Icy twinkling in the window,
It's a sparkle on the snow,
Hovering to see if I can see you come and go.
I came down the dark road,
Arms under my coat,
And my breath is nearly freezing my eyes closed.

The car that dropped me off,
Did it turn around,
And watch me walk the long way down?
Past the glow of town,
Like a setting sun,
Horizon's alive with electric light
And hum.

(Chorus)
Were you standing in the greeting card aisle
When you called me up, and
Held me to the end of your long line?
Have you got me in your bleeding heart file
Next to Lady Luck?
Well this Light of your Life has drawn the blind.

There was something about the handwriting that
Made me keep every scrap,
Something about the way the eyes
Looked away at the last.
I kept something burning on the sill real low,
But now I don't know.

(Chorus)

The wind from the river will swirl like a scream
And wrap itself around you.
There may be a friend somewhere down the road,
But from here you have to walk it out alone.

'Cause you were standing in the greeting card aisle
When you called me up, and
Held me to the end of your long line.
And you've got me in your bleeding heart file
Next to Lady Luck.
And this Light of your Life will not shine twice,
This Light has drawn the blind.


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    My InterpretationAmazing song. Seems to be about a relationship where the author is in love with someone who's actions toward her don't seem to really reciprocate love but rather a reaction to his or her own loneliness. It makes me think of relationships where I've felt strongly about a person and sort of waited around for them to change their mind about ending the relationship until I ultimately reached a point where I realized I am merely a back-up plan - not worthy of sacrifice and the love I felt I gave.

    I really enjoy the line: "well this light of your life has drawn the blind" - it's time to move on.
    sacleton January 05, 2011   Link

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