"An End Has A Start" as written by Thomas Michael Smith, Christopher Dominic Urbanowicz, Russell Leetch and Edward Owen Lay....
I don't think that it's gonna rain again today
There's a devil at your side but an angel on her way

Someone hit the light 'cause there's more here to be seen
When you caught my eye, I saw everywhere I'd been and wanna go to

You came on your own, that's how you'll leave
With hope in your hands and air to breathe

I won't disappoint you as you fall apart
Some things should be simple; even an end has a start

Someone hit the light 'cause there's more here to be seen
When you caught my eye, I saw everywhere I'd been and wanna go to

You came on your own, that's how you'll leave
With hope in your hands and air to breathe

You'll lose everything by the end
Still my broken limbs you find time to mend

More and more people I
Know are getting ill
Pull something good from the
Ashes, now be still

You came on your own, that's how you'll leave
With hope in your hands and air to breathe

You lose everything by the end
Still my broken limbs you choose to mend

You came on your own, that's how you'll leave
You came on your own, that's how you'll leave

You came on your own
You came on your own


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"An End Has a Start" as written by Edward Owen Lay Christopher Dominic Urbanowicz

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  • +3
    General Commentgod, this is amazing.

    "When you caught my eye
    I saw everywhere I'd been
    And wanna go to."
    such. beautiful. lines.
    peonyandoceanon September 06, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, hello Ian Curtis reincarnated!
    ima_introverton April 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think they mean that it's better to dream because everything ends...
    I think you guys are too positive :)

    "He dreams of everything he wants to go to, but he knows he is going to die and everything will end"

    So start living!!
    superzinlooson September 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentawesome band!!! the'yre really freakin amazing!
    and this song is bloody brilliant...
    greyillusionon October 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI just stumbled upon this song and immediately was struck by the contrast between the uptempo music and the serious and somber meaning of the lyrics. Below is a line-by line explanation of the meaning(s) I see in it:


    I don’t think that it’s
    Gonna rain again today,

    -> Today is going to be better than yesterday.

    There's a devil at your side,
    But an angel on the way

    -> There is something evil or bad here now but something better coming.

    Someone hit the light,
    Cause there's more here to be seen,

    -> Two possible meanings: Someone shed light on the situation as people aren't seeing all there is OR someone turn the light out because there is more to see than you can see with your eyes alone.

    When you caught my eye,
    I saw everywhere I'd been
    And wanna go to

    -> This is love at first sight. When he saw her he saw his whole life up to that point as leading to meeting her. He saw being with her as his future (where he wants to go to).

    You came on your own,
    And that's how you'll leave,

    -> You were born alone and everyone dies alone.

    With hope in your hands,
    And air to breathe,

    -> Not sure here... maybe this described being born with nothing and dying with nothing... nothing but hope and the air we breathe.

    I won’t disappoint you,
    As you fall apart,

    -> He will be there for her as she is dying.

    Some things should be simple,
    Even an end has a start,

    -> She is probably asking "why me, why now?" He is saying there is no deep and meaningful reason... some answers are simple... everyone dies and learning that she is dying is the 'start' of that eventual 'end'.

    Someone hit the light,
    Cause there's more here to be seen,
    When you caught my eye,
    I saw everywhere I'd been
    And wanna go to

    You came on your own,
    And that's how you'll leave,
    With hope in your hands,
    And air to breathe,

    You'll lose everything,
    But in the end,
    Still my broken limbs,
    Will find time to mend

    -> Even though she is dying and going to lose everything she finds time to try to help him with his grief.

    More and more people I
    Know are getting ill
    Pull something good from the ashes now be still

    -> With all these friends sick and dying, he should remember the good things about knowing and loving them despite the 'ashes' of the loss and grieving and be at peace ('now be still')

    You came on your own,
    That's how you'll leave,
    With hope in your hands,
    And air to breathe,
    You'll lose everything,
    But in the end,
    Still my broken limbs,
    Will find time to mend

    You came on your own,
    That's how you'll leave, x2

    You came on your own x2
    af20902on November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Really looking forward to the new album after this.

    To me, this song is about being in denial about death, and the speaker in the song (Tom, I assume), trying to tell someone it's inevitable.

    "You came on your own and that's how you'll leave" - when we all die, we usually die alone, the same as when we were born into the World.

    I've had the song less than 24 hours, but in that time, that's all I can draw from it. I know it's wrong ;-).
    Rob¹on May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno, I'm pretty sure you're right... in various interviews with Tom he's said that people that he knows and is close to died or became ill and that in turn influenced the whole album, and "An End Has A Start" certainly seems to be a clear example of that...

    You came on your own
    That's how you'll leave
    With hope in your hands
    And air to breathe

    somehow those lines give me the 'going up in white light' sort of image, yet somehow defying death cos of the 'air to breathe' part... waiting for the new album is gonna be torture if the whole CD's as great as this...
    dustfingeron May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHE NEW ALBUM ROCKS..!!!

    THIS IS DEFINATLEY ONE OF BEST - ALONG WITH "THE RACING RATS" AND "SMOKERS..."

    album is far better than the first
    TrickSeeon May 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Someone hit the light,
    Cause there's more here to be seen,
    When you caught my eye,
    I saw everywhere I'd been

    And what I go to... "

    The most significant words of this song in my opinion..
    The need of believe in dreams..
    bluryfusionon June 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs far as I can tell the line is "and wanna go to", not "and what I go to" (as someone says above). I think this line means that seeing the person (male/female?) makes him remember his ambitions and where he wants to go to in his life.
    laylababeon September 12, 2007   Link

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