyrics




When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road, turn out the lights, get out, and look up at the sky
And I do this to remind me that I'm really really tiny
In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me
But it's only really scary 'cause it makes me feel serene
In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
So grounded and so humbled and so one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

Rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye

When I saw genevieve I really liked it when she said
What she said about the giant and the lemmings on the cliff
She said "i like giants- especially girl giants. 'cause all girls feel
Too big sometimes, regardless of their size"

When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
And I'm smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole
So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything

So I talked to genevieve and almost cried when she said
That the giant on the cliff wished that she was dead
And the lemmings on the cliff wished that they were dead
So the giant told the lemmings why they ought to live instead
And when she thought up all those reasons that they ought to live instead
It made her reconsider all the sad thoughts in her head
So thank you genevieve, 'cause you take what is in your head
And you make things that are so beautiful and share them with your friends

We all become important when we realize our goal
Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
And yeah, rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone
Say you are huge look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
And say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
And I don't wanna make her cry

'cause I like giants.





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Kimya Dawson I Like Giants Comments
  1. Internally screaming

    Dammit kimya ,stop making me cry!

  2. Ant Eye folkzz 77

    OK ....
    Yes. You've got us all on that one. Lemmings DO suicide by natural impulse... But PLEASE ....Let's pretend they don't . OK? (.... please? I'll be your friend . I'll be , like , your BEST friend...) It's just l BELIEVE .. that the got the message in the end and decided to live.. Which is ,like , really cool ... ISN'T IT ???

  3. Sneaky Bunny

    My daughter played this for me tonight and it was so beautiful it made me cry with joy. ❤

  4. SKELETOR

    I listen to this whenever I’m sad and then I feel better

  5. Ant Eye folkzz 77

    Hey Kimya... I am just a speck of dust inside antzz eye..... And you are so cool...

  6. Ant Eye folkzz 77

    🐜 Ant Eye, folkzz . He really liked Giants, but had a Bee pee disorder. His name is Dan and his best friend is The Moth.😗

  7. Peter Bartelt

    If you understand this song, then you're half way there, you've got the question. If you think you're done learning from it then, keep listening, you don't have the answer yet. Life is a series of problems with no discernible fix. The beauty in life, is to patch things up as well as you possibly can.

  8. Bears and Beats

    Hi guys, been a kimya Dawson fan forever but I remembered this song existed today so it might be the greatest day ever and also I’ve decided:
    If you don’t like this song you aren’t to be trusted.

  9. Sapo Inti

    I miss the 2000s

  10. Weirdo eve

    The 100 dislikes are the people that feel too big sometimes

    Sapo Inti

    Woow someone else still came back 2 this video

  11. renegadeRobot

    Honestly, this is one of my favorite songs and I’m proud to say that.

  12. Tranquil hearts

    Does anyone know the chords to this

  13. Rawr X3

    Wow
    It's been a decade

  14. Nightlife 9

    I'm male so I feel unwelcome to really enjoy and love this song. I still do and I love the message.


    listened 4 times today

    Sarcastic Undead

    if you feel unwelcome youre missing the point, hun. The giant loves us all

    Nightlife 9

    @Sarcastic Undead that's beautiful, thankyou

    Ava deerstar

    Please don’t feel unwelcome. Everyone can love the song and we all appreciate you

    Nightlife 9

    @Ava deerstar you're all too wholesome thankyou

  15. Masamunio

    fuck this shit

  16. Tye Roberts

    We all become important when we realize our goal
    Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole

    ~~~

    I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything


    I lack the words and creativity to express how powerfully this resonated with me. In tears, first listen. Amazing stuff.

  17. Kaleidoscopic Mind

    I love this song but always makes me cry.

