Foreign lands, I set out two years to this day.
Called you up just to hear your voice and relay.
I never saw that your face showed all of the signs,
How could I know in a voice through electric lines?

I won't stray out,
East, west, north or south
Take my word now,
Cower, leap out.

Sit back at home, as a smile on a guilty face.
Receiver's down, drawn the blinds, it's a darkened place.
Across the globe while I'm feeling so reassured,
Your open arms welcome what you've always ignored.

I won't stray out,
East, west, north or south
Take my word now,
Cower, leap out.

I won't stray out,
East, west, north or south
Take my word now,
Cower, leap out.

Going to take these two steps forward,
Then a step behind.
Going to wish you'd never noticed,
I can't leave this behind.

Going to take these two steps forward,
Then a step behind.
Going to wish you'd never noticed,
I can't leave this behind.

They'll always find out.
Of that there is no doubt.


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    General CommentAnother good song, I feel the lyrics are fairly straightforward - describing a long distance relationship where their partner is currently cheating or likely to cheat ("you open arms welcome what you've always ignored") and he is unaware because they only talk on the phone.

    I think it's 'cowardly bow' not 'cower leap out' and this further explains the way their partner is performing in the sense that they are keeping the relationship going by lying and insisting over the phone "take my word now" and then taking a "cowardly bow" because they are not bold enough to end the relationship.

    The last lines are a warning that cheating will always be discovered, and once discovered it can't be forgotten ("I can't leave this behind").
    Polka.doton July 01, 2008   Link

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