You pack your sweaters for the fall
and the flowers die in their garden rows
and the warm words can't help at all,
everybody knows...

You're trying to find a compromise
between remembering and learning to forget,
so now just pouring a glass of water
is like trying to move boulders with your breath.

It's so hard to see it all,
she tries to hold you in the night,
but you're shaking you're crying out,
praying for sleep to bless your bedside.

That's right, so it goes,
the whole world folds over you.
Pack your handkerchief and your best shoes...

Reconciliation of guilt and grief,
it's the hardest battle you've tried to win
and now every year you grit your teeth
as it cuts you underneath your skin.

Oh and Sunday mornings don't bring you solace,
you are firm in your disbelief
but you hold tight to that old promise;
you are waiting for the spring,
you are waiting for the spring.

That's right, so it goes,
the whole world folds over you.
Pack your handkerchief and your best shoes...

Don't leave me breathing,
no not alone,
there's so much more I meant to tell you.
I went by with flowers, just to see,
but that granite told me you're still gone....

Don't leave me breathing,
no not alone,
there's so much more I meant to tell you...
I went by with flowers, just to see,
but the granite told me you're still gone....




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    General CommentThis song hits really close to home because it makes me think of my time after my 15 year old brother committed suicide. "Your trying to find a compromise between remembering and learning to forget; so now just pouring a glass of water is like trying to move boulders with your breath." This is EXACTLY how I felt in the aftermath. The simplest things seemed like it took so much effort to get up and do and accomplish...I wanted to remember everything about my brother; how he looked, smiled, sounded like when he was laughing...but remembering these things always brought me back to the fact that he was suddenly gone. "Reconciliation of guilt and grief, it's the hardest battle you've tried to win and now every year you grit your teeth as it cuts you underneath your skin." This is how it feels years after his death still. The little anniversaries of his birthday and his death...still hurts badly. "Don't leave me breathing, no not alone, there's so much more I meant to tell you... I went by with flowers, just to see, but the granite told me you're still gone.... " The granite being the tombstone...my brother was cremated but I can so see the visual of someone going to a gravesite with flowers and the tombstone being the ultimate reminder that it wasn't a dream...that the person is really gone.
    Absolutely haunting!
    nursemaryckon March 30, 2010   Link

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