"10:45 Amsterdam Conversation" as written by Matthew Davies, Kris Roberts and Darran Anthony Smith....
Water broken voice, saturates a microphone
Into a receiver with no tongue
Offering, little to what it knows

Then a silence so heavy, broken hearts fall from throats
When heaven is remembered but never seen
Through hearts shaped like kaleidoscopes

Eternally, the sun has set to mourning
And contoured are the backgrounds
On the canvas to which our lives are painted




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"10: 45 Amsterdam Conversations" as written by Kris Roberts Darran Anthony Smith

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    General Commentall of the songs are just great...thats all i can say...no other way to put it...
    forgottenmemorieson March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this band... i just got into them and they are amazing. The lyrics are so incredibly brilliant. thats all i have to say.
    ForeverInADay416on April 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, I am going to see Funeral For A Friend at Leeds Festival! Yay!!
    _gothqueen_on June 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a break-up over the phone. The first verse describes how the person is left speachless after a phone call "into a reciever with no tongue" describes how is unable to talk. My favourite line "when heaven is remembered but never seen
    through hearts shaped like kaleidoscopes" discusses how you never actually feel like your so happy your in heaven but when you reflect on times you realise that you were, but as all things that are reflected on it's a tainted view hence the seeing it through "kaleidoscopes". The whole thing is repeated twice to show how the feeling won't go away and the person keeps repeating the moment just to take in the reality of the situation. This song is one of the most beautifully written FFAF songs and kicks major ass live!
    saltfairyon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't even get this song and I'm not buying those explanations.
    jodiemooreon July 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a break up, yes, it starts off on the phone but it tells a story after the phone call. it means that someone is trying to speak through tears, making them speechless. but they dont know why the other person doesnt want to continue."offering, little what it knows". then the other person hangs up. there is silence on the other end of the phone. his heart was in his throat through out the conversation because he was nervous and scared about what the other had to say. but then the heart breaks because the phone call said that the relationship was no longer alive.so as he calms down it leaves his throat and settles back. now all he can do is remember what the relationship was like "when heaven is remembered but never seen". but it meant so much to him that the memory is distorted.distorted by his love and anger. distorted like a kalidoscope. it feels as though he is remembering from the heart not from the mind.he is so sad that the sun will never be as bright as it once was.it has set to mourning.the "contoured are the backrounds
    on the canvas to which our lives are painted " means that theyre lives will never be the same. well thats what i think anyway
    nzfatcaton August 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a break up, yes, it starts off on the phone but it tells a story after the phone call. it means that someone is trying to speak through tears, making them speechless. but they dont know why the other person doesnt want to continue."offering, little what it knows". then the other person hangs up. there is silence on the other end of the phone. his heart was in his throat through out the conversation because he was nervous and scared about what the other had to say. but then the heart breaks because the phone call said that the relationship was no longer alive.so as he calms down it leaves his throat and settles back. now all he can do is remember what the relationship was like "when heaven is remembered but never seen". but it meant so much to him that the memory is distorted.distorted by his love and anger. distorted like a kalidoscope. it feels as though he is remembering from the heart not from the mind.he is so sad that the sun will never be as bright as it once was.it has set to mourning.the "contoured are the backrounds
    on the canvas to which our lives are painted " means that theyre lives will never be the same. well thats what i think anyway
    nzfatcaton August 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is my line by line explanation, dispute it if you wish.

    Water broken voice, saturates a microphone: the bad news (maybe the break up) are said, and the water broken voice is the crying talk of both of the people.

    into a reciever with no tongue: incapable of speech

    offering, little what it knows: don't know what to say

    Then a silence so heavy, broken hearts fall from throats: since neither of the people know what to say, there's an heavy silence in the call, and the broken hearts fall from throats, is the realisation of the news that's been said, the ache you get in your throat when you're crying or about to...

    when heaven is remembered but never seen: heaven could be the thing that's the person's now lost, and since it is lost, it can only be remembered and it can never be seen anymore.

    through hearts shaped like kaleidoscopes: (altough this is probably a continuation of the previous line) where a heart get tainted or distorted views of things... maybe?

    Eternaly, the sun has set to mourning: the sun being the joy and now its set and mourns because the person involved has lost that sunshine in their life and is mourning over it.

    and contoured are the backgrounds on the canvas to which our lives are painted: (had to put it together to make sense of it) Maybe saying at how lives are contoured with ups and downs, peaks and valleys if you will, and our lives are a multitude of these peaks and lives.

    Of course, this is only my opinion so disputes are welcome.
    EmoScreamoKidon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentby jodiemoore on 07-23-2005 @ 12:44:58 PM
    I don't even get this song and I'm not buying those explanations.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    bangcockbadboyon January 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about a sad phone call. Yes, it can be a break up, but it could be a warning about someone's death too. It fits.

    Line by line (except for the last two lines)

    Water broken voice, saturates a microphone
    (The person who receives the phone call is crying)
    Into a receiver with no tongue
    (and this same person is speechless because of the tears)
    Offering, little to what it knows
    (and talks too little)

    Then a silence so heavy, broken hearts fall from throats
    (both are brokenhearted)
    When heaven is remembered but never seen
    (Memories of something -the relationship that is over- or someone -who died- that can't be seen again)
    Through hearts shaped like kaleidoscopes
    (memories from the heart like images from a kaleidoscope)

    Eternally, the sun has set to mourning
    (The sun is mourning - someone's death or a brekup)
    And contoured are the backgrounds
    On the canvas to which our lives are painted
    verihon August 11, 2016   Link

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