Sweetness, please try
The summer springs to mind, said I
Most of that night now escapes me, she replied

No, don't let in
For years of curious fear derived
Every night
We'll all set aside

A bomb adhered to memories

Sweetness, don't cry
The hurtful ones were meant to die

No, don't let in
For years of curious fear derived
Every night
We'll all set aside

A fire rite you like to watch

No, don't let in
For years of curious fear derived
Every night
We'll all set aside

She said,
”What if I said goodbye now?
What if I, not knowing why,
left you all behind on the ledge?”
I replied,
that I knew now
I was glad I did not push you off
that time on the ledge

And I'm still glad
I did not push you off
that time on the ledge


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    General CommentGorgeous.
    TheSpecialistInHopeon October 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMore people should listen to this song. It's a hidden treasure.
    cowbeefon April 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely beautiful.
    yacchuon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm still glad
    I did not push you off
    that time on the ledge

    :3 they give me hope. haha, that's so cheesy.
    but yeah. :3
    HWOntoFireon May 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti have no idea about the meaning, but it's lovely
    placebo_molkoon November 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt think this song is one of the best from mew, soo sweet and lovely and quite sad too.
    Maybe this song its about a love, but they are like ending the realtion ship.
    Theres some fears from the past and now they've had come and thats giving them problems, he dont want her to be afraid anymore, cuz he is with her and he has always been...He is asking her to not forget what they've passed trough.
    She has doubts about her love, she maybe has been trying to get another relation or maybe she is just sick of that love she has. When she said:
    ”What if I said goodbye now?
    What if I, not knowing why,
    left you all behind on the ledge?”
    For me she is saying "i dont really know if im still loving you, thats why i want to leave" she wants to leave him, but then this part:
    I replied,
    that I knew now
    I was glad I did not push you off
    that time on the ledge
    For me he had doubts at the begining but he afront them and he stayed for her and with her, and he feels glad even knowing that she is not sure if she wants to stay or not, its pretty sad cuz he knows what she feels and maybe he is desapointed about that, but still he loves her...
    Thats the meaning of this song for me. Sorry about my english, im not soo good at it.

    Perhaps this is a lovely song!
    dannyella156on December 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely love this song.
    iquitmysceneon October 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure that the line: A bomb adhered to memories

    should read: The Gunga Din of memories.
    liruichenon August 01, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThey're not cheesy! Bah. I adore this song.
    mmxxzzzzon November 28, 2009   Link

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