There, over there
Has gone, goes and will go
The copper sun
Tarnishes with the years' tears
The golden golden copper sun
Old eldest dead
Over the blue milky sea-sky
Loss and lost and losing
Do not weep
All this is passing
All the birds wing and fall
Through the heavens
The cloudy clouds
Of snow of dew and of smoke
A shuddering reflection
Vanishing with the dropped stone
Oh, I wait under the spaces
Under the molten star-rain
The flashing falling planets
Do not weep
All this is passing
So high I could come
So far I shall fall
Daedalus broken
Daedalus falling
By the toothstones
His shapes bends
And makes a smiling bow
He careens and spirals down
Falls
He waves words of farewell
Oh, do not weep
All of this passing
To fail is human
To fall is human
To hope is human
Do not weep
As the sound disappears
As the rain falls
As the sky parts
As my tears fall
Do not weep
I shall wait for you
Daedalus broken
Daedalus falling
Do not wept
All this is passing...


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Daedalus Rising song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is about how everything is transitory and the structuring of lines like "has gone, goes, and will go" or "of snow, of dew, and of smoke" reflects that. The truly underlying point seems to be that there's no point in mourning the dead since it's a "natural part of life" and it happens to everyone eventually. In that respect, I think it's actually a pretty happy song in that it doesn't encourage people to mope around and feel sorry for themselves.
    das blaue lichton May 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdavid tibet being patripassianist? daedalus was the father of icarus, but in this version the father, rather than the son, is falling (patripasianist means 'the father suffers')? i dunno
    one or clownon February 16, 2009   Link

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