Leah it's your birthday,
Why do you have to be so ashamed of your last name?
Weren't you asking when we could go back home again?
And we'll go and you'll know that we love you.
And we'll go and you'll know that we lost you.
Hey mom and dad,
Come look at this photograph,
Even though it's black and white, there was so much color in our eyes
Even you could be happy too,
And that's what they tell us when we wait in line for soup
And we'll soar like we've never soared before
And we'll sing songs of joy
And we'll go and you'll know that it's been so long,
Talking more than years since I've seen these colors
And not been drowning in tears.
This side of the spectrum is so warm and familiar
You need to slow down
You need to give us a chance
To make things better
We won't let you down,
We won't let you down,
We won't let you down,
We won't let you down,
We won't let you down,
We won't let you down,
We won't let you down.


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    My Interpretationi think its a about a sibling that ran away and just completely abandoned the family. And in general the family is slowly drifting and breaking apart from each other.
    IsThisAllADreamon June 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a great song. This band Moving Mountains from Purchase, NY also did a wonderful cover.
    infmoeon April 12, 2010   Link

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