"Autumn Leaves Revisited (Demo)" as written by and Geoffrey/keeley Rickly....
The leaves will fall
And so will you
When you do, bury me under them too
Seconds pass, we'll make it through
Eventually we all go home
It won't be long
It won't be long

We walk along the wire tied between horizons
You close your eyes like it's nothing at all
Throughout the rise and fall, everything, everything
Changes, I will be here when you die

It won't be long
It won't be long
Until we find our way home

Did you hear the trumpets play the day your father died?
Did a violin swell those circles under your eyes?
Did you play the part straight, like a marcher?
Get lost in the beat, thinking and feeling
Did the drums in the streets make the people dance?
Or fall to their knees as the sound?
Knock the leaves from the trees
As they fall from the branch, the look beautiful
As they hung in the air

Spinning around
Did you float in the air?
Spinning around

There must be somewhere that cigarettes burn through the night
And the leaves don't abandon their trees to the light
Where the skies always clear
And the summer never ends

Won't you take me there?

The leaves will fall
So will you
When you do, bury me
Under them too
Seconds pass; we'll make it through

Eventually we all are going home


Lyrics submitted by NoLightToSeeBy

"Autumn Leaves Revisited" as written by Geoffrey Rickly Andrew Everding

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    General Commentthe leaves will fall and so will you
    when you do bury me under them, too
    seconds pass, I'll make it through
    eventually we'll all go home

    it wont be long (x2)

    I'll leave here for good. He's been waiting.
    Seven months left ‘til they bring home our baby.
    He swore he was paying for school.
    They shipped him over. Now he studders on the fine lines.
    He swore he would follow his conscience.
    The daughter only follows his orders instead.
    When he shoots, he sings a song.
    He doesn't know that she's been singing it too.
    it wont be long
    it wont be long till we find our way home


    We walk along the wall, tied between horizons
    you close your eyes like it's nothing at all
    Throughout the rise and fall everything, everything
    changes
    I will be here when you die

    Did you hear the trumpets play the day your father died?
    Did violins swell those circles under your eyes?
    Did you play the part straight like a march,
    or get lost in the beat, thinking and feeling?

    Did the drums in the street make the people dance?
    Or fall to their knees from the sound?
    Knock the leaves from the trees and fall from the branch;
    they were beautiful as they hung in the air

    spinning around
    did you follow me...
    spinning around.

    There must be somewhere that cigarettes burn through the night
    the leaves don’t abandon their trees to the light
    Where the skies always clear and the summer never ends

    wont you take me there?

    The leaves will fall and so will you
    when you do bury me under them too
    seconds pass, well make it through
    eventually, we all are going home


    ...and done
    bbp4life34on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry, I feel like a dick doing that. I had them for so long and wanted to put them up.

    On the side note, this song is about the father's daughter after he died in war. It's like she never knew her father. And she wants to be anywhere besides this hateful world.
    bbp4life34on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfixed
    NoLightToSeeByon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry that is so wrong.


    The leaves will fall
    And so will you
    When you do, bury me under them too
    Seconds pass, we'll make it through
    Eventually we all go home

    It wont be long…it won’t be long

    I live with a girl whos been waiting seven months now til they bring home her baby
    This war was paying for school. They shipped him over now he scatters on the frontlines
    He swore he would follow his conscience. But done the wrong way follows his orders instead
    When he shoots, he sings this song. But he doesnt know that she's been singing it too

    It wont be long
    It won’t be long til they find their way home.

    We walk along the wire
    Tied between horizons
    You close your eyes like its nothing at all
    Throughout the rise and fall everything, everything changes
    I will be here when you die.

    Did you hear the trumpets play the day your father died?
    Did the violin swell those circles under your eyes?
    Did you play the parts straight like a marcher
    Or did you get lost in the beat, thinking and feeling?
    Did the drums in the street make the people dance or fall to their knees from the sound
    Now the leaves from the tree's they fall from the branch
    They look beautiful as they hung in the air
    Spinning around
    Did you float in the air.
    Spinning around.

    There must be somewhere that cigarettes burn through the night.
    The leaves don’t abandon their trees to the light.
    Where the skies always clear, and the summer never ends.
    Won’t you take me there?

    The leaves will fall
    And so will you
    When you do, bury me under them too
    Seconds pass, we'll make it through
    Eventually, we all are going home
    promiseofdreamson March 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMinus the capitalization corrections, I still say you suck.
    bbp4life34on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is a masterpiece. I love this song. The instruments seem to actually mean something emotionally, while in most songs they are simply accomapanyment to the lyrics.
    Anyways....
    "They shipped him over. Now he studders on the fine lines."
    that line of the other verse is still correct, while the rest of what promiseofdreams has is correct, except for "But done the wrong way" that doesn't flow very well, but is close, but "daughter only" is just wrong

    He can sign up for the Military to pay for school, but studder on the finelines, as the young soldier may have not anticipated actually killing someone( which was the finelines), so he refused to kill conscienously, but to preserve his own life shot anyway. Seven months is a tour of duty more than likely so it's bring home her baby, (her son)
    Knife2aGunFighton March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe tracklist for the new album, A City by the Light Diveded, is out and it includes a song called "Autumn Leaves Revisited", which is almost certainly this song.
    eltroyo11on March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is amazing.

    Eventhough I think instead of "They shipped him over. Now he studders on the fine lines." it's "They shipped him over. Now he studies on the front lines."

    This song amazingly expresses how the war affects so many more people than just the soldier...it also comes across like Geoff is against War, just by the fact he inserts moral strife.
    The guy closes his eyes like it's nothing at all...because it is something...people shouldn't be killing people.

    I love this song.
    whitallyon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't wait to hear Autumn Leaves Revisited, if they improved this already perfect song like they did ATV, i will expect to be floored.
    Knife2aGunFighton April 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^^ My thoughts exactly
    eltroyo11on April 06, 2006   Link

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