"Not a Through Street" as written by and Anya Marina....
I don't remember much of anything
Of those years,
Kind of strange and kind of sad
Considering all the laughs
And all the tears.
Could it be this quiet cul-de-sac
Or the cynical moon?
Could it be the neighbor's cat watching
Me from the living room?

Either way, these days I feel so strange.
I remember you, so strange.
Do you remember me secretly?

So I comb the depths of the ocean floor
Of my memory, grasping onto some
Shell, some piece some evidence
Of you and me,
Sunlight streams in morning
Your head in the sheets
Dancing naked in the living room
(I still practice secretly).

I remember you secretly.
Do you remember me secretly?
I remember you secretly.
Do you remember me secretly?

You're a mile away
On your island, so close
Doing who knows what
With who-knows-who
Haphazard lovers don't
Seem to drown out your tune
It goes for me anyway
I don't know about you.


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"Not a Through Street" as written by Anya Marina

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    Song MeaningIt's been a while. Her recollections of him have blurred with time. She occasionally thinks of him, and wonders if he ever thinks of her. She tries to remember something about their time together, and the only memory that comes to her is of him basking in the morning sun and dancing naked with her in the living rooom. Which by the way is So reminiscent of a scene in the movie Lie With Me.
    lisathelugubriouson June 26, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaninga through street symbolises unrestricted flow. it represents events that are not kept track of. it represents things come and go, in a fashion that is easily forgettable and just part of the hustle and bustle of said street.

    but this is not a through street. some tiny events and recollections, happy or sad, are remembered with fondness or sadness. these little events are what's left of her memories of this relationship, what defines the relationships for her, and in a sense, these tiny recollections are what she has kept track of as she journeyed with her ex-lover as they passed down this street. since these events are remembered with clarity and emotions that they used to bring, it is not a through street, but a street that is cluttered and obstructed with many different memories, happy and sad. my eyes got a little wet typing this out.
    benjamenon September 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHaphazard lovers don't
    Seem to drown out your tune
    It goes for me anyway
    I don't know about you.

    the lovers that come and go after the ex lover do not make her forget about him. but she thinks it is only true for her, and she is not sure that it is the case for him.
    benjamenon September 07, 2010   Link

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