A symphony of dying sings
Returning patrons to their seats
Dead opera hiss and roar the sky
Push and pulling satellites
Everybody's saying grace
To tidal waves and empty plates

We turn the clocks ahead
And hope to wake up

Well nothing feels like anything
And when it hurts you know it's love
Dead opera hiss and roar the sky
And when it hurts you know it's love
We tear at skin until it's gone
And when it hurts, you know it's love

We turn the lights down low
And watch the earth explode

(Well, I know about a million words,
so I always know just what to say)


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    General CommentOh, in addition to what I just said above:

    "We turn the clocks ahead
    And hope to wake up"

    Supposedly time heals everything...but not this time.

    This is very very depressing.

    Good thing I happen to love depressing music!
    tigermouseon June 16, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of the greatest synth-pop, or whatever you wanna call them, groups I've ever heard.
    DarcMurkeeon January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentah
    boats and birrrdson July 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think:

    To him, it's the end of the world, because he's lost the one he loved (a breakup, maybe?). "And when it hurts you know it's love." Sometimes you only realize how much you loved something when you had to lose it. Very very sad situation.

    But I can't really explain this part, "I know just about a million words, so I always know just what to say."

    Perhaps he's being delusional, saying he can figure it out, somehow figure out a way to fix the problem. But by the time he tries to find a solution, it's already the end of the song, and he's already left Earth, left this planet so to say. It's already too late to fix the breakup or take back what was lost.
    tigermouseon June 16, 2009   Link

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