Yearning for more than a blue day
I enter your new life for me
Burning for the true day
I welcome your new life for me
Forgive me, Let live me
Set my spirit free
Losing, it comes in a cold wave
Of guilt and shame all over me
Child has arrived in the darkness
The hollow triumph of a tree
Forgive me, Let live me
Kiss my falling knee
Forgive me, Let live me
Bless my destiny
Forgive me, Let live me
Set my spirit free
Weakness sown, Overgrown
Man is the baby

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song may describe a longing for acceptance from one's parents. Lines like "Kiss my falling knee" and even the refrain of "Forgive me, let live me", are requests to parents who don't understand their child's (possibly gender-bending) identity.
    JulyJulyon December 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also think it is about changing gender.. He enters and welcomes a new life, although there is guilt and shame all over him... He's asking for freedom to be different cause man is just the baby and now he's grown into a woman (overgrown weakness is probably a feminine characteristic)... Although I'm a girl born a girl and straight, this song always brings tears in my eyes.. Antony's voice has such emotion!
    InBetweenTheLineson June 05, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMan is the baby and he has grown into a woman. Like in Frankenstein, she sings "But now that I'm a grown woman." Antony just wants to live as the woman he knows he is and to set her spirit free.
    Perhaps it's her parents, perhaps her friends or everyone they know. It's the pains Antony's felt in her journey of discovering herself.
    Perhaps the hollow triumph of a tree is the triumph of the tree which has grown but receives little appreciation. She feels triumphant but the reaction she's received is less than triumphant.
    Coowon October 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am not sure of what these lyrics may actually mean. I interpret it as mans wish to not feel pain, that's why he wants forgiveness.
    HeiaVincenton December 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song
    deniz la maliceon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree completely with JulyJuly.
    One of my favorite songs in the world.
    maykasaharaon January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with JulyJuly too, but I think this also can be like an ending of a relationship, one of the them has just change your ideas about what he/she want as couple or anything else
    "I enter your new life for me"

    At last, it fits perfectly with something that happened to me,haha.

    One of my favorite songs ever
    Narayanon August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHe is going to be the way he is regardless but still wants acceptance from the one's he holds dear, for them to "bless" and set his "spirit free". For them not to be dissapointed but to just be proud of and just take him as the human being he is.
    Tunkamajion September 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlso it's interesting to compare this song lyrically to For Today I Am A Boy. It seems to be the flip side of his emotions relating to the same subject of identity. One hopeful, one despaired.
    Coowon July 04, 2010   Link

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