One day I’m going to leave this city
And you can follow me.
Find the places without city lights
Wherever that be.
Wherever that be.

You tell me we’re living half asleep,
Loving in and out of a dream.
If our past is the cloth,
our future’s the seam.
Future’s the seam.

Am I reaching you?
We’re growing, we're growing, we're growing, so very fast.
Are you reaching me?
With everyone, everyone, everyone, as their own broadcast.

One day you’re going to leave this shell and
Wander in and out of the day.
A ghost of forgotten guilt and forgotten pain.
It's what the lonely say.

You tell me we’re living the life of the meek
Buying into clouds of steam.
If our ego’s the cloth,
Our folly’s the seam.
Our folly’s the seam.

Am I reaching you?
We’re growing, we're growing, we're growing, so very fast.
Are you reaching me?
With everyone, everyone, everyone, as their own broadcast.

Am I reaching you?
We’re growing, we're growing, we're growing, so very fast.
Are you reaching me?
With everyone, everyone, everyone, as their own broadcast.


Lyrics submitted by Beyond Driven, edited by christopherrto

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    General CommentWow, so pretty ethereal lyrics. I think its interesting that one of the first things that is said mentions finding a place to go without city lights. It would imply somewhere rural lacking in modern technology yet he then goes on to draw direct comparisons between people and broadcasts.

    I would say that the feel I get from this song is one of desperation to get away from everything and everyone but his love interest. It sounds like emotionally, they may be having a hard time connecting ('Am I reaching you?') and the narrator is afraid that his love interest is going to realize that they haven't been able to reach each other for sometime and that she is going to leave him ('One day you're going to leave this shell...').

    Also, 'our folly's the seam'? Seriously skilled songwriter.
    BelleMeloyon August 16, 2013   Link

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