"My Last Two Weeks" as written by and Peter John Murphy....
When I returned
You buried my last two weeks
My last two weeks
Of my new times

So it didn't seem like
A wasted mouthful
A wasted mouthful
Because of a trip
That was trapped inside you

I was trapped inside you
And always imagined
That I could
I always imagined
Imagined I would

Conjure you up
Conjure you up
So it didn't seem like
It didn't seem like

I was conditioned
I was conditioned about that
So it didn't seem like
A wasted mouthful

Am I untruthful
Am I untruthful
As a result of being
Maybe it was too soon

The red rose
I liken it to the flicker of the pure
Fleeting moments
Precede our actions

Light that's not burning
Light that's not burning
No more lost sinking feeling
Tethered to your shoe
Tethered to you

We ask the controller
He sends us flames
Our lying bodies sleep
His whispered word says
Ah this is how

This is how it looks
From where we weep
Tethered to red rose
Tethered to your shoe

To the seven of cups
Tethered to you

Lyrics submitted by Girgo

"My Last Two Weeks" as written by Peter John Murphy

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    General CommentI feel like this song is about realizing you're in a relationship that just isn't working. It's from the point of view of a person who truly wants it to work and thinks it can, but it's starting to become clear that it's just a chain of repeating issues and that he's more attached than in love. The constant repeating of lyrics I think attributes a lot to the idea of repitition of unresolved conflicts or a mundane life, or even trying to convince himself of the newfound realization.
    iamanalligatoron July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song mentions the Seven Of Cups, which represents self-delusion or wishful thinking. In your scenario, the person singing is trying to convince themselves that things are getting better, that his efforts weren't in vain; "a wasted mouthful."
    Celerianon February 02, 2012   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this is a song about wandering aimlessly lost in one's own interpretation and image of perfect love, then being rescued unsuspectingly and finding that perfect love in someone you were not expecting to provide it.

    "Light that's not burning..." implies him being revealed and vulnerable but no longer judged. He expected the light to burn because it has always burned him. This time, it did not.
    TGuileson April 14, 2014   Link

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