One day,
The snow began to fall,
And slowly, inch by inch,
Covered up the earth.
'Til finally,
The top of the tallest building,
Was lost beneath a powdered sea,
As quiet as a shadow's grave.

And we say that the world isn't dying.
And we pray that the world isn't dying.
And just maybe the world isn't dying.
Maybe she's heavy with child.

One night,
A woman took my hand.
I left my home and followed her
Into an icy field.
When I wanted to go back,
I'd lost the way.
So she beckoned me to lie beneath
The stone that always bore my name.

One morning,
We woke up in an alley.
To the smell of urine, alcohol,
Trash and gasoline,
With a dim sense of a notion
We'd held something in our hands,
That was bigger than us or God,
And we can never touch again.

I've been looking at the symptoms for a while,
Maybe she's heavy with child.

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    General CommentI was listening to this today and was hit by something amazing. After the apocalypse described in the first verse, two survivors meet: One free flowing woman and one man who does not understand the new world because he cannot handle change. She brings him away from his home and into her own free flowing life.

    The following is the explanation for the chorus and the last verse:

    Because the world has been destroyed, the earth must be repopulated in order to keep the human race alive, hence the chorus. The woman becomes pregnant and gives birth in a simple ally. The baby becomes a symbol for hope. This explains the lines "We'd held something in our hands/ that was bigger than us or God" Soon, however, tragedy strikes and the baby dies, thus spiking the last line of that verse and ending the species forever.
    drewenon July 22, 2008   Link

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