The day I knew you’d not come back
I built this castle out of glass
But I could never understand
Where the windows and walls began and end
No, I could never understand
Where the windows and walls began and end

I built this colony of sand
Stretched out like fingers from my hand
With the waves coming in
In the morning, I had to build again
With the waves coming in
In the morning, I had to build again

The day I knew you’d not come back
I built this castle out of glass
But I could never understand
Where the windows and walls began and end
No, I could never understand
Where the windows and walls began and end


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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. It's the kind of song that I can't listen to without singing throughout the day. It makes me think of the death of a loved one (more so a lover) although it could really be about losing someone to any cause.
    When you know that they'll never be back again, you feel that you just cannot understand it. You try and hide within yourself, but your feelings can be seen by anyone who cares to look (like a person who lives in a glass home.. or castle). In the beginning, attempts to re-build your life never seem to work out, like sand being washed away by the waves.
    And so ends my first post ever.
    Endless_Rainon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentVery unusual for the band. Sounds like it was done after listening to a lot of cool jazz. Interesting jammed-out thing. Not characteristic of this band, but beautiful. I think it was done at the same session as "The Perfect Crime #1", but Colin doesn't sound drunk on this one. Then again, he didn't sound *completely* wasted on the other...
    Cynothoglyson January 23, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm pretty certain that "colony" is supposed to be "colonnade." A colonnade is a series of pillars- Which goes along with the whole "castle" lyric in the first verse.
    AlGoreRhythmson December 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's really amazing that they can have so many different sounds and still sound like themselves. You can get this song and The Perfect Crime #1 here mp3skull.com/mp3/…
    gabibbon February 18, 2011   Link

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