Could you tell me the enchantment and say goodbye
I met a girl called disillusionment

Could you tell her I made the headlines
says 'boy draws wings on everything'

Could you tell her to check the headlines
says 'boy finds angels in the river'

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for 29 years

Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for 29 years

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for 29 years

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you



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    General Comment:Could you tell her I made the headlines
    says 'boy draws wings on everything'

    ^ Why is that so awesome
    ireallylikebagelson June 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:hamlet.
    people discussed this a bit on the slow show page, but it makes even more sense listening to this song.
    hamlet is 29, he is singing to Ophelia, the swan who dies in the river.
    and what better word can be used to describe the Hamlet's relationship with Ophelia than disillusionment?

    and then these lyrics are used for Slow Show on Boxer, which is really an album that hopes to define the feeling of being unsatisfied, disillusioned and inadequate.
    johnathonfiskon March 22, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning:I can definitely see johnathonfisk's meaning being right, but I also thought about this one.

    I think this song is about a man finally meeting his his love at age 29. Throughout his life he has been thinking about that girl, although he never knew who she was. But he knew that he would meet his love eventually, he just never knew when or who it would be.

    You know I dreamed about you
    For 29 years before
    I saw you
    You know I dreamed about you
    I missed you for 29 years

    Lots of people dream about their perfect guy/girl before they meet them, and the lyrics fit it perfectly.
    Miniemetooon February 03, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Is that supposed to be a record player skipping in this song?
    lukewagoneeron July 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:yeah
    SummerAnticson November 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:isn't this slow show?
    aniseon February 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Are you sure the lyric isn't "My swan will never sing" - "I have no heart, the swan is gone, and now I wear the wings" ?

    And as for the comment above, branch out from Boxer a little and you'll know this is NOT Slow Show.
    ambushedbyasnailon February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:it's interesting that he repeats these lyrics for Boxer, i'm sure there is some sort of symbolic progression there but I'm too lazy right now to think of it.
    BabyBritianon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Is that supposed to be a record player skipping in this song?

    No, it's a guitar scratched with a fork.
    SuperSistaon July 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Firstly I like Johnathanfisks interpretation, and i used to think the same as Miniemetoo.

    I always thought it was 'could you tell lady enchantment I said goodbye- i met a girl called disillusionment'

    I think that this is a song ultimately about regret... he misses lady enchantment because he is now with 'a girl called disillusionment'. He is still in love with L.E. as 'I run up to the rainbow girl
    just to pass her by' but at the same time for one reason or another, he feels bound to stay with the other girl,or maybe like Ophelia, his ideal woman is dead, 'but I'l never have a change of heart' and therefore 'my swan will never sing' (or maybe like Ophelia she is dead). his further regret 'I have no heart, my swan is gone'. All he has left is the dreams of the the woman he loves 'and now I wear the wings'. By comparing himself to the swan he is showing his own imaginary world, the association between the wings and flying insinuates that he still dreams of this girl, even though he dreamt about her for 29 years'.

    I think the part of the song that is repeated in boxer is showing that he has over come his regret and disillusionment, as this can be interpreted differently without the context of the rest of the song (29 years, not slow show). In slow show I think Miniemetoo's interpretation is correct.
    nudeynudiston March 23, 2011   Link

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