"Long Lost Twin" as written by and Eef Barzelay....
The dark red shadows deep beneath your skin
Tonight I feel like Elvis longing
For his long lost twin

Like a pigeon choking on a diamond ring
Tonight I feel like Elvis longing
For his long lost twin

The highway is a ribbon
It makes a gift of everything
Tonight I feel like Elvis
Longing for his long lost twin

The sea of taillights that we all must swim
Tonight I feel like Elvis
Longing for his long lost twin

Clean up the mess that Eve and Adam got us in
'cause tonight I feel like Elvis
Longing for his long lost twin

Open the gates of heaven and let me in
Tonight I feel like Elvis
Longing for his long lost twin

Sometimes I wish I was never born
Sometimes I wish I was never born


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"Long Lost Twin" as written by Eef Barzelay

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    General CommentThis is a song about celebrity. and how success can still leaving you with longing for something. The singer is choking on his success ("Diamond ring"), and longs for mystery and the fantastic.

    Eef is aware of how silly this is. We all want fame and fortune, and most of us will never get it. He has it, and here he is, complaining about it. The idea of a "long lost twin" is cliche and often associated with melodramatic soap operas. This suggests that we aren't to take his moping too seriously, or at least he is aware enough of it to get by.

    He describes the world as one big gift, with great things hiding in it. It is the hope for those gifts and those great things that keep us going. When you are struggling, you constantly discover those gifts. And when you succeed, you lose track of it.

    The last few seconds of the song tell alot. The music changes from an old-fashioned, country-like sound to a modern pop-rock sound and he sings "Sometimes I wish I was never born." The bottom line is, he is depressed and the cause of his depression is the fact that he doesn't like himself.
    Papaon September 03, 2002   Link

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