I think I've read this book before,
hardbound shiny cover, pretty colors.
But an ending that's sure to disappoint.
It's not what you'd expect when you open the box.
And all the things you'd wished you'd find,
fleeting and taunting, colors drab and ordinary
to the brilliant white of not knowing what's inside.
But how can I bear to behold that dream now?
That my eyes have adjusted to the concrete walls of this box that I've opened?
And I know I'm more than just a little fucked up,
but I'm trying to make my way back home.


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    General Commentthis is probably the most amazing song i think i have ever heard in my life. the singer has the most amazing voice and he proves it in this song
    brtnbabe04on April 07, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is probably the most amazing song i think i have ever heard in my life. the singer has the most amazing voice and he proves it in this song
    brtnbabe04on April 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.It makes me dream...
    gnrmcron July 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow can i bear to behold that dream, now that my eyes have adjusted?

    without a doubt, that is the saddest line of poetry ever written.
    sweatersdotcomon September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know but the title of this song reminds me of the ending of The Catcher In The Rye where Phoebe rides the horse at the carousel. & also the fact thst it's talking about a book & the last 2 lines :
    "And I know I'm more than just a little fucked up,
    but I'm trying to make my way back home."
    It's like Holden is talking.
    I'm probably wrong but that's what I thought since GAD make a lot of referances to books & I want to hear your ideas.
    Btw it's my favorite song of GAD....
    gnrmcron October 09, 2007   Link

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