Butterflies with gilded wings this morning
Touched the red sun and the rain
On the bridge the workers pass in threes
And fours and fives
To my sleeplessness
Reflections after Jane

How I long to live inside a window
By the sighing motorway
Feel the city searching for my loneliness
In all the dust and glass
Reflections after Jane

And I see her all on a golden Sunday
With her hair so dark in the rain

Who is in the newspapers this month or week or year
My silent friend
I can starve my life into a deeper sleep
Remembering
Reflections after Jane


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    General Commenti have no idea when the clientele came along but this song his hauntingly timeless. does sound like it came a long time ago but its perfect if you wanna fall asleep. i have to admit these lyrics are genius almost poetic. maybe a song about the recollection of a beautiful girl. so awesome
    ...said sadlyon April 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe final verse is so depressing. Melodrama rarely touches me this much.
    countess of persiaon July 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this song is about receding into an apathetic outlook... Reflections after Jane referring to the reflective state following smoking pot (Mary Jane). He's in awe of natural or physical beauty, unable to connect with the people who surround him - merely counting the workers rather than identifying with each or any of them.
    As for the motif of sleep, I think anyone that's smoked a good amount of the stuff can attest to the fact that weed makes you sleep - but not always restfully, often leading to you waking up tired.
    As for starving his life into a deeper sleep - this is playing with the idea that your existence is divided between your life (being awake) and sleep... Unable to find rest, we see our speaker devote himself more thoroughly to portion.
    This song precisely captures the stoned melancholia of the everyday... I think "sad" is the wrong word to describe it.
    shadowplayedon September 07, 2016   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sad.
    "i can starve my life into a deeper sleep"

    i think that refers to a fairly literal sense, the less you eat the more you shrink away from life, i.e. a deeper sleep, to do nothing but remember his love
    soundofourboneson May 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the different moods to the clienteles songs. i just discovered them recently and i'm very glad i did. i think this song is about a friend, possibly a lover named "jane" who passed away and he's reflecting on that.
    driftingspiriton January 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI agree with driftingspirit I think it's about a lover named Jane who passed away.

    My name is Jane I'd like this song to be played on my funeral. lol.

    I also think it could be about an ex lover named Jane, who possibly moved away or broke up with him and wouldn't want to have anything to do with him (which often happens after a relationship has died).
    This song definitely reminds me of that time my ex broke up with me. It's a sad sickening feeling, all you do is just reflect on that person... it's sad.
    SweetJaneyandsweetsongson October 15, 2010   Link

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