Now I've traveled across the ocean
With the same shoes, just longer hair
I still carry that picture in my wallet
From the photobooth, yeah, it's still there
Just give me some kind of sign
Is this the right place
Or the right time?

Now I've landed in the midwest
Where you lived so long ago
Remember I was always freezing
And now I'm covered up in snow
Please give me some kind of sign
Is this the right place
Or the right time?

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    General Commentoh this song reminds me of that person you miss... for me, hes still someone i talk too, but i wish he were here to bother and touch and i wish he could come to me and say "now is the time, now is the place" and i could run up to him and give him a flower and a big kiss on the cheek and we could be married forever and ever and grow old. i love my best friend. this song is awesome.
    triciaagogoon September 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy the hell am i the first on to comment on this song?! this ones my favorite. gosh
    youngjooon January 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. its so mellow and peaceful. *sways*
    KissTheFlameson May 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe sincerity in her voice is beautiful.
    calypso44on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMemories fade over time, but memories are what we remember the most. Nothing is as it used to be. People are not gentle or loveing, what more can I do? When nothing is more than enough to do. But how can we leave this place unknown for no one to see, that we all love, just not in the same way.
    TragicXon November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgod, one of the most sincere songs i've ever heard. it's so honest
    bailee_jameson September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMaybe I'm looking too much into it ... but ever since my boyfriend and I broke up I've been finding that SO many Azure Ray songs have to do with relationships. Or I could just want them to be about relationships. Haha. Anyway ... this is what I think this song means:

    It sounds like a girl who had a lover once. One she truly and wholeheartedly loved, but the lover passed away. So almost immediately after the passing, she traveled around the world, escaping the pain she felt by placing herself far away in unfamiliar lands. Then finally, after traveling in foreign surroundings, she finds herself in very familiar territory. Where her lover once lived. Then the line, "Remember I was always freezing / And now I'm covered up in snow" sounds like a metaphor to me. Like the girl kind of always took her lover for granted. So it's kind of like she's saying, "Remember I always complained about you never being there? But now you're really gone ..." As for the "Just give me some kind of sign / Is this the right place / Or the right time?", it really sounds like a, "Pinch me I'm dreaming," kind of thing. It sounds like she's using all of her foreign traveling (jet lag, you know) is a good excuse to ask, "Is this the right place or the right time?" kind of thing. Anyway ... that was probably a crappy interpretation, but it's what I think of it. XD
    the.asian.ladyon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh, and I didn't say anything about the photoobooth picture thing, but it's pretty self-explanatory, I'm sure.
    the.asian.ladyon September 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOooh! And I forgot to mention the, "With the same shoes just longer hair" line. It's not like it's a big deal, but it's basically just saying she's been gone traveling for a long time, but she's still the same person. The only thing that's changed is her appearance.
    the.asian.ladyon September 13, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI take it as many things

    Girl and Guy.
    Like each other but something happens (one moves away/one doesn't feel the same as other and split up).
    They move on with life (moves away/ break up) .
    She realizes she likes him(she broke up with him) or that she wants to get him back (he broke up with her) and tries to go back for him.
    "Is this the right place, Or the right time?" Last time was 'wrong place, wrong time' so she hopes that now, they could work out.
    "Remember I was always freezing, And now I'm covered up in snow" She was indecisive or didn't take relationship very far for whatever reason and now she wishes she did or she was hurting back then and now shes in even more pain.

    I actually have a billion other ways i think about it, but this means more to me and i prefer it this way.

    I love the song and its one of my favourites.
    MusicxIstaon May 31, 2009   Link

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