"Beauty in Walking Away" as written by and Marie Christina Digby Dave Bassett....
A light shines off in the distance
A pale flickering glow
How many times do I have to dream that I could be there
The time is here and she won't be waiting for me to find the easy way out
I've lost count of the days that were wasted

[Chorus]
There's an answer in the sound of a train
There is wisdom past the bridge on the bay
There's a lifetime through the fog, in the rain
There's a beauty in walking away

I float on the streets that are empty
Take the path that the wind only knows
Tonight is the last time that I'll ever be here

[Chorus]

It's never quite simple, it's never that safe
It never seems perfect until it's too late
It's never the right time to find a new way

[Chorus: x2]


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"Beauty in Walking Away" as written by Marie Christina Digby Dave Bassett

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    General CommentBasically this song is all about accepting reality. In a sense that it's not always "depressing" or "frustrating" to let someone go and just move on with his/her life. If it's not meant to be then just walk away. From the song itself "There's a beauty in walking away."

    Just my two cents.
    ReeSeSon April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst verse definately rings of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book 'The Great Gatsby'. Donno about the rest...seems kinda random and not about much in particular, lol.
    silentexclamationon May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is inspired by Marie's life in San Francisco when she was attending Berkeley. She later dropped out after her first year to pursue her dreams. The song tells an important story in her life of whether she could make it as a singer.

    She refers to the train (the underground bart?), bridge to the bay (oakland bridge), through the fog (the usual coastal fog in San Francisco). This is definitely a song about her decision to drop out of Berkeley to pursue her dreams because she knows that if she waits any longer her opportunities will vanish.
    Musicislife1011on June 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthmm...this song definitely could be about her time in San Fransisco "tonight is the last time i'll ever be here..."

    I like how she leaves the story broad enough that almost anyone can stick their own story in it to match their own situation. It's a very uplifting song that reminds you that not all "bad" situations have to be bad. Good things CAN happen.
    >>amdmb91on June 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about walking away from somebody or something who has held you captive for a long period of time.

    "A light shines off
    In the distance
    A pale flickering glow
    How many times
    Do I have to dream
    That I could be there
    The time is here
    And she won't be
    Waiting for me
    To find the easy way out
    I've lost count of the days
    That were wasted"

    The light off in the distance represents happiness and freedom.. and how often she longed to achieve it. She knows she needs to stop looking at the "days that were wasted" and focus on the future.

    "I float on the streets
    That are empty
    Take the path
    That the wind only knows
    Tonight is the last time
    That I'll ever be here"

    She knows that the road to happiness won't be easy.. no one knows what the future holds and thats scary. But this is the last time that she is going to remain captive.

    "It's never quite simple
    It's never that safe
    It never seems perfect
    Until it's too late
    It's never the right time
    To find a new way"

    Again she knows that the road to freedom is not going to be easy. Its unpredictable. Even though she has been unhappy for so long at least she knew that it was safe and that it woudl always be the same. Its never going to be a good time to be brave and "walk away"

    "There's an answer
    In the sound of a train
    There is wisdom
    Past the bridge on the bay
    There's a lifetime
    Through the fog
    In the rain
    There's a beauty
    In walking away "

    She knows that something great waits for her. The train and the bridge represent the road she has ahead and the great things that lie beyond the road. Through the fog and the rain again represent hard times to come but she knows that moving on with her life holds beautiful things. "there is beauty in walking away."
    alysserron January 24, 2010   Link

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