"Wisdom" as written by and Lee Perry....
To others the pain was obvious The colours of shame a bruise -
Unjust
Abuse of trust can't be wiped
I can't remember why I chose to say goodbye I'm terrified of
What I
Might have severed
I tried to forget the drowning truth Lashing inside my sea of

Youth
Life seemed a fair sacrifice for peace
I can't remember why I chose to say goodbye I'm terrified of
What I
Might have severed
I ended up too high But never learnt to fly
So coming down I'm very thankful (you were there)


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"Wisdom" as written by Lee Perry

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    General CommentThe song is about suicide.

    There is one critical lyric that's wrong up here:

    "Life seemed unfair sacrifice for peace"

    should be

    "Life seemed a fair sacrifice for peace" (this also comes from the liner notes)

    i.e. giving up your life is a reaosnable trade for finall getting some peace...
    daveydavesonon April 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about betrayal & regret and guilt. It reminds me of losing a loved one for reasons you can't really grasp. It's a beautiful song by Delerium & Kristy Thirsk.
    Andrew Evenstaron July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about betrayal & regret and guilt. It reminds me of losing a loved one for reasons you can't really grasp. It's a beautiful song by Delerium & Kristy Thirsk.
    Andrew Evenstaron July 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about being wise
    jules77on October 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    I agree. I thought it was about suicide the first time I ever heard it.
    chocodashon June 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always took right to this song about love experiences. As many people are, I was cheated on by a man I cared so deeply about. After I cut him out of my life, I cut that limb of me off so to speak. The drama was gone, and to me "life seemed a fair sacrifice for peace", I was also terrified of "what I might have severed".

    I went out and tried to rejoin the world, but love was never like it was in the past, ever. Then someone crossed my path, someone who lit up my whole world. It turned out this person was not available, however he opened my eyes to the realization that I had "ended up too high" flying high on the ideals of love. I had "never learnt to fly" using the wings of real love, I had to come back down to reality and see love for what it really was. :) Love is not perfect, it is a real part of life.
    divades39on July 09, 2015   Link

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