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Time always slips away
Curls up at age, and colors fade
Glossy paintings, wall to door
Size of the moment makes me feel so small

I'm not waiting for a change
I'm not waiting for a change

Can't feel passing days
There's a feeling that always stays
Warm memories, clutched too tight
Clouded vision masks my sight

I'm not waiting for a change
I'm not waiting for a change
I'm not waiting for a change
I'm not waiting for a change

Time slips away
Time slips away
Time slips away
Time slips away
Time slips away
Time slips away


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    General CommentI think this is more accurate:

    Gouge
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    Time always slips away
    Curls up its edge
    And colors fade
    Caustic varnish
    Weathered doors
    Saturday morning
    Makes me feel so small

    I'm not waiting for a change
    I'm not waiting for a change

    Can't be a passing thing
    There's a feeling that always stays
    Warm memories clutched too tight
    Family days and massive fights

    I'm not waiting for a change
    I'm not waiting for a change
    I'm not waiting for a change
    I'm not waiting for a change


    Time slips away
    Time slips away
    Time slips away
    Time slips away
    Time slips away
    Time slips away

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    As for what I think it's about the narrator looking back on his childhood. The images of decay, and the aging of inanimate objects is symbolic of the effects of time on people. All always picture it as hte narrator walking around the now-abandoned farmhouse that he grew up in. Familiar colors all faded, everything changed and damaged with time, as he is. He is feeling old, and mortal, thinking about death, and missing his childhood.

    That childhood is shown in almost the musical equivalent of a hyper-realist painting. First, in the standard, detail-obsessed, warts-and-all, but neutral stance of hyper-realism. The brief mention of the actual family is the inversion of that, the same neutrality in the ambiguous descriptions of the emotions rather than the details. The result is the questioning if the narrator's childhood was particularly sad or difficult, of was it just normal, and unremarkable?

    A man depressed over his own mortality attempts to go back to his childhood, but finds that childhood lacking.
    pentalarcon August 11, 2011   Link

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