The promise

Three in a row
But you can do more
You know some of the rules
But you can't be sure

Random events
Or skillfully staged?
Arrival of a new guest
A mask in the haze

For multiple happiness
Copy these lines
Remember the code
And follow the signs
Behind the curtain
Waits another surprise

Suddenly you smile
And turn to look at me
Did I just learn to walk?
You're dancing I'd say

Will we learn to fly
Or fall and fade away
Trust your heart, my love
Wake up the dreamer

Suddenly you smile
And turn to look at me
Did we just learn to walk
We're dancing, I'd say

If you're afraid to fly
Or fail and fade away
I will hold you tight
I'll never walk away

Three in a row
And still you want more
Man or machine?
Real of in dreams?

Follow the rules
And enter the stage
Soon you will vanish
Into the haze


Lyrics submitted by LaLaLogic

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    General CommentI think it's about the moment you realize you're in love with someone. They have a sexual relationship, but "suddenly you smile and turn to look at me."
    LaLaLogicon October 13, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationThis seems to be about an established couple secure in their relationship who have started exploring swinging or polyamory. The song's narrator seems to have some prior experience in this and is aroused by the idea of his partner sharing pleasure with others -- not in a cuckold sense, but rather being aroused by his lover's arousal regardless of who it's with (i.e. compersion). His lover is new to this and started out rather nervous and uncertain, but after a few encounters is starting to gain self confidence and revel in it, supported by his assurance that it is not a threat to their primary relationship.
    SubGothiuson July 12, 2013   Link

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