"Waltz of the Dearly Beloved" as written by and Emily Wells....
You’re my desert, the line between the sky

and where the world gets solid

and willing to divide

I corner you in the bedroom

I find you at the sink

I picture you in the morning

I reach for you in my sleep



I was in love, with the sky it’s like a drug

I was in love, with my window at twilight



In the back room of my memory

Lives a small boy stocking shelves

of numbered periodicals,

and the dreams I don’t write down

got a typist on the bottle,

my stock boy only twelve

and dozing in the showroom

my many other selves



I was love with the sound of it all

I was in love, with not knowing, anything at all



I was in love, with the sky it’s quite a high

I was in love, with my window at twilight

I was love with the sound of it all
I was in love, with not knowing, anything at all


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    General CommentI believe that the line is actually "I was in love, with my windshield at twilight" and not "I was in love, with my window at twilight" :)
    avataraeraon January 05, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe that this song is about being in love with someone and having them be everything to her, but then she lost them and now she has nothing and maybe even attempts suicide to be with this person.
    I know my explanation will cite the lyrics out of order, but I think that this song is fading between time frames and spends most of it reminiscing.

    "You're my desert" is her telling them that now she feels she has nothing at all because they are gone.
    "and where the world gets solid and willing to divide" is her saying that they are the only thing that is true and there for her, or solid in her life, and that she'd be willing to do anything for them.
    "I corner you in the bedroom, I find you at the sink" May be her remembering either a romantic moment or but this line leads me to believe that her lover killed themselves first, probably by slitting their wrists or overdosing on drugs, since that those both usually happen over the sink in a bathroom.
    "I picture you in the morning, I reach for you in my sleep" is her yearning for her lover, being lonely and only able to think of them.
    "I was in love, with the sky it's like a drug" Her being in love with the sky means that she wishes she was in heaven and it's the only thing she can think of, as if she's addicted to those thoughts of death.
    "I was in love, with my windshield at twilight" Is her being so in love(with her dead lover and her ideas of death) that she kills herself in a car crash. Being in love with her windshield can also be interpreted as she is pressed against the windshield as if in love and accepting it, or in other words, getting in a car accident and being thrust into the windshield(which most likely leads to death.).
    Where she begins to sing of the backroom in her memory, I believe this to simply being her looking back over her life, but it isn't too important.
    "I was love with the sound of it all" Is her saying that she is completely accepting and loves the idea or sound of the idea of dying and being with her lover.
    "I was in love, with the sky it's quite a high" Is her being too focused on her want for death that it's almost like she's detached from the real world and only thinks of this. If the word is "up" instead of "a" though, it could mean that she feels she cannot obtain death...
    "I was in love, with not knowing, anything at all" Is her saying she'd rather not know the pain of the world without her lover and be dead.
    avataraeraon January 05, 2012   Link

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