"Cinders" as written by and Blasko/cranny....
Slow falling whispers on pricked up ears
Slow burning cinders, three long years between
When we lit them in so much haste
High hazard seasons, houses laid to waste

Did you forget it all?
Do you listen when I call?
These fire trails lead north
And slowly back in time

Time has its reasons for letting go
Comes as it pleases. This new growth beneath
Where the branches are cracked and bowed
Covers the feelings these old scars still show

Did you forget it all?
Do you listen when I call?
These fire trails lead north
And slowly back in time

If only I could have escaped
Without turning back to take
Things that I could have replaced

You just can't return to these days

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    General CommentA relationship ('slow burning cinders') that started off maybe more quickly than they thought ('we lit them in so much haste'), but, like a forest fire, it proved to be more than they could handle and destruction followed, probably a lot of fighting ('high hazard seasons') and throwing of things ('houses laid to waste') - or maybe even just breaking up a family.

    The chorus.. she's talking to the other person in the relationship and wondering if they understand as much as she has upon leaving it, but it seems that they don't.

    Second verse is about remembering the past and uncovering maybe a new relationship to reveal the old, chaotic one. Like the 'branches are cracked and bowed', she hasn't completely healed and neither has the forest.

    The bridge details more on the relationship, where she realizes things could have been so much easier if she'd left early on instead of keep coming back to take what was hers, being in such close contact probably pulled her in again and that's why the relationship lasted so long.

    Anyway, great song. I never really understood it til I really thought about the lyrics.
    shikonaorion August 29, 2007   Link

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