Welcome to the lost brigade - lost, but pursuing.
Fragments to protect the day from badness and ruin
And this one's for the makers who have made, only to be made
By the takers who delayed, later to declaim
Who will be beatified, and who sees a line and files along?
Who won't let tomorrow die, and who keeps the vision moving on?
In this land of grand decay, we resist here,
13,040 days, I have been here.
Walking sticks and screaming bricks might leave you winded,
But when you vindicate the last, the next is defended,
So, reckless and directionless, just get in line and file along.
Resolutions live and die, but every memory of mine's a song.
So when my mind begins to turn, turn in confusion,
Will I find that I have earned your absolution?
Yes, when my mind begins to turn and returns in confusion,
There are gifts I'm to discern here, in profusion:
Because every little memory has a song.


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    General Comment13,040 days is equal to 37 years.

    Being about Ted's age with Living with the Living came out.


    I just think this song is about the need to continue on even when things arent that great around you. And the way to continue on, with music.

    Ted is a genius.
    votre_mereon March 19, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeaaaah he is a geius.

    i think what he might be talking about it quite literal. maaaaybe its to do with being tipsey at least, and thinking about the past. idk i mean when im trasshed and think about what i miss theres Always a song to it. and when i saw him in consert he devoted angels share to that little bit of liquor in every bottlle. he ment the next day, if you drink liquor you know whatr he means. lol ever since i dont drink that saying its the angles share haha.

    haha, rock on ted
    berte874on September 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti just love how he goes on and on and on "every little memory has a song" just like in little dawn when he kept repeating "it's alright, it's alright"


    "reckless and directionless, just get in line and file along."
    -- he's telling the lost brigade to just obey, do what they're told.


    every memory of mine doesn't have a song, but every memory of ted might since he's been making music for however long. all of his life, music has been it for him, and it's all he remembers about anything.

    i'm too high to interpret the rest of this song right now... i'm too caught up just listening to this beautiful piece of music to feel anything else but happy about it.
    trypticsoyagaron February 24, 2009   Link

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