They sold the old house
Boarded up the rooms just the way you wanted
They took your possessions
Gave them all away with the ghost
You sing like the wind in the trees at night
You think I'm asleep but I'm awake for it
You think you can hide so easily
That no one ever hears you when you say

Love has led us astray
Love won't let us sleep

First we're cut from the cloth in perfect shapes
Then we're tied in a knot and we're left to fray
Can you even see what you do to me
You sleep in the leaves and I can't wake you up
You float like a reed in the riverbed
If I dive too deep I can't hear you
But everyone else does

And love has led us astray
Love won't let us sleep
And love has led us astray
Love won't let us sleep

And love has led us astray
Love won't let us sleep
And love has led us astray
Love won't let us sleep

Astray, astray, astray
Astray, astray, astray
First we're cut from the cloth in perfect shapes
Then we're tied in a knot and we're left to fray
Love has led us astray



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    General Comment:one tiny tiny tiny correction:

    "If I dive too deep I can't hear you"
    Antonskeyon January 23, 2009   Link
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    My Opinion:This song and the new album in general is a big leap from A City By The Light Divided, in my opinion. Absolutely great. Still my favorite band.
    infmoeon January 28, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:"love has led us astray, love won't let us LEAVE"


    my favorite song off of common existence. i love this.
    Thursdayloveon February 18, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning:I think this song is pretty clearly about someone he loved dying. That's why they boarded & sold the house, gave away the possessions "with the ghost." More specifically, I want to say it was a family member or someone who was like a family member, because the leaves seem to be a reference to Autumn Leaves Revisited, which I heard him call a family lullaby at a concert.

    The whole thing about love has led us astray I'm not sure about. Maybe he wasn't happy about where their relationship was when the person died. Like it started out great (cut from the cloth in perfect shape) but it fell apart over time (tied in a knot and left to fray) and he thinks it was the love that led them there.
    Desiderata03on April 07, 2013   Link
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    General Comment:This band can only get better and better.
    This song is one of the best off the new album.
    and the message is CLEAR!

    the message is all in the title...and really is relevant to everyone.

    LOVE HAS LED US ASTRAY.

    listen to geoff he's a GENUIS!!
    T- Cuppycakeson February 19, 2009   Link

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