You go your way and I’ll go mine
I’ll try to meet you in a better life
We should meet up at the end of time
Get a beer and a cigarette for Auld Lang Syne

Was it just a dream? All those people
None of this is real
A kingdom for a fool animals on a wheel
I’m a king in my head a cripple in the world
How do I wrap this up and give it to that girl?

My gift to you, I’m gonna be a better person
I stare at you with a vague and immense longing
Try to save yourself while you’re still alive
Don’t deny yourself of your right to thrive

Solemn Thirsty, born on Thursday, got pished Saturday, fucked up Sunday
Took ill Wednesday, died on Thursday
There’s no better man than Solemn Thirsty

And I try to stay on, so I keep coming back


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    General Commentbrillant and one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded
    Ocean Soulon October 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis reminds me of the novel "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn". If anybody's familiar with it, I'm sure they'd agree...
    blackwolfj31on March 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song, i can't believe no one commented on it...it's a shame
    Ocean Soulon September 15, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is amazing. It is about that heartbreaking moment when you realise that you can love someone so much but you still arent meant to be together. Its so fatalistic.. lets meet up at the end of time.. beautiful.
    iffy_on November 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWell, I think Solemn Thirsty is an alcoholic. In fact I think from the sound of it he is likely to drink himself to death. He and the girl are in love, however he sees that he is an incredibly damaged and damaging person, likely to drag her into his depression and alcoholism. So he ends the relationship and tears himself away. In fact he may even suicide, or perhaps leaves town. Whatever happens it seems to be pretty final and it seems to be an act of sacrifice for her happiness and right to thrive.
    The song references a nursery rhyme Solomon Grundy - which you can Google.
    It is very beautiful, and very tragic.


    Junksteron April 10, 2009   Link

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