General Joy I know I know
you\'ll take me there -
where your boys were left behind

General Joy it seems you need
a soldier girl-
now \'they\' have Liberty gagged

by boat by tram by motorbus
could it be the fates are protecting us
from the Hawks that have stolen the bird from the sky

and I know
you will always love Sorrow
is that why
you gave her dress
to Happiness?
\'cause it matches her eyes
when she cries

General Joy it seems
you don\'t love your Bride
generally you\'re friends
but she is not the love of your life

to dye to perm to change your hair or your wife
the possibilities are there
and it\'s time for you to decide

and I know
you will always love Sorrow
is that why
you gave her dress
to Happiness?
\'cause it matches her eyes
when she cries

General Joy I know I know
you\'ll take me there-
but you\'ll need strength
from within
General Joy it seems you need
a soldier girl-
and a willing coalition

by boat by tram by motorbus
could it be the Hawks are protecting us
from the Men who have now assumed their name

and I know
you will always love Sorrow
is that why
you gave her dress
to Happiness?
\'cause it matches her eyes
when she cries
\'cause it matches her eyes
when she cries




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  • +1
    General CommentI kind of took something different from it --
    I think she's talking about a man who's had a sad past, lost his innocence, etc (back where your boys were left behind). Now he feels trapped in the life that he has, where he doesn't love his wife but he is so jaded that he doesn't really believe in happiness anymore. He clothes even his happiness in sorrow because he knows it will disappoint ("when she cries"). He just continues on his life, perhaps travelling alot ("by boat, by tram, by autobus") superficially trying to escape his life while not doing anything to change it for fear that he will face more disappointment ("protecting us...from the hawks that have stolen the bird from the sky")
    Sorry so long :)
    SongPrincess127on April 08, 2007   Link

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