When I first saw you, there were guns in the river
Black birds of warning
Circling high above the marquee where
The blue notes of lovers
Mixed with the loneliness of others
Turned our breath into snowflakes
As we whispered in the gutters

We try to find the life at rainbow's end
It finds the end of us instead
Everyone we love

When I come back now, there are ads in the shadows
Diamonds in the skyline
You can't afford to look up at them
Or catch your reflection in someone else's mirror
Your voice is a music
And I'm drowing in a silent land

So if I dive over the railing
Will I float up on all the shining waves of light

We try to find the life at rainbow's end
It finds the end of us instead
Everyone we love's around
Everyone we love's around
Everywhere, we see
Come on

Everyone we love
Everyone we love
Everyone we love
Everyone we love
Everyone you love surrounds you
Everyone you love surrounds you
Everyone you love surrounds you
Everyone you love
Everyone you love surrounds
Everyone you love surrounds
Everyone you love surrounds


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    General CommentI'm sur some of these lines aren't quite right, but it's another good try.
    eltroyo11on January 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentaccording to an interview in AP, this is about geoff's grandmother. "It's about on the one level, what happens to people when they are no longer there, and about the idea of ultraviolet light, which is beyond what you see."
    a scar in the skyon February 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful.
    Thursdayloveon September 21, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about capitalism, working your ass off for nothing while seeing everything around you commercialized. Feels like kind of a follow-up to "For The Workforce, Drowning".
    CityofBlueTileon December 08, 2011   Link

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