Seven moons for seven seas
won't let them get the better of me
they'll pass me by
don't pass me by
my seven fears all fear of me
they'll take their leave eventually
well they can try
they can try

my love was strong
for now it's gone
eleven stories up
from the second floor
a love not warm
is a love not done

talk down the girl
talk down the girl

so little knowledge known to me
so little colour left to see
but black and white
black and white
a silhouette at seventeen
if they can find what's left of me
for the fire
burn in the fire

my love was strong
for now it's gone
eleven stories up
from the second floor
a love not warm
is a love not done

talk down the girl
talk down the girl

there's little more for us to say
you've made your mind up anyway
another world
another world
i hate to leave you here this way
but i can't think where you should stay
i miss my girl
i miss my girl

my love was strong
for now it's gone
eleven stories on
from the second floor
a love not warm
is a love not done

talk down the girl
talk down the girl
love will talk down the girl
ask me to talk down the girl
talk down the girl


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    General CommentJust beautiful...like every other The Veils song
    scarletsilveron June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe's telling a girl, that she doesn't mean anything - any longer - to him. He loved her for quite a long time but now that she disappointed him (the reason is unsaid) he doesn't want her any longer. Of course he only says this - the line "i miss my girl" reveals that what he pretends (not needing her any longer) is not completly true.
    AROBTTHon October 28, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song was that Finn is talking about a love - that was once strong - has turned cold. A love so cold it's on the brink of suicide (eleven storeys up, about to fall from the second floor). So he's trying to 'talk down the girl' from the edge (love talks down the girl) trying not to let it all get the better of him and have her pass him by.

    Unfortunately, his talking down the girl hasn't worked, as apparent from the second stanza. He's gone into a colourless depression and wants to burn all the past, in turn, burning up what he thought was himself. (Perhaps it was a silly mistake that started this all? Maybe she cheated on him, so he's doing what he thinks is right as the love isn't strong enough?)

    By the third stanza the couple's actions have all reaped their repercussions. There's no place in his life for her now that she's done whatever it is she's done. There'd be no way to get her back if he tried, now, anyway. He can't help but miss her.
    jackalalphaon February 17, 2009   Link

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