"Requiem" as written by and Jeffrey John/martin Burrows....
And you say life is bitter sweet
You've tried so gracefully
But its faceless company has let you down
Say it comes to this
All the things you'd miss
A requiem won't change your fate

Lost and they set you free
Concerned by what they'd see
And you begged on bended knee
Still they let you down
Say it comes to this
All the things you'd miss
A requiem won't change your fate

It passes over you, passes over

Say it comes to this
All the things you'd miss
A requiem won't change your fate
It passes over you
Passes over you
Passes over
So soon
This requiem


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"Requiem" as written by Phil Coulter Bill Martin

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    General Comment"I said that 'Soulbreaking' is probably the most beautiful song the band's written to date. I believe that 'Requiem,' more so than 'Walking Wounded,' is the most powerful song The Tea Party's done to date. And again, to go back with the first song, 'The Interzone,' there's a very tragic irony to that. It's more potent now, given the light of events, than it was when it was written. Same thing could apply with 'Requiem,' where in classical music, a requiem is usually a mass or piece of music dedicated to a loved one who's passed away or a very grand person. A requiem is usually written for this person. And in this case, the whole song, the positive message about this song, is to avoid the requiem. The people that feel that life is beginning to be a little bit too much, especially in these times now, you can only imagine how the people in New York and the families, what they're going through and having to deal with, a positive part of this song is when I'm singing, 'This passes over.' This will pass, too. The song is quite literal, it seems for itself, and it's about avoiding something called a requiem." - Jeff Martin
    penguin_empresson March 22, 2006   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's about suicide. More specifically, talking one out of it.
     
    "And you say life is bitter sweet... You've tried so gracefully, but its faceless company has let you down."
    "Lost and they set you free. Concerned by what they'd see and you begged on bended knee. Still they let you down..."
    Saying that you tried so hard, but life has still fucked you over and noone helped you out.
     
    "Say it comes to this?"
    I trust you understand what he means by "this"?
     
    "Say it comes to this? All the things you'd miss. A requiem won't change your fate; it passes over so soon."
    A requiem is like a funeral. He's reminding you of the things you will miss out on and he's saying that death will not fix your problems.
    AbominableMallninjaon March 15, 2012   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds to me as though its a funeral song to a loved one from the dead one

    groundbreaking

    at first it sounds kinda like "ya im gone and i know its depressing" then toward the end its like a sunrise of new hope on the earth saying "carry on"
    4iedcravenon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds to me as though its a funeral song to a loved one from the dead one

    groundbreaking

    at first it sounds kinda like "ya im gone and i know its depressing" then toward the end its like a sunrise of new hope on the earth saying "carry on"
    4iedcravenon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis sounds to me as though its a funeral song to a loved one from the dead one

    groundbreaking

    at first it sounds kinda like "ya im gone and i know its depressing" then toward the end its like a sunrise of new hope on the earth saying "carry on"
    4iedcravenon December 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsorry didnt mean to post that thrice
    4iedcravenon December 04, 2007   Link

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