Everyone takes their place for you
Each one accepts their little part
So many words I can afford to give away
And I was expecting such a lot

Oh, and you're a long way from home
All of the thoughts you had were not your own
Even the time you came was somebody else's time
You draw a line between the lines

Don't you know that I wrote that
Before we said anything
And you take away the context
As if that'll make me see sense

A point, a start (stop) to give away
Compounding errors again and again
Some mistakes we make you wouldn't change
And I was expecting a change
I was waiting for a change

I'm reminded of something I never knew
Abstracted from a little taste
Of air between hours stopped and waiting for us
A breath tired of waiting for you
A breath tired and waiting for you


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    General CommentHi everyone - seeing other people's takes on the lyrics is pretty fascinating. Just for your enjoyment/amusement, here are the lyrics:

    Everyone takes their place for you
    Each one accepts their little part
    So many words I can afford to give away
    And I was expecting such a lot

    Oh, and you're a long way from home
    All of the thoughts you had were not your own
    Even the time you came was somebody else's time
    You draw a line between the lines

    Don't you know that I wrote that
    Before we said anything
    And you take away the context
    As if that'll make me see sense

    A point, a start (stop) to give away
    Compounding errors again and again
    Some mistakes we make you wouldn't change
    And I was expecting a change
    I was waiting for a change

    I'm reminded of something I never knew
    Abstracted from a little taste
    Of air between hours stopped and waiting for us
    A breath tired of waiting for you
    A breath tired and waiting for you
    dfieldmusicon May 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think it's kind of looking back at confusing situations ?

    i love this song.
    mel-luvs-tleon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so interetsing to listen to. i like it lots.
    GrungyBeatleon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA relationship that didn't end up the way that they wanted to is what this song means to me. Only the two people that this song are the ones that get the "context" of their relationship.

    Think of it this way, each person has their own context, we get what we do, we get some parts from other people and thats what makes us whole. "Everyone takes their place for you, Each one accepts their little part"

    This song is how one of them is far away from the other and without them together, things aren't really the same.

    "If I would say anything
    And you take away the context
    And our lives weren't the same since"

    After their relationship didn't work out, things just didn't work out the same for them.

    "And you take away the context
    And our lives weren't the same since"
    onefortysevenAMon July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMinor corrections:

    Everyone takes their place for you
    Each one accepts their little part
    So many words I can't afford to give away
    I was expecting such a law

    Oh and you're a long way from home
    All of the thoughts you had were not your own
    Even the time you came was somebody else's time
    But you're alive between the lines

    Did you know that I wrote down
    Before we said anything
    And you take away the context
    As if I don't make any same sense

    The points start to give away
    Compounding errors again and again
    See mistakes we made and wouldn't change
    I was expecting a change
    I was expecting a change
    I was waiting for a change

    I'm reminded of something I never knew
    Distracted from a little taste
    Of air between hours waiting for us
    A breath tired of waiting for you
    A breath trying and waiting for you

    Did you know that I wrote down
    Before we said anything
    And you take away the context
    As if I don't make any same sense

    Did you know that I wrote down
    Before we said anything
    And you take away the context
    As if I don't make any same sense
    TheSaneLunaticon March 07, 2010   Link

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