"Bones" as written by and Mike Oldfield....
Over the tracks,
with a sack full of matches,
I'm gonna burn all the letters I've wrote.
Don't worry, darling,
I ain't brave enough to catch it,
this fire that's licking my hopes.
Besides, if I went up
like a soaked rolling paper,
I'd still be fast-burning-out.
And what's the use of a good, strong noose
when your problem's too much hanging around?
So I walked back crashing,
my pockets full of ash in
the latesummer moon's holy glow.
that loved me to death on the banks
of every river,
where every breath in brought me home.
'Cause if home's where hearts is
beating like a bird's wing,
then I've many homes and I should:
said a man who wasn't homeless,
"I'm always just traveling/
taking walks around my neighborhood."
Wisdom: it comes
but age don't unlock it.
You've got to spend all the passion you've found.
With more change in their heads
than in all of their pockets,
some can show you the way to slow down.
Sometimes we all need to slow down.


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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on the album... simply amazing...

    I like the fact that this band is actually lyrically stronger than most bands of the same genre, like Bright Eyes or Death Cab, and musically more beautiful.

    It's hard to say, for me, what this song about, but lines that jump out at me are:

    And what's the use of a good, strong noose
    when your problem's too much hanging around?

    ~pretty basic, why think about killing yourself, if you are only thinking that because you aren't doing anything.

    'Cause if home's where hearts is
    beating like a bird's wing,
    then I've many homes

    ~he gives his heart to many people & places, and that's why he is able to be happy.

    Wisdom: it comes
    but age don't unlock it.
    You've got to spend all the passion you've found.
    With more change in their heads
    than in all of their pockets,

    ~people with potential just need to exert their strengths in order to learn, instead of waiting to get old.
    kidsmoke91on August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely amazing.
    bakeoffson November 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWisdom: it comes
    but age don't unlock it.


    How true is this?
    JimmieNeverDieson July 25, 2008   Link

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