"Human Remains" as written by and Mcrae....
The picture is burned at the edge
And you're looking away
Looking for what's next
And strange how through time we look the same
Your eyes and mine looking away
Too scared to see human remains

And soon enough soon enough
This will all be a memory
And soon enough soon enough
This will fade like the photograph
Of you and me

Our history is just in our blood
And history like love is never enough
And I recognize so much of you
In these eyes always so blue
Why always so blue

And soon enough soon enough
This will all be a memory
And soon enough soon enough
This will fade like a photograph

Those things that I've lost and things that I've sold
This case is now closed the trail has gone cold
And your sticks all are snakes I throw them aside
They twist till they break but they never die
This is not enough this is not enough
This is not enough this is not enough for me
This is not enough this is not enough
This is not enough for any of us to be

The picture is burned at the edge
And you're looking away looking for what's next
Tell me what's next


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    General CommentIt amazes me how few comments are against Tom McRae songs.

    This seems quite obviously to me to be about the breakdown of a relationship, it's at the point where there really is nothing left and it's probably just the fear of loneliness that keeps them together.

    Toms voice is incredibly emotive of sorrow and mourning, which is exactly what this song needed to carry the weight.

    Absolutely stunning and manages to put into words what so many of us have been through. There's so many choice lines that show Toms lyrical skill to be far above the norm. The hanging question at the end is a perfect closing for a perfect album.
    xdvron February 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI too have felt this way and share your gratitude that there is someone out there poetic enough to put it all into words. How is it that being able to externalize our feelings into words helps so much sometimes?

    Of course I put my own experience into this song and see it more as a relationship that couldn't work. She's moving on, growing cold and distant, and he's still holding on, wondering when the storm passed him by.
    supremoon July 26, 2005   Link

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