His liver damaged in the wreck
The windshield shattered
All for an instant fleeting like cars from the street
Cat tops spin across the highway and horses die in backseats
Don't blink now
I know I can't talk man, but I understand
Any way I look at him my love, you've got to come back soon it's not fair
They choke your neck with a seatbelt that meant to help

Break it apart
Misunderstand me
Flash this evening on the sky screen
Drive to Vegas and get yourself hitched
If I live through my imperfections - two glass decades and you're still angry - I don't want to be your friend anymore
We turned a wheel that raised a wall and made this living world turn red
But I'm not scared
I pulled my arms from the fence where I leapt
Violet...

Like rain returning (...Violet...) back to the earth from a cloud
Falling down makes you squint as it hits your glasses lens
I set a trap, caught myself
So I surrender
That's what I did
It wasn't there
No, no, n-n-no, it wasn't there
I looked, I looked
I looked everywhere

The girl I lived for Saturdays she watched this brilliant star grow faint
But it's not there - It's not there
I made this light to give to you
No matter what you do
I've been storing up these words to pour like rain like peace upon your perfect head
Illuminate you, stardrenched lover
I surrender

She wore a charm (She wore a charm)
A necklace that you had tied (She tied it)
Before that night I drowned you in a reservoir

And all the world a twirling top - it will be yours to stop


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Violet song meanings
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    General Comment'And all the world a twirling top - it will be yours to stop'
    i love that line.
    itsmynameforyouon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General Comment'And all the world a twirling top - it will be yours to stop'
    i love that line.
    itsmynameforyouon June 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so damn much. :-) It was such a wonderful surprise to hear Conor when I first listened to this song...
    queerdevilon July 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the contrast between joe and conor's voices.
    donna the dinosauron February 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentprecisely. i'm rather fond of the words, though haven't a clue what to make of them. the song remains, nonetheless, one of my favourites of all time. ever. times two.
    inlieuon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"But I'm not scared
    I pulled my arms from the fence where I leapt"
    Wow, he can hit the high note. I absolutlely LOVE this part of the song! (Just don't try to sing along to it!)
    Capitaon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbeautiful song.
    apollo IVon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJoe and Conor always sound best together. It's the best pair of voices. For some reason my favorite part is "Break it up, misunderstand me." and of course the harmonizing. Is Violet the girl's name?
    LaughAtTheEndingon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJoe and Conor always sound best together. It's the best pair of voices. For some reason my favorite part is "Break it up, misunderstand me." and of course the harmonizing. Is Violet the girl's name?
    LaughAtTheEndingon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about joe's fascination with the color wheel, but most importantly the color "violet"
    nailaon October 10, 2007   Link

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