"Rangers" as written by and Alison Loren/burton Sudol....
The paths have been crossed
The crumbs are gone and the way, and the way is lost
Melancholy phantoms eye our skins
Poison apples falling with the wind

Hear the sigh of the trees
Those who enter here never leave

And the rangers stream out of their cabins
They are the hunters
We are the rabbits
Maybe we don't want to be found
Maybe we don't want to be found

Further in and on we go
Sightless creatures tugging at our clothes
Cutting through the twilight, sword in hand
Strangers once united against the land

At the sound of the bells
They're pulling paper lanterns from their shelves

The rangers stream out of their cabins
They are the hunters and we are the rabbits
Maybe we don't want to be found
Maybe we don't want you tracking us down

The rangers stream out of their cabins
Raising their muskets
Flashing their badges
Maybe we don't want to be found
Maybe we don't want to be found

They keep hiding a quiet like
They'll keep sneaking
But they won't find us
They'll keep living a quiet life
You and I
You and I

The ranger scream out of their cabins
They are the hunters,
We are the rabbits
Maybe we don't want to be found
Maybe we don't want you tracking us down
The rangers stream out of their cabins
Raising their muskets,
Flashing their badges
Maybe we don't want to be found
Maybe we don't want to be found


Lyrics submitted by drfunk, edited by vittau

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    General CommentAmazing, amazing song. Personally my favorite of A Fine Frenzy's songs. Although for some reason is the least noticed! The meaning to the song is pretty straight forward. It's about being wanting to get away, do something extraordinary. But there "they" are. The unavoidable "they." They keep reminding the dreamers (possibly loves, thought it doesn't have to be) of reality. And no matter how deeper they run away, the rangers will always be sneaking, waiting to capture the dreamers.
    Beautiful pure vocals, great synthy piano. Just beautiful.
    misspotteron July 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHere are the actual lyrics...

    the paths have been crossed
    the crumbs are gone
    and the way and the way is lost
    melancholy phantoms eye our skins
    poisoned apples falling with the wind
    hear the sigh of the trees
    those who enter here never leave

    and the rangers stream
    out of their cabins
    they are the hunters,
    we are the rabbits
    but maybe we don’t want to be found
    maybe we don’t want to be found

    further in and on we go
    sightless creatures tugging at our clothes
    cutting through the twilight, sword in hand
    strangers once, united against the land
    at the sound of the bells
    they’re pulling paper lanterns from their shelves

    and the rangers stream
    out of their cabins
    they are the hunters,
    we are the rabbits
    and maybe we don’t want to be found
    maybe we don’t want you tracking us down

    the rangers stream
    out of their cabins
    raising their muskets,
    flashing their badges
    but maybe we don’t want to be found
    maybe we don’t want to be found

    let’s keep hiding, all quiet-like
    they’ll keep seeking but they won’t find us
    let’s keep living our quiet lives
    you and I
    you and I

    and the rangers stream
    out of their cabins
    they are the hunters,
    we are the rabbits
    and maybe we don’t want to be found
    maybe we don’t want you tracking us down

    the rangers stream
    out of their cabins
    raising their muskets,
    flashing their badges
    but maybe we don’t want to be found
    maybe we don’t want to be found
    isaiah4031on August 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "the crumbs are gone and the way, and the way is lost," according to the text on the cover of the demo.
    kmb187on July 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think that "It comes and goes and is lost" should be "The crumbs are gone and the way is lost." Like the bread crumbs in Hansel and Gretel? It would fit considering the context of the song and some of the references to fairytales; ie. "Poison apple", etc.
    sirensflashingon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSorry for the errors and without an edit option it will have to be that way for now. the lyrics were hard to find which is probably why they were never posted in the first place. I was anxious to hear peoples thoughts so getting the lyrics up started that process Again sorry. Amazing song! she is a very cool person... i think she will handle all the fame she will get over the next decades with grace. a rare thing in our times.
    drfunkon August 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about houw she wants to just hide in a hole with her love from "hunters" that either don't want them together or won't leave them alone.
    i love this song.
    somethingaboutnikkion August 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis made me think a little
    about "sophie's world"...
    rabbits and all.

    in any matter,
    this song is beautiful.

    it's obviously about not being found
    it's a lot about being completely lost...
    in a separate world.
    and "rangers" will always try to find you
    and "rescue" you from it.
    even when you don't want it. or need it.

    that's a little of my take, at least.
    alisonwonderlandon October 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone else get the vibe that it's about animal rights?
    mister care-too-muchon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI mainly agree with most of the posts already, saying that its about lovers who run away together, but I think that they are definitely underage, because of the
    "out of their cabins
    raising their muskets,
    flashing their badges
    but maybe we don’t want to be found"
    part. The line about flashing their badges makes me think of police being called on them, because the parents called them.
    FipsqueakFeeton January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI mainly agree with most of the posts already, saying that its about lovers who run away together, but I think that they are definitely underage, because of the
    "out of their cabins
    raising their muskets,
    flashing their badges
    but maybe we don’t want to be found"
    part. The line about flashing their badges makes me think of police being called on them, because the parents called them.
    FipsqueakFeeton January 06, 2009   Link

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