Pictures-- black and white, or colour.
There's a postcard sent from Heaven.
Says, "Make the most of never-never
Horizon starts right here
The future's always near."

And I,
I know this time is borrowed,
I try to remember and forget
My sorrow.

Celluloid, monochrome, or colour;
Don't want to end in tears.
I'll leave before my fear's confirmed,
Scared to love,
Wasted knowledge,
Gift to the grave.

These four walls are lost forever.
I could never be that clever.

Celluloid, monochrome, or colour;
Don't want to end in tears.
There's nothing left to discover--
Did I learn to walk too soon?
Is there time to turn the screw?
Survive destiny, Polaroid me,
What's left to say about yesterday?

I'll leave before my fear's confirmed;
Scared to love,
Wasted knowledge,
Gift to the grave.

These four walls are lost forever.
I could never be that clever.


Lyrics submitted by Morrigan619, edited by FrancoFerrer

Polaroid Millenium song meanings
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    General CommentThis is such a beautiful song. I dont know why but it really touches me every time i hear it. And it sonically, it's just epic.

    I know this is cliche - but it seems like something related to a breakup

    And I,
    I know this time is borrowed,
    I try to remember and forget
    My sorrow.

    maybe briefly getting back into a relationship, or visiting an ex's house, or snooping around the house of someone she's with trying to find something out that she doesn't want to find out.
    "I'll leave before my fear's confirmed"

    Backing out of a relationship before they can hurt you.

    "These four walls are lost forever" - being back in the person's place or thinking about an ex's house and realizing you cant go back - or even just metaphorically that you cant go back to where you were.

    Survive destiny, Polaroid me - like take a picture of NOW that will last forever, so this moment could be forever.

    Egh... that's the best i feel like doing.
    but i love this song.






    getmilesawayon December 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm with Getmilesaway: this is killer song. This is one of my melancholy go-to's and I love it so much.

    My take is she is looking through photo albums of past times. She is walking through her own memories of what was and could have been: of past loves, happier times, breakups and loss. Essentially she is looking at these memories and she is pining to return, but she knows what happens after these pictures were taken.

    She chooses to stop looking because she knows the reality of these losses is either too painful, or she feels it's somehow her fault for them. The snapshot of happiness isn't the whole story.

    The 'is there time to turn the screw' seems to me that she is asking herself if she can learn from the mistakes of her past.

    She is also caught in the realization that she can never go back to that place ('these four walls', and 'surviving destiny' comments) again.

    I also think it says 'scared to learn' not 'scared to love'. But I am not certain of that. It would fit better if it does say that. (At least my interpretation. :P )

    In the end, it is a lovely and wonderfully done song...
    doug113814on April 28, 2018   Link

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