The times we had
Oh, when the wind would blow with rain and snow
Were not all bad
We put our feet just where they had, had to go
Never to go

The shattered soul
Following close but nearly twice as slow
In my good times
There were always golden rocks to throw
At those who admit defeat too late
Those were our times, those were our times

And I will love to see that day
That day is mine
When she will marry me outside with the willow trees
And play the songs we made
They made me so
And I would love to see that day
Her day was mine



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"Postcards from Italy" as written by Zach Condon

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  • +5
    General Comment:One word... "saudade"
    Huizingon July 18, 2007   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:Oh how I love this song. Beautiful piece. It's sounds to me like he's remimiscing about a girl from, ummm, Italy, and wanting to be with her but they're far apart and communicating through postcards. The lyrics posted look pretty accurate, except for "the chattered soul" doesn't sound right.
    tybeeson May 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:It's such a pretty song. I get a real Jens Leckman vibe from it actually.

    The third verse just makes me wibble. I do not care whether people will accept wibble as a word, it's what it does. He's singing about wanting to marry a girl and his voice is so beautiful. Zach Cordon
    Pacon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:it is like i can actually see the way he looks at her and feel the way he feels when he looks at her.

    wonderful!!!
    slinkstersarson July 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:ah, but exactly! you can feel what he feels, exactly. it's as if you could actually touch his feelings. they have shape, they have colour, they have weight. like a dream that's a bit too real.

    soft and sweet :)
    murielon September 12, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:It's been said, but this is truely the most beautiful song I have ever heard. I could listen to it forever, and never be let down.
    life_is_sweeton April 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is one of the best I've heard in many years... the vocals truly seal it
    cgnjnyon April 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation:Personalmente creo que habla de un amor, un amor que llegó a su fin y él simplemente lo recuerda y la recuerda a ella. Recuerda los buenos momentos que vivieron
    "We put our feet just where they had, had to go
    Never to go" para mi hace referencia a que en su momento ambos creyeron ir bien encaminados, que ambos tenían su futuro planeado juntos pero que finalmente nunca se logró, nunca pudieron caminar por donde querían por donde soñaban.
    "The shattered soul
    Following close but nearly twice as slow" es como si quisiera decir que el triste final que destrozaría su alma siempre estuvo, pero su relación fue duradera (but nearly twice as slow)
    Y en la última estrofa es, personalmente, algo que él sabe que no pasará pero si fue algo que estuvo en sus planes y que le gustaría ver como las proyecciones de ambos se hacen realidad.
    unpocomason May 14, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:I listen to this song to remember how is it to be in love..
    Marty33on June 08, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:beirut are opening for jens lenkman in NYC on july 21! i am travelling from toronto for that show.
    talbot yancyon June 08, 2006   Link

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