He hides there waiting all night
With legs crossed over asian-style
Her phone's been ringing at odd hours
She's planting sacred lotus flowers

Only on a true return could you find that you'd never left
(what's missing?)
Counting on an unpredictable tide for deliverance
(it's right in front of you!)
Scouring the countryside just to find that the enemy's within yourself

I've been waiting for you

Her teapot screams, "I'm ready now"
She dreams of Asia at odd hours
Red soldier sings to Chairman Mao
He guards his sacred lotus flower

Only on a true return could you find that you've never left
(what's missing?)
Fully unaware that time was a line that the mind could bend
(it's right in front of me!)
Swallow every verse and rhyme just to find that the secret's to embrace yourself

I've been waiting for you

I'm tired of roaming
Please help me keep my lantern glowing

Only on a true return will you find that you've never left
(what's missing?)
Counting on an unpredictable tide for deliverance
(it's right in front of you!)
Scouring the countryside just to find that the answer's been inside yourself!

I've been waiting for you


Lyrics submitted by sukireru

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    General CommentEvery time she gets to "I've been waiting for you!", all I can imagine is how in cartoons when two characters are racing and one catches up to the other who's been reading a book or sleeping, etc. This amuses me greatly. :/

    I think it's kind of like truth taunting those who search for it.

    No idea about the rest of the references to lotus flowers and Mao, etc...
    conspicuous7on December 06, 2010   Link

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