Cloads above the cemetery.
Can't even tell the time of day..
They give nothing away
Reading names of people past
They're so very close and far away...
But who am I to say?

Trees obsure the borderlines,
there's big weeping willows all around.
Their branches weight them down.

Remember when we came unglued to float by the window?
The neighbors must have had a laugh:
We love to put on a show.
For people who would try to deny
We'll show 'em the piuctures.
The only thing that bothers me now
is why remember it here?

Is it true,
As I walk along the beach beside you,
That nothing in the world can find you?

Here's to you!
Let the growing of the trees
remind you
That everything is now behind you.

Ear against a mausoleum
Eyes on a broken wristwatch hand
My feet still caked with sand

Remembering when we came unglued
I feel like my heart is beating fast
I can't seem to relax

And people never used to smile
When posing for portraits
It must have been a different time.
No phony, elastic grin.
I feel like that's the real me.
Straight face and a blank stare.
Looking like I never win,
But I feel fine.

Is it true,
As I walk along the beach beside you,
That nothing in the world can find you?

Here's to you!
Let the growing of the trees
remind you
That everything is now behind you.

Twice in my life I've been sure that a wall was the edge of the world.
Twice in my life I've been sure that a wall was the edge of the world.
Twice in my life I've been sure that a wall was the edge of the world.
And twice in my life I've been sure that a wall was the edge of the world.
And twice in my life I've been sure that a wall was the edge of the world.
And twice...


Lyrics submitted by pudink, edited by NaotaFakuza

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    My Interpretation It seems to me to be about somebody close to the character, perhaps a woman, who has died, which is why he is in a cemetery in the first place. 'So very close yet far away illustrates how even though people are dead and no longer physically with us, they are in our hearts. It could also be interpreted literally, saying that their bodies are close to him, buried underfoot, yet their minds, and essential beings, are far gone.
    The character is remembering times he and his lover spent together, or were apart (hence the name 'Unglued') which are prominent in his memory. 'My feet still caked with sand' says to me that he feels he can't let go of his longing to be with this person to relive the time when he was '[walking] along the beach beside [her]'. the fact that 'Nothing in this world can find [her]' proves that she is dead.
    jejosson April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think part of it is talking about maybe the fakeness of the world now. Like how we put love on as show and if they don't believe us we'll show them pictures, or how people didn't used to be so cheesy in pictures like he refers to in the end. I'm not sure.
    skijornon February 02, 2009   Link
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    Lyric Correctionsome types here and there, the correct ones should be

    Clouds above the cemetery,
    Can't even tell the time of day,
    They give nothing away,
    Reading names of people past,
    They're so very close and
    Far away,
    But who am I to say?

    Trees obscure the borderlines,
    There's big weeping willows,
    All around,
    Their branches weight them down.

    Remember when we,
    Came unglued
    To float by the window?
    The neighbors must have had a laugh
    We love to put on a show.
    For people who would try to deny
    We'll show 'em the pictures.
    The only thing that bothers me now
    Is why remember it here?

    Is it true,
    As I walk along the beach
    Beside you,
    That nothing in the world can
    Find you?
    Here's to you!
    Let the growing of the trees
    Remind you,
    That everything is now behind you.

    Ear against a mausoleum,
    Eyes on a broken wristwatch hand
    My feet still caked with sand.

    Remembering when we
    Came unglued
    I feel like my heart is beating fast
    I can't seem to relax

    And people never used to smile
    When posing for portraits
    It must have been a different time.
    No phony, elastic grin.
    I feel like that's the real me.
    Straight face and a blank stare.
    Looking like I never win,
    But I feel fine.

    Twice in my life I've been sure that
    A wall was the edge of the world
    supperheyon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about milestones.

    The death of a loved one of past. Remembrance of good times and finding peace with one's self through the beauty of all that surrounds and reminds us.

    Probably a VERY close personal friend who past away. A childhood friend perhaps? Or an old lover?

    Most of the lyrical description is very common of NJ. Referencing the beach sand and the cemetery.

    "Twice, in my life, I've been sure that a wall was the edge of the world.."

    This is just another milestone in his life. Being able to remember and love and move on...
    0sm0sison August 10, 2010   Link

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