shes barely moving now
warming in the sun
warming in the sun
i left her colder now
and almost anyone
warming in the sun
warming in the sun
and the light she finds is golden
and i cant take my eyes away
but im no longer welcome
and this is not my place to stay
cigarettes fill my lungs
one by one by one
and i wish spring would come
warming in the sun
and i play these songs without you
in an empty space
with the guitar that you brought me
pulled from a velvet case

persephone
persephone
can you help me?
can you help me yeh?

persephone
cant you stop all the bleeding?
persephone
can you?

did i hear you scream?
while i was singing in a dream?
naked by your side
the one place i never lied
and all that i can give you is an open door
and all that swings too lightly won't beam through any more

persephone
persephone
can you help me?
can you help me?

did she pass this way?
maby not today

persephone can you help me?

i pushed away a summer breeze
i want the promise of a real spring
free and born again
help me

old emotions are coming back to me

i sit by myself
memories, all i want
in the last light of the sun


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    General CommentHere is the true meaning:

    Stephan was dating Charlize Theron, and he told her he wouldnt marry her, so she broke up with him. In the song it says "she is warming in the sun... I left her colder now". So anyway, she ended up with another guy, and he says "and the light she finds is golden, and I cant take my eyes away, but im no longer welcome, this is not my place to stay" Just shows his jealousy over the other guy, and how he wants her back. Going to sping, means that he wants her back.
    So this song is another song about Charlize like most of Out of the Vein, which also explains it, because this song was suppose to be on that album.!!
    balex91on October 17, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti know this is just a song that didnt make the Out of The Vein final cut but its amazing and i want the new album noooooooooooooooow. This song talks alot about the longing for spring/summer/sun/warmth maby its about somebody suffering from seasonal deppression and it seems he is calling out for the help of this one girl 'persephone' but it seems she wants something else and/or wont help him because she wants something else and he is left all alone by the time spring arrives 'i sit by myself, in the last light of the sun'
    zedzedBadnustyon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFirstly i want to agree with and THANK zedzedBadnusty for posting this awesome song
    i think its about moods and relating to weather but knowing stephan he could be relating it to something else completely
    This song sounds more like their old style from the first two cd's when they still had kevin (sorry he had to leave he was awesome) so it gives me some hope for the next cd :)
    SolaceMarineon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalso i dont think he says "all the motions coming back to me"
    i think it is "old emotions coming back to me" at least that is how it sounded live
    SolaceMarineon May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcheers solace listening to it again id have to agree with you, what an amazing song id love to hear it live you lucky turd! new cd will be amaze.
    zedzedBadnustyon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits great to see there are still some hardcore 3eb fans out there! i jus gotta hold of this song now n needless to say im in love with it. i think this song is about a place to where a guy has returned and is thinking about all the seasons (a year or years) spent with his x-gf. All the emotions are coming back to him and he wishes she would feel the same emotions too but she has a new light (probably a new guy) and all he can do is just sit here and think about the old days wishing she'd come back to him
    lostnwastedon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPersephone is the goddess of the underworld in Greek mythology. She is the daughter of Zeus and Demeter, goddess of the harvest. Persephone was such a beautiful young woman that everyone loved her, even Hades wanted her for himself. One day, when she was collecting flowers on the plain of Enna, the earth suddenly opened and Hades rose up from the gap and abducted her. None but Zeus, and the all-seeing sun, Helios, had noticed it.

    Broken-hearted, Demeter wandered the earth, looking for her daughter until Helios revealed what had happened. Demeter was so angry that she withdrew herself in loneliness, and the earth ceased to be fertile. Knowing this could not continue much longer, Zeus sent Hermes down to Hades to make him release Persephone. Hades grudgingly agreed, but before she went back he gave Persephone a pomegranate (or the seeds of a pomegranate, according to some sources). When she later ate of it, it bound her to underworld forever and she had to stay there one-third of the year. The other months she stayed with her mother. When Persephone was in Hades, Demeter refused to let anything grow and winter began. This myth is a symbol of the budding and dying of nature. In the Eleusinian mysteries, this happening was celebrated in honor of Demeter and Persephone, who was known in this cult as Kore.
    lostnwastedon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know when this new album is coming out??? i feel like we've been waiting sooooo long
    3ebLoveron May 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBy the way, these are the Lyrics...they're about the same as whats on there but these are from the band

    She's barely moving now
    Warming in the sun
    I left her colder now
    Than almost anyone
    Warming in the sun

    And the light she finds is golden
    And I can't take my eyes away
    But I'm no longer welcome
    And this is
    Not my place to stay
    Ciggarettes fill my lungs
    One by one by one
    And I wish spring would come
    Warming in the sun

    And I play these songs without you
    In an empty space
    With the guitar that you brought me
    I pull from a velvet case

    Persephone
    Can you help me?
    Yeah
    Persephone
    Can you stop the moment bleeding
    Persephone
    Can you?

    Did I hear you scream
    Well I was singing in a dream
    Naked by your side
    The one place I never lied
    And all that I can give you
    Is an open door
    And it all it swings to lightly
    I won't be through there anymore

    Persephone
    Persephone
    Can you help me?
    Yeah
    Did you pass this way
    Maybe not today
    Persephone
    Can you help me?

    I pushed away your summer greed
    I want the promise of a real spring
    Being born again
    Help me

    All emotion's coming back to me

    I sit by myself
    And memories all are one
    In the last light of the sun
    3ebLoveron May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song has a deep meaning of loss and rebirth. I think hes reffering to the tragic story of persephone, how she ended up bound to the underworld part of her life. It seems like hes sad because she gone away, whomever she is; likely an ex, and he wants the spring to come to maybe bring her back, so he sits waiting, in the role of Demeter.

    I always liked third eye blind, but the last year ive really started delving into their lyrics and i have to say they are awsome.
    pyleppon May 24, 2006   Link

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