oh, darkness filled the sky as pools of water filled your eyes
they sparkled like phosphorescence in the bay
although our lips barely touched
i have never felt so much
and i’d really like to feel that way again
oh , oh , when ?

i walk through the streets and memorize the city
i count every light until i reach the shore
sometimes i close my eyes and you’re not very pretty
sometimes i can’t believe i’ve had those thoughts before

we pulled a boat down to the dock and stole two steady oars
i pushed you off into the dark: acrisius favours
and from above the great abyss
you threw pennies in and wished for the feeling of wanting nothing more

sometimes i close my eyes
and hope that i can keep away all the darkened skies


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    General Commentthis is my all time favourite song. it is just so beautiful, and obviously very personal to the author. It paints a wonderful mental picture.
    indignityon January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love it, I have got into them the past few weeks and im going to see them in november in sheffield!!

    I have everyone else getting into them aswell!!

    I really dont know what the song is about but I try and relate it to my own feelings and intent!!
    lordabortionon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat can I sayabout this song? one of the prettiest songs I've ever heard...and katie's voice is amazing

    "sometiems I close my eyes and your not very pretty
    sometimes I can't believe I've had this thoughs before" ...no comments...
    sinking_hearton February 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Although our lips barely touched, I have never felt so much and i’d really like to feel that way again"

    Can relate. too well.

    Gorgeous song.
    youmakemenervouson March 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is an amazing song, it's extremely visual, and imaginative, and I'd really would like to know the story behind it, but anyway to means this is the story of two people who love each other so much but they can't be together because of something or someone.

    'although our lips barely touched i've never felt so much' i love you even if our relationship is purely platonic kinda thing.

    and then it goes
    'i pushed you off into the dark...acrisius favours'
    as if they were saying, i better push you off before we get in trouble, acrisius is a character in ancient greek mithology, you know acrisius and perseus. and that's how the reference works i think.

    and then
    'you throw pennies in and wish for the feeling of wanting nothing more...'
    i don't i got a bit carried away but this song means a lot to me, i can relate to it a lot.
    acrisius3on April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFantastic song from this Canadian indie band. They sound like Debbie Harry fronting The Smiths. Brilliant.
    rubyoverdiamondson May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love love love this song....first heard it last year and I've been hooked on them since. For me, this is about just trapsing through unfamiliar places trying to make sense of it all, thinking about all the things that are bothering you. I know that's not the theme of the song, but I listened to this whilst wandering the streets so for me that's the message
    tortured_tiarason September 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the process of falling out of love.

    How it sometimes feels obvious that is not working anymore ("sometimes i close my eyes and you’re not very pretty")and sometimes because you spend again a great moment together "I can't believe I've had this thoughs before"
    casposaon July 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also think this song is about walking through the streets and thinking about the person you love and the "darkened skies".
    "sometimes i close my eyes and you’re not very pretty" it could be a sort of.. only when I close my eyes I can think that you're not very pretty to me.
    birba.mozzon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think casposa's bang on. About trying to forget someone. I love the images of her walking through the city with all the thoughts and memories that are so hard to get rid of.
    missmeon October 21, 2008   Link

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