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I'm leaving
For Phoenix, Arizona
As the yellow sun
Collapses to the ground

And blink
As stars ?? into ashes
And all the words you're searching for
Don't have a sound

It doesn't have to mean goodbye
When I'm gone
It doesn't have to break our hearts
To move on
We've lost a thousand loves
In a thousand lives before
This is just one more

A memory
Fades in and out of focus
The color's not as crisp
As they once looked

And all the time and space
That's gotten in between us
Has turned us into characters
From forgotten books

It doesn't have to mean goodbye
When I'm gone
It doesn't have to break our hearts
To move on
We've lost a thousand loves
In a thousand lives before
This is just one more

Cry whatever tears you have to cry
My lonely friend
Shimmering as brilliant lives spin by
And some things end
And some things end

It doesn't have to mean goodbye
When I'm gone
It doesn't have to break our hearts
To move on


Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84

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    General CommentWell, basically in this song he's trying to say that he's going away, and it's sad for his girlfriend and himself to be leaving, but he clearly states that this is not the end, that it really doesn't mean goodbye forever, when he goes. He also says that his girlfriend may as well be speechless to what he just annouced hence the "And all the words you're searching for don't have a sound". He also talks about the memories, that are now fading in his mind. He tells his girlfriend to cry if you're lonely, but if she does this, she will be caught in that moment forvever, while other people live on. And that is pretty much all i could get out of this.

    One of my many favorites from The Hanks
    whoxkilledxmusicon March 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correctionthe second verse goes

    "you blink
    as dust collects on your eyelashes
    and all the words youre searching for
    dont have a sound"
    stephdraperon October 30, 2010   Link

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