Oh, leaves were falling
They're just like embers
In colors red and gold they set us on fire
Burning just like moonbeams in our eyes

Someone said they saw me
They said I was swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over the white clouds
That I was killing the blues
Just killing the blues

Well, I am guilty of something
That I hope you never do
'Cause nothing is sadder
Than losing yourself in love

Someone said they saw me
They said I was swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over the white clouds
Just killing the blues
Just killing the blues

Oh, when you asked me
Just to leave you
And set out on my own to find what I needed
You asked me to find what I already had

Someone said they saw me
They said I was swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over the white clouds
I was killing the blues
Just killing the blues

Someone said they saw me
They said I swinging the world by the tail
Bouncing over the white clouds
I was killing the blues
Been killing the blues
Just killing the blues


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    General CommentChris Smither's songs are awesome and this is one of his best even if he didn't write it. i have felt that this song meant losing a part of yourself in love/a relationship in a way that was detremental to yourself and in isolation you allowed your soul to be swallowed up somehow. instead of finding a way to grow personally for the good of yourself and the relationship you allow yourself to be swallowed up by what you think is love and so you dont just feel the blues from it all, you take the blues to another level by not taking positive steps and find a way out.

    Ok so that may be a little deep but when i first heard the song i kind of related to it in this way. but i would like to hear someone elses views (maybe chris smither himself!) about it. although artists usually shy away from explaining their songs!
    AFSouthon April 28, 2011   Link

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