Drank the dark wine of the New York night
My shattered mind across the borderline
Spent the night in someone else’s arms
Shed your love, shed your love
Shed your love, shed your love

On a subway train before the dawn
The ride was short but my thoughts were long
Couldn’t figure what got in to me
Shed your love, shed your love
Shed your love, shed your love

Headed out to leave it all behind
Escape it all to see what I could find
Told you on the phone across the sea
Shed your love, shed your love
Shed your love, shed your love

Fell off of the plane in Amsterdam
Shop the streets to find out who I am
Come on back to me, reality
Shed your love, shed your love
Shed your love, shed your love

Home again to find that you were gone
On a subway train before the dawn
Said that you couldn’t stay and wait for me
Shed your love, shed your love
Shed your love, shed your love

Drank the dark wine of the New York night
My shattered mind across the borderline
Spent the night in someone else’s arms
Shed your love, shed your love
Shed your love, shed your love


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  • +2
    General CommentI feel as though he is the love s/he has shed....and has lost his sense of self in the process.

    The lyrics expand that journey for him...
    shockdelicaon December 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother wonderful song on a great album. Everytime I hear this song it makes me think of Paul Simon...I think it's his voice
    ExtraMediumon October 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's something about having to cope with a love lost, having to get away and just going through the motions in trying to get over it.



    And I think the guitar on this song is just lovely...:)
    hennyjenon January 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely no question about the meaning of the lyrics... What I don't get is the random interjections of mesures in 2/4 time signature.. there is kind of a pattern, except that once or twice he adds TWO extra measures of 2/4 (or one 4/4)

    If you like the guitar, it's super easy, learn it :)

    ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/t/the_helio_sequence/…
    lostmybaron May 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful.
    crossandbellon January 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgoing through a breakup, and then hooking up with a random girl for a one night stand,
    misterclon May 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the song and i think it is about how everyone should give their love to someone else.
    doodles123on May 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's also about assuming someone will always be there for you when they rightfully shouldn't
    "Home again to find that you were gone
    On a subway train before the dawn
    Said that you couldn't stay and wait for me"
    it's completely over, which is hard to accept
    songgwiseon February 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt took me a while, and I could be wrong . But here's my take on this beauty of a song . This song has a lot to do with connections. Both making them and losing them. If you listen closely you'll hear the hum of a train,plain,motorcycle,etc..all these different avenues of travel represent different ways of staying connected. One can choose to get off and go home,or keep riding until they find the right connection. The person in this song is fighting with the idea that they may never find the right connection. A person whom they truly want to go home to every night. A person whom he can share his shattered thoughts with instead of traveling as a lone passenger. He's asking people to shed their love or atleast take pity on him, because even though it looks like he's distant he's trying the best he can.
    hearingtruelyon January 01, 2015   Link

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