"The Tops Of Trees Are On Fire" as written by and Scott Windsor....
The tops of trees are on fire
And tonight these torches give us light
That we might have some direction in our lives.
But I can't see much of anything right now.
No I can't see.
I watched you come home from the mountains.
We all just thought it was a bad dream,
But in reality we knew the honest to god truth.
Now all we ask is a little sympathy from the clouds.
Now isn't it fate we're chasing after?
Or is she chasing after us?
Or has she come to kiss us our death depart?
We finally have a full understanding,
But I wish it wasn't on these terms.
Friend to friend.
I would do anything to make it end.

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"The Tops of Trees Are on Fire" as written by

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    General CommentFor some reason I feel like this could be about cancer. Dealing with an imminent death, or something tragic, at least.

    Something has gone wrong and it's supposed to give them perspective, but they can't fathom it, or don't want to. They wanted to believe it wasn't true, but deep down, they knew it was, so now they're just wishing for a little sympathy, a little time to deal with it since they can't make it stop. Death (and/or life) is questioned, before finally coming to accept it, though wishing it didn't have to be that way.

    That's what I got out of it, anyway. Regardless of the real meaning, I think it has great imagery.
    smileforthecameraon March 02, 2007   Link

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