You save yourself and no one else
You take my time and call it yours
The things you touch all fade away
I'm a slave to my mind and no one else
Yeah, no one else

It won't mean a thing when you're gone
Won't mean a thing
It won't mean a thing when you're gone
Won't mean a thing

Can't break those toys with you
My tenure things you once do
Good friends you left behind
Cast, you thought, by a good light
Yeah, by good light

It won't mean a thing when you're gone
Won't mean a thing
It won't mean a thing when you're gone
Won't mean a thing

You are just a slave to dollar signs
You are a slave
You are just a slave to dollar signs
You are a slave


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    General CommentA couple of corrections first:

    This is the second verse:

    Can't break those toys
    with you
    My head a place
    You once knew
    Good friends you left
    behind
    Cast your thoughts
    Back to life
    Yeah back to life

    Yes, another song about a relationship ending, and/or possibly a friend or lover dying. In it, the speaker thinks abuot realizing that all the pain problems will be meaningless without the person there. That both the good and bad of a situation fall into an irrelevant limbo once that situation is over.

    An excellent song, TAD is/was great at putting complex ideas into simple concepts and songs.
    pentalarcon September 23, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the second verse is:

    Can't break (bring?) those toys with you
    Material things you once knew
    Good friends you left behind
    Cast, you thought, by good light
    Yeah, by good light

    Awesome song. One of the best by Tad.
    MongoThresholdon November 24, 2015   Link

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