"Leap Year" as written by and George Syran....
Save my money
For that plane ride
Horn of plenty
Heavy sunlight
Autumn's bounty
Bread and red wine
In a hurry
But there's so much time
I will wait for you
Growing love but like water
Time will always slip through
I will wait for you
But please come soon

The wind sounds angry
But my coat's kind
Wrapped in blankets
In the daylight
Winners longing
Some are close behind
In a hurry
But there's so much time

I will wait for you
Growing love but like water
Time will always slip through
I will wait for you

Is it in a plan
Written in your hand
Believe or understand
Something other than

Fear is blinding lights
Squeeze my eyes so tight
Could you make a flower grow
Would you let me know

I will wait for you
Growing love but like water
Time will always slip through
I will wait for you
But please come soon


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"Leap Year" as written by George Syran

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    General CommentI think the first stanza is:

    Save my money for that plane, I've
    boarded plenty. Heavy sunlight
    autumn's bounty, bread and red wine
    In a hurry, but there's so much time...

    And the chorus is:
    I will wait for you,
    Growing love, but like water
    time will always slip through.
    I will wait for you.
    But please come soon.

    This song is so beautiful, what an opener for a great debut album.
    tiki_12on June 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmaria said in an interview that this album represents her life, so I guess it's safe to link her songs with things from her life. this one seems to be about a long-distance relationship, probably the one she had (or still has) with Conor.
    dorareeveron June 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe first stanza is ::

    "Save my money, for that plane ride
    horn of plenty, heavy sunlight
    Autumn's bounty, bread and red wine
    In a hurry, but there's so much time"

    I'm almost positive about that too.

    The chorus that tiki_12 posted is the correct one as well. (:

    This is my most favorite song ever. It is really really gorgeous, and the first time I listened to it, I cried. It just reminds me of being seperated from someone for too long, and not knowing where to begin, but just knowing that you have to see them again. I don't know. It's just beautiful. (:
    diskobox_on June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a relationship that is in a holding pattern for some reason, either one person isn't ready to move forward, or there is a question of distance or desired outcome.

    The happiness the author finds in the relationship is almost too heavy to bear, and the placement of autumn in the lyrics bends towards the tricky beauty of autumn; the leaves are brilliant, but they fall to the ground, turn brown, and reveal bare trees; truth is revealed.

    The author knows that her love will continue to grow for her lover, and she realizes it isn't necessary to have a solution just yet.

    In the second verse she acknowledges her own strength and confidence, and accepts that she was anxious in the past. She also alludes to an idealism that she has abandoned.

    "Is it in a plan, written in your hand?
    Believe or understand, something other than
    Fear is blinding lights, squeeze my eyes so tight
    Could you make a flower grow?
    Would you let me know?"

    In this section, she is directing her lover to tell her his intentions and she is open to ideas and solutions that haven't been illuminated just yet. She also expresses her fear that she might lose her lover.

    Overall, she is telling her lover that he/she is her one true love, so time is immaterial, and she waits endlessly.
    kitsonsmithon October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWho changed it to "for the plenty"?
    I hear "Horn" and it makes sense because she's talking about the bounty of Autumn and the bread and wine. It's Thanksgiving and a horn of plenty is a cornucopia.
    koolzieson February 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat the end it says
    "but please come soon"
    not too
    let uss be freeon April 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt the end, she says, "Baby, please come soon." Not 'but.'

    I heard this song for the first time today, and I just have to say that it's beautiful :] It makes me happy.
    nikipediaon June 27, 2008   Link
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    General Comment3rd stanza.

    the wind sounds angry, but my coat's so kind

    i love that lyric!
    heartinaslingon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgod, this song is epic. i get uncontrollable chills.
    behindthegossipon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe melody of this song is infectious, as is Maria Taylor, period.

    Pretty straightforward in the meaning, but I have to say it's one of the best lyrics on the passage of time I've ever heard.

    <3
    MyiPodCouldEatYoursForBreakfaston June 25, 2010   Link

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