  18. Lily Rowlison

    When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
    Of the road, turn out the lights, get out and look up at the sky
    And I do this to remind me that I'm really, really tiny
    In the grand scheme of things and sometimes this terrifies me
    But it's only really scary cause it makes me feel serene
    In a way I never thought I'd be because I've never been
    So grounded, and so humbled, and so one with everything
    I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
    Rock and roll is fun but if you ever hear someone
    Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
    Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
    Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
    I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
    When I saw Geneviève I really liked it when she said
    What she said about the giant and the lemmings on the cliff
    She said 'I like giants
    Especially girl giants
    Cause all girls feel too big sometimes
    Regardless of their size'
    When I go for a drive I like to pull off to the side
    Of the road and run and jump into the ocean in my clothes
    *I'm smaller than a poppyseed inside a great big bowl
    And the ocean is a giant that can swallow me whole
    So I swim for all salvation and I swim to save my soul
    But my soul is just a whisper trapped inside a tornado
    So I flip to my back and I float and I sing
    I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
    I am grounded, I am humbled, I am one with everything
    So I talked to Geneviève and almost cried when she said
    That the giant on the cliff wished that she was dead
    And the lemmings on the cliff wished that they were dead
    So the giant told the lemmings why they ought to live instead
    When she thought up all those reasons that they ought to live instead
    It made her reconsider all the sad thoughts in her head
    So thank you Geneviève, cause you take what is in your head
    And you make things that are so beautiful and share them with your friends
    We all become important when we realize our goal
    Should be to figure out our role within the context of the whole
    And yeah, rock and roll is fun, but if you ever hear someone
    Say you are huge, look at the moon, look at the stars, look at the sun
    Look at the ocean and the desert and the mountains and the sky
    Say I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
    I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
    I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye
    And I don't wanna make her cry
    Cause I like giants

  19. anya !

    My friend sent this to me and said. "This reminded me of you." And it made me so happy words can not describe how sweet i find it when people think of me.

  20. Irma Doll

    Girl Giants*

  21. R Cooper

    ♡ I am grounded, I am humble, I am one with everything.

  22. x!SaecredChaotix!x

    Being a trans*woman is helpful for so many feels. Thank you Kimya Dawson <3 so lovely

    Bears and Beats

    x!SaecredChaotix!x this comment made me so happy.

    ꧁༺zcaii kitten༻꧂

    x!SaecredChaotix!x
    your an amazing person
    this made my day

  23. Jewel R

    I had a panic attack at school yesterday and this song helped to ground me and make me think about how I'm not the center of everything. I cant thank Kimya enough for making this treasure of a song. 💙

    Alexander Vasquez

    same ._.

    Ant Eye folkzz 77

    Your a clever Jewel.... A special one of a kind one . Please never forget that.

  24. Jewel R

    This song really helps with my anxiety because I get myself into the mindset of "my life's a mess" "I'm going to ruin everything" and sometimes "everyone's looking at me" and just hearing this song makes me think about how tiny and insignificant I am, and if I die, everyone's life will go on. That gives me comfort like I can't explain.

  25. Jewel R

    Was feeling stressed about a test, so I listened to this song to help remind me that I'm not the center of everything. Thank you, Kimya.

  26. Cade Giordano

    rest in power Genevieve

  27. Hamstrings

    v o r e

  28. E Alfaro

    I want kimya to aide in my assisted suicide..she would be gentle

  29. Yuki too lit

    steven universe is cool

    Zipop Hip-hop

    Was this played in an episode of Steven universe?

  30. Foxy

    Made in the year I was born

    Oo Ooo

    Foxy'sHenchman 19 ur fucking 9?!

  31. FeatheryMendicant

    My friend wouldn't shut up with "Are you grounded, are you humble, are you one with everything?", I swear to god she would interupt

  32. Angella Knight

    fuck i love this song so much. thank you, kimya.

  33. themanwithnoplan

    I just cried to this . I love her

  34. Tori Treviño

    She reminds me of like, Laurie Bertner but for grown ups or something. I love it.

  35. Joshuaa Otakuu

    Cute :)

  36. shoosh

    love it

  37. Kc French

    girl giants 💗

  38. Jesse

    rest in peace, Genevieve ❤️

    Jess Portz

    Who is Genevieve? Ive been curious for years.

    Юзу UwU

    @Jess Portz Kimya's friend, she was mentioned in this song. She died in 2016 (or so).

  39. A cigarette

    Yay its been a while since i listened to Kimya. 💚 I saw her live a few months ago. I hugged her :)

  40. April Callahan

    "My heart is broken. Geneviève, I will love and appreciate you forever." -Kimya Dawson (on 7-10-16) The great woman this song was written about has passed from cancer.

    georgie lissington

    April Callahan, 😢

    CheyenneJacola

    I read your comment and started crying. I love this song and it helped me when I was younger get through some dark times and the lines about Genevieve's tale of the lemmings and giant always stuck with me. Rest in peace beautiful soul . :'(

    Harold Jenkins

    That's unfortunate but I'm happy she is no longer suffering.

    fishgerms

    If you would like to know more about Genevieve, Phil Elverum wrote a few albums about her life and death. She was his wife.

  41. Jesse Vernon

    https://twitter.com/mrskimyadawson/status/738252290818068480

  42. John Pollock

    Kimya Dawson
    ‏@mrskimyadawson




    13h Geneviève, who inspired I Like Giants, has stage 4 cancer & a baby. Her art saved me. PLEASE help her. https://www.gofundme.com/elverum?pc=14_tw_3&rcid=d5e246e6288711e6a34dbc764e065bc4 …

  43. Pocus

    i like giants. especially girl giants. im gay for girl giants.

