Found a moth sleeping in
The folds of your dress.
Burnt out because he
Turned out such a mess.
He’d caught sight of a light
That called his name.
Caught her eyes, and then he
Cauterized from the flame.

Say my dear,
Is this familiar?
And I apologize,
But I must avert my eyes.

Say my dear,
Is this familiar?
And I apologize,
But I must avert my eyes
From the light, from the light.
Say goodnight.


Lyrics submitted by Jon11, edited by Telius

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    General Commentthis is one of the most pretty songs I've ever heard.
    aminaon December 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's like a series of snapshots that are laid in a mess on a table. You don't know which one goes first or last or what belongs in between. It's beautiful and it's a catastrophe and yet it all fits together so perfectly.
    Lizzybelleon January 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think the meaning of this song is very clear. the moth symbolizes himself, and he has become a mess because he went after this girl who was very sweet to him, and then he was hurt by her. where it says "say my dear, is this familiar?" he is asking her if she sees the way their relationship and the moth metaphor relate to eachother. and the last verse, "i apologize, but i must avert my eyes from the light" he is kind of saying i'm sorry but i have to leave because it hurts to look at you.
    beautiful song. :)
    elephantparadeon October 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the one am radio. their a more emotional her space holiday.
    pink_loveon January 16, 2007   Link

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