Shackled sun reheats the streets upon which we have flown
As winter's dying, spring starts crying for his stolen throne
And we keep running, searching, falling, pouring out our bones
Through eyes that grab us, beat us, stab us
They're the ones we need the most

Slow down, please slow down
We cannot start again
There's no jumping out
No falling down once you begin

The stars like gallows swing above the scene that we have built
As summer's winding down and fall is bound to signs of guilt
Despite our knowledge, weakness, courage
We keep pressing onward, forward
We know we'll never have the time
But they keep yelling, they keep yelling

Slow down, please slow down
We cannot start again
There's no jumping out
No falling down until the end

And a million candles light the path
It turns my face and burns my back
I lay defeated on the tracks and pray it goes by fast
As a million headlights blur to one
Beneath the million burning suns
We knew our mistakes would one day bring us staring at the gun

Please slow down, oh slow down
Slow down, oh love, my love
Please come back, won't you come back?
Come back, oh love, my love



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    General CommentSorry for that one word there; I really could not even make a guess at what it was. It would be awesome if someone could figure it out and tell me. I was able to guess at some of the other questionable lines, but that one word gets me.

    I love the song, though. It's up on youtube now (thanks to me, lol) if you want to listen to it. I love that last verse/thing (5th stanza), with the "millions" imagery.

    foundthevelvetsun7on August 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFinally figured out the word. I was just about to have someone in my family listen to it and see if they could figure it out, and I listened to it one last time and suddenly just heard it. It was weird.

    But yeah:
    "The stars like gallows swing above the scene that we have built"

    Pretty sweet.
    foundthevelvetsun7on December 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentalright, i think i have all the errors fixed now.
    someone on youtube was really helpful. :]
    foundthevelvetsun7on May 31, 2010   Link

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