    Ant Eye folkzz 77

    You as and both . Except 4 the gay aspect. But definitely the " I am grounded I am humble I am one with everything.." aspect.

    Ant Eye folkzz 77

    Hocus-pocus???

  44. Kelley Kids

    GIANT WOMAN!!!!!

    VaXa JoYcE!

    Kelley Kids *pulls you out* ALL I WANNA DO IS SEE YOU TURN INTO A GIANT WOMANNN

    mama0reo

    Kelley Kids stevEN UnIverSe

    That one dude with the gay face

    That's all I wanna see XD

    That one dude with the gay face

    Honestly tho I just read these replies and I'm happy for this new -fusion- marriage you just somehow made. I'ma die in a hole now bye!

    Eye Am Patch Animations

    Mt. Lady?? Is that you??





    -oh no i’ve added a reference onto another reference-

  45. cartoonbeeb

    this sounds like something rebecca sugar would sing

    Kelley Kids

    I know right! I thought I was the only one.

  46. NULL

    Look at the sun? Okay!
    **goes blind**
    fUUUUUU-

    BriqMaster

    CrystalisedNightcore 🤣

  47. Former Things

    <3 Girls are giants! Tell your girls!

  48. Kathryn Davis

    Shared with 2 of my fb pages -- Domestic Violence Voices & Lymphedema In The News.  Thanks!

  49. ProperMan

    Disney staged it all you fool

  50. Katie Formacion

    Oi if this were slower and piano instead of guitar it would be 100% feels

    Ava deerstar

    It would have ruined the song.

  51. Ruby Dunn

    "I like giants
    Especially girl giants
    'Cos all girls feel too big sometimes
    Regardless of their size..."

    Mama Fem

    Beautiful.

    Christopher Langley Classical Guitar

    I am grounded
    I am humble
    I am one with everything

    Christopher Langley Classical Guitar

    I am just a speck of dust inside a giant's eye.

    Ant Eye folkzz 77

    Your a gem ..... Ruby..

  52. Grayson Richter

    This is the best thing ive heard in a long time

  53. Misty M.

    http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=50957 I know this video is from 2008, but lemmings do not jump off of cliffs (I am not sure what you mean by they have "an impulse" to, unless you're familiar with the workings of a lemming's brain). That was a myth started by a Disney documentary.
    This song truly is wonderful and speaks to me on a personal level. Thank you for sharing.

    Stupid interviews with really random people

    Misty M. It's also a song and a work of fiction.

  54. Jasmine Keely

    In love with this song

  55. reachforthesky.ler

    I love this song, my friend showed it to me yesterday, and we r using the tune for song about he colony of Rhode Island

  56. Micheal Morris

    where the lyrics?

    Atis Min

    they are in the description.

    Micheal Morris

    Lol blonde moment

    Dr Thunder

    @Michael Morris considering how you are a guy, it's blond :)

    Micheal Morris

    @lexi shadowland lol. May you have a magnificent week ahead :)

  57. Kristin Pedemonti

    fun and GREAT lyrics. "figure our or role in the context of the whole!" Brilliant!

  58. Devin Wood

    i am just a speck of dust inside a giants eye :)

  59. alejandro the cry baby

    I'm 13 and this song was my favorite when I was 8 it's been my favorite ever then

    Shiro Shototsu

    @Happy Loner I think Astrid was making a joke as well...

    Yekaterina Petrovna Zamolodchikova

    @Shiro Shototsu oh... kk.

    Richard Morales

    +Shiro Shototsu clod is from Steven universe I think. he was just using paradots insult on you. I thought it was funny haha

    Prud

    @Richard Morales You nailed it, dude.

    Rainbow Opal

    this guy is 18 now. you still alive?

  60. alejandro the cry baby

    I love gaints!!!

  61. Kvothe Lawliet

    One of my all time favourite songs (:

  62. 7SonsofFeanor

    Heard this song for the first time last week - love it!  What a great song :)  Looking at the stars and swimming in the ocean are experiences that are difficult to convey, and this song captures them so well.  

  63. misty hart

    oh my godddd! I love this song. new fave!

  64. Rebekah Morgan

    I like giants, especially girl giants :)

  65. Diana Sussman Tockstein

    This song is very important to me. It's probably my all time favorite song. It's message is beautiful and simple: In the grand scheme of things, you are tiny. No matter what. Just stay grounded, humble, and one with everything. How beautiful is that?

