"The Akara" as written by and Zach Condon....
And so long, mistress sings
So long, I can't wait
To my love, wait one more

So long, mistress sings
So long, my fate has changed
It's been deranged

So long to these kite strings
So long, I've been saved before
I'm saved once more

I call upon my daring
I call upon, I can't taste anymore
I can't waste anymore


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"The Akara" as written by Zach Condon

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    General Comment Although the instrumental portion of this song is marked with kind of a melancholy tone to it, I personally can't connect the dots with the lyrics. To me, they don't point to anything sinister or sad. If anything, they simply portray a very realistic dialogue.
    Uulsikon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a woman who decides to kill herself...saying "so long" and "wait no more"...and then the "I call upon my daring" 'n such. Great song! It's going to be stuck in my head for the next couple of weeks though @_@
    YouWillHearThunderon September 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is definitely one of Beirut's best written songs yet. The instrumentation on this one works so well, the most enjoyable listen i've had of Beirut since Postcards to Italy.
    Phshhdanon April 06, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionthis song is amazing :) i don't know why, it has some kind of film noir-ish vibe to it.
    my favourite verses have to be "so long to these kite strings, i've been saved before, i'm saved once more". it's like everything i feel like doing at this moment. just fogetting all worries and live my life for a change. thanks to Zach Condon for writing this!
    TheForceOfTragedyon April 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAnd also, I believe the first stanza goes:
    "So long, mistress sings,
    So long, I can't wait
    Anymore,
    I'll wait no more"

    like, the mistress says she'll wait no more for her lover to leave his wife, so she's leaving him. at least that's what i understand...
    TheForceOfTragedyon June 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe opening sounds like the score from Taxi. Amazing layering of vocals and instruments.
    sinkthealchemiston May 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe opening sounds like the score from Taxi. Amazing layering of vocals and instruments.
    sinkthealchemiston May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is fantastic. I wish I had written it.
    ThatJenniferon February 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a woman who decides to kill herself...saying "so long" and "wait no more"...and then the "I call upon my daring" 'n such. Great song! It's going to be stuck in my head for the next couple of weeks though @_@
    YouWillHearThunderon September 24, 2012   Link

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