Billy was a car crash, all he ever knew was pain
Lived a milli-milli-millisecond, never born again
Though no one saw him coming, plenty witnessed his remains
Laid a wreath, though they never knew him
Me, I'm just the rain
Laid Billy to eternal rest, eternal rust
I soak the dust that covers him
I wait for all the others
They all have names
They all have names

Red Harry was a bright young spark
That grew and burned old London Town
In '66 he flew to bits, he tore it down
Bubonic bliss
And me, I'm just the kiss our maker blew to put him out
To eternal rest, eternal rust
To dust, to ash, I covered up
I waited for the others [they all have names]
Waited for the others [they all have names]
Waited for the others [they all have names]

We all have names, we all have names
We all have names, we all have names
We all have names, we all have names
We all have names, we all have names
We all have names

Georgie was a cut on Hitler's knee
He ran for weeks, turned shades of green
They kidnapped me and made him clean
Ohhhhh
On winter nights I hear him scream
I cover up, I wait for all the others
Jane, her mother was hurricane
Who swept the plains
And sneezed away a continent
With me, the sea, the team that made a myth
By hiding it became a hit on Broadway
But it wasn't quite the same
They all forgot our names

We all have names, we all have names
We all have names, we all have names
We all have names, we all have names
We all have names, we all have names
We all have names


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A Space Between song meanings
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    General CommentA car crash (named Billy)
    A spark that caused the great fire of London (named Red Harry)
    the great fire was one of the things that eventually led to the end of the bubonic plague
    A cut on Hitler's knee (named Georgie)
    Georgie could be a reference to General George Patton. I find no reference to an infected knee wound involving Hitler, though there are rumours that he had contracted syphillis.
    Someone's mother (named Jane) who appears to be a storm that sneezes away a continent.

    The viewpoint of the singer is that of water. He is rain falling on the rusted remains of the car-crash, rain that puts out the great fire of London, water (that had to be "kidnapped") that was used to clean the wound on Hitler's knee, and finally the water of the sea, who with the power of Jane the Hurricane made a myth by hiding a continent. This would seem to point to the legend of Atlantis sinking below the waves.

    Of course, by the time the story becomes a stage play, their original names have been forgotten...but not completely lost, as the chorus repeats...
    Madpropheton December 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEdward’s lyrics sometimes resemble fables or parables, where inanimate things and phenomena have names and act like living entities. This song seems to be about that.
    slow pulse boyon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter thinking about Edward's lyrics and struggling to come up with round-about meanings that make sense, he always has the most succinct way of explaining them.

    "A Space in Between", he says, "Is about the idea that events have personalities."

    Interesting events for him to choose.
    Madpropheton December 19, 2008   Link

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