"Autumn Leaves Revisited" 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


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

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    General CommentBeautiful, beautiful ending to the album. I do slightly miss the I live with a girl who's been waiting..." part in this one but overall this is an excellent track.
    Knife2aGunFighton April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI miss that part too Knife, it was my favorite part of the song :(
    NoLightToSeeByon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti loooooove this song. maybe itsa good thing that i never heard the demo?
    dvision ston April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti never heard the demo too! but this song is awesome
    Loaded_Friendon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah it prolly is a good thing you never heard the demos cause it's better. I think I'll replace it with the real thing on all my playlists
    Knife2aGunFighton May 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor shame. You shouldn\'t replace it. This is just a \'purdy\' song. I find no flaw in this track what-so-ever. I have the demo version but didn\'t play it often because Thursday said they were going to change it and I didn\'t want to get used to hearing them that way. They warned you! hahaha. This is possibly my favorite track off this record. It is just so beautiful.

    Geoff also said he had been working on this song for a long time, that it was the first thing wanted to play when he picked up a guitar-if you heard the podcast. I assume that it must have some profound meaning to it because of that...well all the songs seem to...but even more so? I don\'t know what I\'m saying anymore.
    Shaolin2419on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I didn't say there was a flaw with the album version but I just prefer the demo so much more. They are bothe beautiful. And you're right they did warn us. haha
    Knife2aGunFighton May 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis version is amazing. I still love the demo, but this one just has a magic to it as well. I'm glad I have both versions. The old one is great and this one definitely fits the album itself better.

    I love that riff after "it won't be long 'til we find our way home". I wish I could listen to 6 minutes of just that.

    I think this song's about a girl who's father died at war.

    One old lyric that works with it was
    "When he shoots, he sings this song, doesn't know that she's been singing it too."

    then of course the whole "did you hear the trumpets play the day your father died..." and the whole song has the metaphor of the father dying like the leaves do in autumn. And the daugter wishes it would always be summer so the leaves would never die and fall from the tree. (Like the dad dying, falling from the family.)

    just my thoughts.
    sinnedohon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalbum version < demo
    datical11on May 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti havent heard the demo but i probably should. anyways the main music of this song is awesome like the whole slow guitar hing. it reminds me of a kid in my class who plays the guitar and he made something that reminds me of this. awesome song but it doesnt really "start" until the line
    "did you hear the trumpets play...."
    5withabulleton May 27, 2006   Link

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