You win a prize for that, for telling lies like that so
well that I believed it.
I never felt cheated.
You were the chosen one, the pure eyes of Noah's
dove.
Choir boys and angels stole your lips and your halo.

In your reckless mind, you act as if you've got more
lives.
In your reckless eyes, you only have time and your
love of danger--to it your no stranger.

In that August breeze of those forgotten trees, your
time was set for leaving, come a colder season.
In your reckless eyes, it's never too late for a
chance to seize some final breath of freedom.
Very, so very wise.
Don't reveal it.
I'm tired, tired of knowing where it is you're going.

In your reckless mind, you act as if you've got more
lives.
In your reckless eyes, you only have time and your
love of danger--to it you're no stranger.
In your reckless mind, you act as if you've got more
lives.
In your reckless eyes, it's never too late for a
chance to seize some final breath of freedom


Lyrics submitted by killjoy966, edited by richardbajor

Noah's Dove song meanings
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  • +2
    My InterpretationShe saw him as perfect yet she was in self denial over his cheating. She got tired of it.
    He just saw opportunities that he took no matter how it might hurt her with his coming and going.
    NoSacredCowon September 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of their best songs, simply beautiful. MTV Unplugged verion is very good as well as Our Time In Eden's version. 10,000 Maniacs also released a great version on Campfire Songs in 2004. The song itself is about a reckless individual who comes and goes with time who has caused pain for a loved one.
    magoosh008on November 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful piano at the beginning--it sets the tone for the whole song. Rare is it that I hear so few notes impart such emotion.
    ricksacuraon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful piano at the beginning--it sets the tone for the whole song. Rare is it that I hear so few notes impart such emotion.
    ricksacuraon September 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree about the piano. It's so deft and reserved, yet conveys an emotion I cannot articulate.
    ricksacuraon July 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction"Choir boys and angles"
    should be:
    "Choir boys and angels"
    JohnEightThirtyTwoon July 26, 2011   Link

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