When I was chasing the fear away
I forgot to breathe again
In these moments we shine
Burn to ember every time

When I was trying to shelter
I forgot to rescue you
In these moments we drow
Take this rose with thorns to crown

Every time I fall I am ascending
Every time you call me near
Only when we slip the need is ending
Mirror I am letting go

When you were trying to save me
You forgot to let me go
In this freedom we found
Raining stars down to the ground

And with the truth in your hands
You concealed it with your lies
In this moment we drowned
Lost more than we ever found.

Every time I fall I am ascending
Every time you call me near
Only when we slip the need is ending
Mirror I am letting go...



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    General Commenti think this is just basically about a list of mistakes in a relationship that ended in its failure. so love. and the woman's sort of inability to let go of a relationship or a guy that clearly isn't right. it's beautiful!
    [music is life]on January 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's terrible this beautiful song wasn't ever officially released... but Dot Allison and MA have put it (legally) up on Dot's official site for download! dotallison.com/media/… Horray!
    hallospacegirlon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song has a lot of meaning to me,especially lyrically..because to me, it is talking about a relationship that went wrong, but yet still had some great times when things were good...even in the dark moments, things were ok sometimes, which is what makes you stay. it reminds me very much of my 5 year relationship with my ex boyfriend, when we were both strung out on heroin all the time...so it was like, if there hadn't been drugs, it would've been nearly perfect and great like it was before, but we made that terrible mistake and things were irreperable because of it...and yet there were great moments that would shine through, the moments you could kind of sense what things WOULD HAVE been like, if only...
    crushedbyeyelineron March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. They forgot the last part of the lyrics

    "I cut the orchid down.
    I cut the orchid down.
    Hold me now.
    I cut the orchid down.
    I cut the orchid down."

    Anyways, what thgis song means to moi, is resiliance.

    .

    .."When I was chasing the fear away.
    I forgot to breathe again...."- Looking after other things besides yourself

    "In this moment we shine.
    Burn to ember every time..."- we think we're doing good, but in the end it more harmful than good.


    "When I was trying to shelter.
    I forgot to rescue you."-- Looking after yourself and not the other

    "In these moments we drown.
    Take this rose with thorns to crown."-- Looking at ourselves now, we realise our mistakes. So we experience the pain before the beauty. Or the pain WITH the beauty. It's like irony, taking a rose to be pricked by it.

    "Every time I fall I am ascending."- The resiliance I spoke of earlier. Everytime you fall, you catch yourself and get right back up. You learn from your mistakes.

    "Every time you call me near." Everytime I come to you, I fall, but I pick myself back up.

    "Only when we slip the need is ending." When we see the other mess up, we don't want them around.

    "Mirror I am letting go...."- Do what I'm doing, I'm letting you go.


    "When you were trying to save me.
    You forgot to let me go."- The best thing to do is let me go.




    Gjestaron May 26, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"When you were trying to save me.
    You forgot to let me go."- The best thing to do is let me go.

    "In this freedom we found.
    Raining stars down to the ground."-- Being apart seemed like the end of the world.


    "And with the truth in your hands.
    You concealed it with your lies."-- Didn't want to face the facts.

    "In this moment we drowned.
    Lost more than we ever found."-- Doing this, we harmed the other more than helped.


    Every time I fall I am ascending.
    Every time you call me near.
    Only when we slip the need is ending.
    Mirror I am letting go....


    "I cut the orchid down.
    I cut the orchid down." - I ended it.

    "Hold me now." It's over, but now I need someone. Console me.

    I cut the orchid down.
    I cut the orchid down.

    That's just my insomniac interpretation-lol

    Hope someone gets something from this...

    -Dj Gjestar
    Gjestaron May 26, 2009   Link

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