    Chase

    @Diana S It's a double endentre. It's also about womens' body issues.

    Masamunio

    this shit is trash

    Alexander Vasquez

    @Masamunio BRUH Y DID U WATCH IT M8

    Masamunio

    Alexander Vasquez cuz it’s ass

  66. transformersloverjon

    Saying that you are humble clearly proves that you aren't...

    Pearl Alex

    She was 'humbled'

    transformersloverjon

    @Pearl Alex Close enough; it still works.

    Josiah Smith

    transformersloverjon comprehension fail

  67. 837450987

    How is it that I made note of Kimya Dawson's awesomeness the first time I listened to Skelethon- almost from the very moment she started singing that creepy nursery-rhyme at the beginning of Crows- and yet could not be arsed to so much as Google her and check out her own work?

  68. ashley

    This is so cute

    ashley

    hey, me

    Nightlife 9

    honestly I just was looking through the comments and this is the most wholesome thing I've seen all day

    ashley

    Nightlife 9 i seem to always stumble across my old ass comments when i get nostalgia and track down super old vids that used to make me happy. hehe.

    Nightlife 9

    I honestly relate cause there's honestly nothing better than nostalgic music, like meeting an old friend.

  69. yolo22

    this song makes me happy

  70. Nicholas Blommel

    I think she's actually just a good person. I don't like the idea that she's an angle. I want to believe she's a normal person who became so great, showing that we can all become so great. I want to think we don't have to be an angle to do such good.

  71. Sockadactyl

    I know this was posted years ago, but I have to make sure you don't still think this. Lemmings do not jump off cliffs due to natural impulse. Sometimes during migration it happens by mistake, but it isn't done for the purpose of jumping off the cliff. In the famous Disney documentary they were thrown off the cliff, it's not a natural instinct to do so. Source: Wildlife ecology major in college. Also: Look up lemmings on Wiki then go to "Misconceptions".

  72. allicatstrike

    I'm watching An Evening of Awesome. I had never heard Kimya sing before. I had to stop An Evening of Awesome to come and look for this song because I needed to hear it again (and again and again).

  73. pocy2

    Mr Cameron brought me here! God bless. Thumbs up if you are a Cameron fan

  74. joeylantis22

    You're a douche bag.

  75. XoXMCRMELODYXoX

    Hey man chill out. No need to ruin a good comment. :(

  76. Dog Years

    anti-folk

  77. Lolliepop RS

    I BROUGHT MYSELF HERE! Why does everyone feel the need to announce who brought them here, sheesh

  78. jaydaa moniquee

    Kimya is my idol honestly.

  79. Ellie Larson

    Vihart brought me here.

  80. Luis

    i am one with everything

  81. Niharika Dhungel

    Everything is perfect about this song.

  82. Sam Cat

    This is so cute.

  83. motherroach1

    Bryarly bought me here.

  84. Nostarielable

    That's the French way of pronouncing it

  85. iLoveVampires962

    Indeed it is

  86. Cara McFetridge

    i love genevieve

  87. Asax0

    Lemmings do not jump of cliffs, unless they're from 'Lemmings' the computer game.

  88. hallucynation

    I was not expecting for this to make me cry. I think I really needed this. Kimya is fabulous and makes such wonderful, beautiful things

  89. HelloShyra

    what genre is this?

  90. Olli White

    Kimya Dawson is an angel sent from heaven to combat self-hatred and make the world beautiful.

  91. Ellis Sims

    I forgot how much I loved this song until Bryarly covered it.

  92. Shramama

    Isn't this song in Juno?

    m ruth

    Luca Shiraiame not this one in particular, but there are quite a few songs by kimya in that movie

  93. Katy McKeever

    In the description she says it is true and if you want to argue, do so in the comments

  94. Ana Drago

    No, they don't it's just a myth invented by Disney. In their "documentary" they actually pushed the lemings off the cliffs /watch?v=F9-iSl_eg5U

  95. Ana Drago

    Lemmings don't actually do that. In the Walt disney "docummentary" they actually pushed the lemmings of the cliffs.

  96. Aboli

    Thank you Bry :) <3
    Amazing song! I love the lyrics :)

  97. sadiablud

    Bryarly sent me here :)

  98. Amy Schumacher

    Not purposefully. However, during mating season, males go a bit hooplah and don't give no shits about whether they're running on ground or air (until they fall, presumably).

  99. Fawksthephoenix1

    I hadn't heard of this before Bryarly sang it, but now I'm happy she brought me to this song!

  100. Masón

    Myth. They don't, but did in a movie, which created the myth that lemmings do jump off cliffs (they don't).