There is a short road that leads from there and here
Paved with broken glass from empty bottles
And the long road, that leads you back again
Is made of luck and circumstance
Of chance and accidents

Here at home with love that's waiting
I have found the life i need
But in June in the east
The summer heat can kill the weak and old
And in July, the celebrations, and the firework sky

There is a held note, I can never sing
It tears my throat and drains my lungs
There's been a long drought that's burning up the hills
Turning green to gold and brown
Shutting down these dusty towns

But I held the line, I stood my ground
And in the night, when the fading light took all away
I searched in vain, and I failed to find it
And in the day, when i could see,
It had gone away

We're shutting down these dusty towns
Burning down the memories
And watching the smoke rise
To the firework sky

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    General CommentUm, so, why hasn't anyone commented yet? And, why aren't these guys the most popular band in the entire world?! With regards to the meaning, I've always thought of the whole album as a sort of journey - and this is the end. This is where the singer has returned home from this journey to open arms and "love that's waiting" and thinks his life is now perfect. However, his memories haunt him - memories of a better, freer, more complete life, one he created for himself and one he has given up. So, he searches (I searched in vain, I failed to find it), but he can no longer regain what he once was. Therefore, the only thing for him to do is to "shut down the dusty towns, burn down the memories" and accept twilight has fallen over who he once was and a new chapter in his life has begun
    existentialredheadon August 23, 2010   Link

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