"Clarion" as written by and Fyfe Dangerfield Hutchins....
All the notebooks in the world can never hold the lives I hold
But I've gotta make them real
It's like covering a bird in solid steel
All of these thoughts that I conceal
Through silence

All the hearts in this red world can never hold the love I hold
But I'm throwing it away
It's like swimming in oceans made of clay
Swimming in circles 'round the bay
So blindly

Well feed me out to the lions
My heart's a liar
Feed me out to the lions

well I make excuses pass the buck
I play the crowd but it’s down to me not luck
When the lights are on

The dreaming clouds they’re living in
They try to hide their master fear
But their tears they catch on fire
And as they drop they dance with my desire
Don’t think a plane could get much higher
(plane could get much higher)
Higher than I do

Just on imagination, just on hope
Just on the thought that you will someday have a face
Give me a beat and real sound
Maybe some feet on this cold ground
To find you

Well feed me out to the lions
If I say this one more time
Feed me out to the lions

I beg, I hope, I wish, I pray
But that’s not gonna send me on my way
When the lights come on


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    General CommentThis is one of the best tracks on the album
    deltasunlighton April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEasily my favourite song on the album along with Falling Out Of Reach. It has to be up there with the amazingness of the first album. No idea what it means, like.
    sun-eyedgirlon May 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing. i think it's about how Fyfe's got it made on stage, but his life's slacking a bit.
    Inchicoreon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjk. i think this song is just about being an artist (having all the music and the ideas inside and needing to get them out and share them)
    Inchicoreon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commentfyfe said at a gig "this is a song about being a soft lad."
    nicky_kolon December 01, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI really think that the correct lyric is "give me meaning beyond sounds" not, "give me a beat and real sound". listen close.
    marie49on August 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits about love. he has everything but love. he writes about it 'my hearts a liar' and has the words but its not real 'when the lights come on'.

    the last verse says it all -

    Just on imagination, just on hope,
    Just on the thought that you will someday have a face,
    Give me meaning beyond sounds'
    Maybe some feet on this cold ground,
    To find you.
    kerryton November 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI saw the show where Fyfe "this is a song about being a soft lad". To me the song is from the perspective of a gay person who (1) isn't fully out (& "All of these thoughts that I conceal") & (2) is lonely & going wild from anticipation of who may be out there for him- that they may be real ("Don’t think a plane could get much higher Higher than I do Just on imagination, just on hope Just on the thought that you will someday have a face").
    steventodd7on July 06, 2010   Link

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