The Ceiling

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The Ceiling
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Artist Lemon Demon
Released 2005
Written by Neil Cicierega
Appears on Damn Skippy
Sung by Neil Cicierega
Duration 1:44
Tempo 70
Genre Rock
Language English
Links: Needlejuice Remaster
Original MP3
Original FLAC
Remastered YouTube

The Ceiling is the ninth track on Damn Skippy. Neil spoke about the song's meaning in the album's commentary track:

"This song’s about ceilings. When I was young, I always used to like look at the ceilings in my parent’s room and we used to make a game of trying to see stuff in the swirly patterns on the ceiling. We still play it, actually. Well, I play it all alone now, ‘cause nobody likes me."


When did my room get a ceiling?
I’ve never seen it before.
That’s what I get for devoting
All of my time to the floor.

Sit down, you walking disaster.
Look up and ask yourself,
“What can I see in the plaster?”

Step out and look where the stars are,
While falling back in the snow.
Some constellations are charming
From the perspective we know.

I’d like to hop on a space ride,
Exit the universe,
See how it looks from the outside.