Windows shine like bat's eyes reflecting something unseen in the dark
Before I came in to this city I never saw a shooting star
You said your soul was precious, when you were trying to sell your soul to me
The glamour's the first thing that you learn, when you take up a left hand path

And we won't forget you,
Though you're far away
And we don't forgive you,
You never came back to the window
You'll never know the sound,
As your body hit the ground,
And the women come in tears to mourn you

Never grow old be immortal,
Write the drafts in empty bedrooms;
You lay in the wake of a bluebird spyplane;
You made a joke about the legroom
You said we fight the pirates,
Wear our sewn on outcast badges righteously
And it's sad to fly higher -
Wax wings melting;
But we're ever so much more than twenty

And we won't forget you,
Though you're far away
And we don't forgive you,
You never came back to the window
The girls scream at the sound,
As your body hit the ground,
And the folks come in tears to strip you

We collected your unpublished works,
Passed them round the friends you left,
I got your Blonde on Blonde,
Julia took Love & Theft
We took down the posters in your treehouse,
Watched the ripples round the hearse,
Saw them sparkle on the water,
Saw them gradually disperse


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The Sequel to Peter Pan and Wendy song meanings
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    General CommentThe "left-hand path" is the path of knowledge as opposed to blind faith.

    It's a song about the loss of innocence as idealistic teenagers grow into blase adults. Case in point:

    "And it's sad to fly higher -
    Wax wings melting;
    But we're ever so much more than twenty"

    - Icarus was young and bold; he died. The speaker obviously didn't; conclusions may be drawn.
    floodlineon August 21, 2008   Link

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