"These Living Arms" as written by and Jeffrey Scott/chatwood Martin....
So a crowd he gathered around us
I'm pining one last kiss
I'm struggling with the lifeline
In the shadow of this bliss
Patience my love it'll all be alright

But ain't it funny how the fates work
I feel cheated by the turn
Still this love it hovers over us
And the lessons that we've learned
Patience my love it'll all be alright

With your arms around me
You're singing softly
And I fade from memories
And move on

We were lost inside a wasteland
Of fools groping for the gold
I wonder if they'll think of us
Whlie they're still searching for their souls
Patience my love it'll all be alright

With your arms around me
You're singing softly
And I fade from memories
And move on

So never put it out my love
The spirit is the flame that burns within
And it'll all be alright

Sleep now is descending like a dream
Still I'm shaking from the softness
Of your skin
Hold on to me
And it'll all be alright

With your arms around me
You're singing softly
And I fade from memories
And move on
May nothing harm you
I'm still inside you
With my wings around you
You'll go on

Sweet lover go on
My love be strong

Lyrics submitted by Xia

"These Living Arms" as written by Jeffrey John Burrows Jeff Burrows

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    General CommentMan..The Tea Party just doesn't get enough recognition..

    Well..I think it's quite obvious what this song is about..two lovers that can't be together, with all odds against them, but prevail anyway...that's what I see anyway. I can relate to this song so well...I mean..the guy's voice..the words..just so amazing s.s

    Anyway, I'll stop rambling. But let's give these guys more credit. :O
    Xiaon November 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe tea party are basically only known in canada and australia, i don't think they've ever had an american deal.
    mayorbill11on November 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've always felt this song is about a couple of lovers where the man is dying, and the woman is comforting him (he's 'pining one last kiss', and 'struggling with this lifeline', ie struggling to stay with her for a few more moments). It also might be a violent, sudden death, like a car accident or something, because a 'crowd has gathered round' them. It's also evident how he resents his life ending (feels 'cheated by this turn', ie turn of events), but is grateful for the love that they had together.

    She's holding him and trying to comfort him, but he's telling her not to worry, and that everything will be fine. Note how she holds him with her arms, but he 'holds' (shields, whatever) her with his wings, as though he's an angel (hence the dying idea). There are other elements supporting the idea of the narrator dying, like 'sleep now is descending like a dream', and 'I fade from memory and move on'.

    The verse about the spirit being like a flame sounds like he's telling her not to give up, a sentiment that is repeated through the song, and at the end of the song, he's telling her to be strong, and go on (ie, get on with her life, and not be sad).
    lectricpharaohon October 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just really listened to this song for the first time today. Not sure why. We listen to Triptych/tour version constantly - family favourite... but today the words just really hit me and moved me in such a deep way. Especially:
    "with your arms around me
    you're singing softly
    and i fade from memories
    and move on
    may nothing harm you
    i'm still inside you
    with my wings around you
    you'll go on"

    Birchwindon October 13, 2011   Link

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