Attenuate the light of day
So I can see the lines and details
And not the hazy, plastic blur
That floods my eyes till I can't see

CH
Let the wind erase me
Like the memory of a kiss
Let these waters take me
Away from all of this

I long for anonymity
To wipe the features from my face
One single moment of escape
Then I can wake myself again

(CH)

I need a respite from this noise
The distant roar of static oceans
Give me a haven from this bedlam
And let my senses rust away

(CH)


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    General CommentStill my favorite A23 song. When I'm in anguish over my own "memory of a kiss," I remember this song, and this longing to return to the peace of nothingness.

    There's a story in eastern religion about a stream that needs to cross a desert and a mountain. It's a metaphor about reaching enlightenment and fulfillment. The stream is at the edge of the desert, when the wind speaks to it and tells the stream it will carry the water across the desert to the top of the mountain. The stream is afraid because once it gives in to the wind, it will never be the same stream again. But if the stream tries to go through the desert by itself, it will take years, if it makes it through at all. So the wind lifts the stream into the air, taking it apart down to the molecules, and clouds form. The clouds blow over to the mountain, and rain falls. Thus, the stream makes it to its final destination, though in an entirely different form.
    Damocleson February 25, 2007   Link

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