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We had written
We would sit down
And start again
From the beginning

It was finally time
To stop whining
And start doing anything
Something to make them believe we were living

And we kept on bleeding
Long after the signatures
Dried on the paper I stole
From Melissa's Macbeth

And oh how I needed
So much to believe in it
Isn't it sick
How I thought that I knew you death

How romantic
Ushering in the new year
With our childish antics

Now soon after
The gullible glimmer of hope
Turned to sarcastic laughter

And we were intelligent people
With eyes in our heads
It's astonishing, is it
I thought you were just plain shy
A quiet kind of guy

With abandonment waiting
Behind every corner
A delicate sort of a loner
How lonely was I

There is still time
We could still try
It's very difficult
When no one's there
To catch you in the rye

You kept saying
That the blackouts were godsend
At least it made living
Worth bathing

You kept taking
The bad with the worse
Like some curds
That your mother was making

Oh and isn't it funny
Years later
To look at it broken
And shaking our heads

Laughing if we had known
Back then
What trouble
It would bring

To actually want
To create something beautiful
Now we've turned into
Those pitiful people

Too scared to touch
And drinking way too much

Oh it's typical
Isn't it
Say it, you cynic
We asked for it

Didn't we ask for it
Didn't we want to be
Lesser and lesser
And covered and down with it

Didn't it
Didn't it
Didn't it
No

There is still time
We could still try
It's very difficult
When no one's there
To catch you in the rye


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    My Interpretationwe had written
    we would sit down
    and start again
    from the beginning

    it was finally time
    to stop whining
    and start doing anything
    something to make them believe we were living

    and we kept on bleeding
    long after the signatures
    dried on the paper i stole
    from melissa's macbeth

    and oh how i needed
    so much to believe in it
    isn't it sick
    how i thought that i knew you death

    how romantic
    ushering in the new year
    with our childish antics

    now soon after
    the gullible glimmer of hope
    turned to sarcastic laughter

    and we were intelligent people
    with eyes in our heads
    it's astonishing is it
    i thought you were just plain shy
    a quiet kind of guy

    with abandonment waiting
    behind every corner
    a delicate sort of a loner
    how lonely was i

    there is still time
    we could still try
    it's very difficult
    when no one's there
    to catch you in the rye

    you kept saying
    that the blackout were godsend
    at least it made living
    worth bathing

    you kept taking
    the bad with the worse
    like some curds
    that your mother was making

    oh and isn't it funny
    years later
    to look at it broken
    and shaking our heads

    laughing if we had known
    back then
    what trouble
    it would bring

    to actually want
    to create something beautiful
    now we've turned into
    those pitiful people

    too scared
    to touch
    and
    drinking way too much

    oh it's typical
    isn't it
    say it you cynic
    we asked for it

    didn't we ask for it
    didn't we want to be
    lesser and lesser
    and covered and down with it

    didn't it
    didn't it
    didn't it
    no

    there is still time
    we could still try
    it's very difficult
    when no one's there
    to catch you in the rye

    iggy1110on January 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, so obviously these won't be perfect.. but it's the best I could come up with.
    Echooo7on January 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"you kept saying
    that the blackouts [were] godsend
    at least it made living
    worth [hating]

    you kept taking
    the bad with the worse
    like some [curse]
    that your mother was making"

    I thought it was "catch you in the right".

    This song seems to be similar in content to Another Year, except this is the beginning of the year and Another Year is the ending of the year. All those New Year's resolutions that fail...this song puts them to music.
    sheela_lon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is so beautiful... favourite part:

    laughing if we had known
    back then
    what trouble
    it would bring

    to actually want
    to create something beautiful
    now we've turned into
    those pitiful people

    too scared
    to touch
    and
    drinking way too much


    AFP <3333
    xXxTeenSpiritxXxon February 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningOn her website she posted other song demos in which she originally wanted to use on WKAP with a little description as to the meaning, memory, or other tidbit about it. This is what she said about it:

    this is the oldest, by far, in the whole batch of demos. i wrote it in - i think - 1994. which would make sense. people have been asking how it's pronounced. i always call it "one one ninety four." that was a special new years.

    You can find this song and direct quote at : amandapalmer.bandcamp.com/track/…
    atticforgetmenoton June 04, 2009   Link

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