Somewhere between the wind and the dove
Lies all I sought in you
And when the wind just dies, when the wind just dies
And the dove won't rise
From your window sill

Well I cannot tell you
Which way it would be
If it was this way too
For the wind and the dove
For the wind and the dove

And I am a child of linger on
I peer through the window gone
I am a child of linger on
I peer through the window gone

Somewhere between the wind and the dove
Lies all I lost in you
And when the wind just dies, when the wind just dies
And the dove won't rise
From your window sill

Well I cannot tell you
Which way it would be
If it was not this way too
For the wind and the dove
For the wind and the dove

And I am a child of linger on
I peer through the window gone
I am a child of linger on
I peer through the window gone


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    General Comment"What does this song mean to you?"

    - that bill really misses his baby.
    bohemiandonuton May 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me it sounds like the Linger On part was a reference to the Velvet Underground song Pale Blue Eyes. It sounds pretty similar and since "And I am a child of linger on" doesn't make much grammatical sense, maybe he is saying that he is influenced by Velvet Underground.
    hemlock_echoon August 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentErr, scratch that last comment. Just read this: mountainx.com/ae/2009/…

    Q: does the “linger on” lyric refer at all to “Pale Blue Eyes” by Velvet Undergound?
    A: It’s not a reference to Pale Blue Eyes. Pretty good song, tho.
    hemlock_echoon August 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeems pretty straight-up to me. There holds a mystery in a bird's flight to the layman. Somewhere between the means and the bird, there is some sense of child-like wonder and magic as what's going on mechanically. The lyrics depict a loss - death maybe? love? some aspect of self? Who knows. The loss is questioned in the first chorus where the lyrics skirt around the true lament (I don't know how the dove could exist without the wind) which is pretty much "I don't know what do do". Perhaps the lyrics were to come to some sort of peace (dove being the bird, and as other flights are examined from this album), I think the lyrics is the struggle of how to move on past losing something that may or may not be able to even be conceived, all that potential and hope, but also a demand to understand it, as the child lingers at the window trying to make sense of what has happened. Could be completely off my rocker though! Just how I interpret it. : )
    Brightflasheson February 09, 2010   Link

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