I peeled the shirt from your back, had a look at your scars. They healed over so well that you forget where they are, but they radiate like stars.

When the cataract falls from the darkening air, and the bones of the earth have all been laid bare, then heaven is right there.

And in the mountain laurel, yes, I loved you, oh, and yes I watched the blossoms fall.

We will stand in the waves while the colors all run, and our minds fill with light until we start to go numb.

And then we'll let it come.


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  • +2
    General CommentIt may be about loving someone while the world is ending, despite the fact that the world is ending.
    milk_and_honeyon September 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is kind of obvious but maybe I'm wrong.

    It's about sharing yourself with someone completely and loving them fully.
    Forgivenon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI also think it's about death in a way:

    "When the cataract falls from the darkening air, and the bones of the earth have all been laid bare, then heaven is right there."

    "We will stand in the waves while the colors all run, and our minds fill with light until we start to go numb.

    And then we'll let it come."

    Couldn't it be that he is thinking of his one and only love, which he lost somewhere along the road, at old age, when he's about to die soon?
    martijnon August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me it's about living together through something awful.
    Anyway, I love this song, the first verse especially.
    voldermaniaon January 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse is one of my favourite lyrics. It just creates this really beautiful image in my head, of something horrible like scars turning into something beautiful that's part of who you are.
    Spifficalon January 30, 2011   Link

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