Crowning of a heart, textures and shades
A bitter London night on the motorway
You looked so divine, back in the seat
Wicked desires ablaze in me
Back inside the house, into the room
Watching as the lights slowly fade from view
Couldn’t even talk, what could you say?
Every thought just racing away.
Crowning of a heart, textures and shades
Crescents in her eyes as we gaze away.


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    General CommentThis song will forever remind me of Juliet...great song
    gilbagon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBEAUTIFUL. idk what its about. maybe about two lovers whose relationship just bloomed, and the great feeling you get when youre with that person and see that person. theres so many things theyre thinking and want to say but just cant get it out. i love TOD.
    aywkubttod16on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits about taking a girl out for the night then he takes her back to his room and hes speechless and its obvious theyre describing love and i guess they look at the moon cuz "crescents in her eyes as we gaze away" or maybe that has a sexual meaning? good song long LONG LIVE TRAIL OF DEAD AND THE INDIE SCENE
    llamas1234on October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTwo Lovers...
    the_masked_magicianon February 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really soothing, and beautiful.
    noisetothetapeon February 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song reprises the main recurring melody from source tags and codes.. it really brings the album full circle
    sithieon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentQuote from Daytrotter about this song: "I always thought this song spoke for itself. It’s about a romantic cab ride with someone, in London, ending up at her place.
    goingpostalxxon March 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy god, this is beautiful
    -Bill_on May 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is actually based around Elena Milagro de Hoyos, who's dead corpse was stolen and kept by German radiologist Carl Tanzler in the 1930s. That's why this EP is called "The Secret of Elena's Tomb" and the artwork depicts Elena and Tanzler (on the back). In that case, this song might be about Carl driving the dead, catatonic body around (which he had stuffed full of preservatives, wax and plaster). But since the song mentions London, maybe Conrad is using this scenario as a metaphor for a night out he had.

    Still...one of my favorite Trail of Dead songs!
    misanthropyclubon September 26, 2010   Link

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