What’s best left unsaid? A speaker spent, a listener left with regrets in his stead. In a life of loss, silence can cost you more than you expect. Held tongues relate a bitter taste when prone to reminisce. Anamnestic but recipient absent, the circuit’s dead. As we live linear lives, unidirectional, towards an inevitable end and we must make everything explicit. That’s how we left it: unsaid. I’m at a loss for words.

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    General CommentI'm in absolute awe of this song.
    I believe it means expressing what you really feel all the time, because we live lives "towards an inevitable end." He is using Carpe Diem to justify being straightforward and vocally courageous.
    Tooladeon February 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about the breakdown of a relationship due to a lack of communication, "That�s how we left it: unsaid."
    I think Jamie is expressing the threat that bottled-up emotions pose to relationships and "we must make everything explicit" to avoid such emotions creating friction between partners.
    loinson August 05, 2009   Link

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