A silhouette passing by in front of your eyes.
Someone walking through the crowd,
That's just her body, it's not her.
Just a reflection of a time that's lost.
Memories painted as the contours of,
Someone you once would have died for.

A sound makes it through the constant noise.
A voice so familiar,
But the words they're not the same,
As the ones she used to say.
The sentences they're not how
They used to be,
Though still as beautiful,
They're not meant for you.
So how did it feel tonight
As the streets became yours?
The streets of the city,
In which our stories were written.
So how did it feel like,
Your hand in someone else's hand,
Your features of your face,
On someone else's mind.
The breath of another as,
As the last sound you'll hear before sleep,
As the first you hear at dawn.
How will that feel like?
Will it make you feel alive?

There's so much pain in here,
There's too many,
Left from back when,
The days still left us with,
These little things,
That kept us trying.

There's so much pain in here,
There's too many,
Left from back when,
The days still left us with,
These little things,
That kept us trying.

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Swimming Eyes song meanings
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    General Commenti love this song. the lyrics are absolutly stunning and probably hit a truth in those people who have experienced this. its so hard- when you see that person after so long its almost in slow motion and in that split second you recall all those times you once shared but realise they happened and have to stay in your memory because this person is no longer the same.

    i think the slight change at the end is amazing because you know that person you once loved has changed and thats painful- i think the girl in the realtionship feels this too and this is why theres a girl singing. :)
    sayiton March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is a song about seeing someone you are attracted to, and you go on to take them to your bed, but in the morning you realize that the things you carry from your life are interefering.
    AugustOfOmahaon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about someone you loved (unrequited or not) a long time ago and then seeing that person again. its about realising that they may be the same person but...they've changed and those feelings you had just arent there anymore...thats just my personal response....its just a very beautiful song in my opinion...
    Angharedon June 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Anghared. Its about a person that you loved and now that person has moved on. However, when he says that 'there is so much pain in here..', I believe that the feelings are still very much there, although the other person has more or less become indifferent/moved on. A great song with nostalgia, grief and a sense of loss all mixed in it.
    Fade_2_Blackon June 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think is when you are still in love with one person, but when you see him, or her, you realize that he's different, that now he's with a new life, that he forgot you. He moved on. Even you have the same feelings, you just cant do anything, just keep dreaming, but you cant have him back, and even if he stills remind you, even a little, theres nothing you can do, cause that time is lost. yeah i think that :)
    al;on July 13, 2006   Link

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