"The Second Part" as written by and Murray Lightburn....
Two days have passed.
And all I want is to feel better.
They won't be back.
And a long weekend is coming up.

I left the house.
It was just to see you for an hour.
Hoping for two.

I was short of breath,
As I passed the doorman for a second time.
And it rained all day.
I don't have a raincoat of my own.

I then arrived.
Ten minutes early with no smokes.
And I was broke.
Without a smoke.

All of the time.
I thought I was crazy cause you told me so.

It was profound.
Yet the piano I was humbled by.

I touch what you've touched.
But all I remember was your nose.

And I suppose,
All eyes are closed.

Two days have passed.
And all I want is gone for good this time.

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"The Second Part" as written by Murray Lightburn


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    General CommentI'm almost certain those ending lines go "Our tongues may have tied / But all I remember was the notes", which would make an awful lot more sense.
    Appers66on July 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about, someone who lost his wife/family, and is seeking solace with maybe a previous lover or close friend.
    muadDib76on May 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentcorrection in the 5th line its "i left the house"

    beautiful song.
    IAmAClicheon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"All the time
    I thought I was crazy 'cos you told me so"

    I love that line. I've always thought of it as about someone with a low self-esteem.

    As for the whole song, I think it's about a relationship that had ended, but they tried to get back together and failed.
    selenaon October 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLosing a lover for good, replaying it over and over again.

    This song is 10x better live when the solo is played on the electric guitar.
    Jonsion June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I saw it live too, very intense.
    It's funny I always heard "Ivan arrived" - gives a totally different image!

    My favourite Dears song.
    illuminatedon June 25, 2007   Link

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