Written letters carried up by rising balloons
I know that you'll get this someday
Everybody tells me that it's time to move on
But I still have to write this letter

So you gotta go to space
One way or another
Soldier of the human race
So you gotta go to space
On a suicide mission
Which one are we on?
Do you even know that you're gone..?

Disappointed couldn't call you for a few months
After what you'd done nothing was left
You disappeared from off the face
I hoped you would phone
One day wondering I called mother said you were dead

Before you left I wish I'd said
All this time I wasn't angry
Despite mistakes you had to make
Long ago my love forgave you
I had let it go
Long time ago
Not soon enough for you to know

Fire in the car, alarm
Firefighters on the run-on
Couldn't save the kids on time
Everybody burned alive

I had let it go
Long time ago
Not soon enough for you to know



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    General CommentSo, I love this song. But I've also got questions.

    It seems he was with this girl who hurt him and he broke things off. Months later he finds out from her mother that she died. He has regrets that he had not forgiven her before she was gone.

    I think I get the whole thing until the end. What is the bit about the firemen and the kids? How does this relate to the rest of the story. Was she killed in the fire? Why fire in the CAR ALARM? What dies that mean? Any ideas?

    BTW, I'm pretty sure it's "Do you even know that you're GONE" (not GOING)

    This is such an unusual, haunting,moving song. I just wish I got the "fire" part.

    Gnovi
    gnovion September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, it seems the woman in the song has committed suicide, which is why I don't get the reference to fire in the end. If someone has any idea, please let me know. This song completely haunts me.
    GarryNovikoffon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAlso, it seems the woman in the song has committed suicide, which is why I don't get the reference to fire in the end. If someone has any idea, please let me know. This song completely haunts me.
    GarryNovikoffon September 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know,my take on this song was that he was not necessarily talking about a lover but his father. Like:his father did some bad thingsand the guy never forgave him,,they didnt see eachother before the father died.by that time its too late to say goodbye and that hr forgives him.and I think the fire part is not literal but is just depicting a disaterous event.
    That's just how I see the song.

    Peace!
    Wontbebacktill5on October 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know,my take on this song was that he was not necessarily talking about a lover but his father. Like:his father did some bad thingsand the guy never forgave him,,they didnt see eachother before the father died.by that time its too late to say goodbye and that hr forgives him.and I think the fire part is not literal but is just depicting a disaterous event.
    That's just how I see the song.

    Peace!
    Wontbebacktill5on October 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGuys I think I get it. It literally took me till now to see. The fire could be literal. And I think this is about his dad. So the first verse about written letters rising up: that is I'm assuming his thoughts maybe prayers about how he feels. Hoping he receives it someday. The statement "but I still have to write this letter: though he knows he should be over it like people tell him to, he still feels like his thoughts are not fully expressed. He has to keep writing (ironically since this was the last song in their last album in 2006). The chorus. Is pretty deep. Talks about how we as humans. Just our state of living is suicide. We know we are going to die whether we commit the act of suicide or not. Life is our suicide mission. The second verse. How he couldn't call him for a few months. He the singer possibly couldn't call his das. To me it sounds like maybe because of a tragic incident his dad ended up in jail for a bit. His dad was too ashamed to say anything to him. But the singer forgave him for whatever happened only to find out his dad died. The incident brought up in the bridge could be literal. The only thing that could only make sense to me is the dad got in a car accident and possibly caused another family to die?... maybe their kids couldn't get out. It's funny what the music does once the singer brings up the incident. The music sorta stops almost as if now he's face to face with his dad saying "I am aware of the incident. But I let it go" very softly and understandingly.
    Beautiful and VERY complex song. Again I could be completely wrong. That's just how I see it.
    prittybritty_18on February 27, 2017   Link

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