"Grace Beneath the Pines" as written by and Brian Mcmahan Douglas Mccombs....
When I got there, front room was full
the little boys staring down at formal shoes
expectations burning their faces red
as they waited for dinner
at a party in your honor
in protest at your beck and call

July 4th and a faint-hearted kiss
two months as seals
each night a silver moon
in the morning the sun came up
and you were there
with biscuits and sweet breath
and knowing and desire still

Don't go, what's so great about there?
it's all damn tunnels, newspapers and skin
and meanwhile, you know, I'll be here
and you there
with crack heads and assassins and burn victims
and millionaires' sons

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    General CommentI don't know the real meaning of this song, but this song is both incredibly haunting and beautiful. Hasn't lost its magic since I first heard it in the mid-'90s.

    It feels like it tells a story about someone being very depressed that someone is leaving and the song starts off recalling the past, which was happy and dreamy and heavenly, but then the second part of the song switches back to the present where the other person sounds like they are leaving for a big ("dangerous") city like New York, and maybe leaving a relationship with the person telling the story, making them very lonely and heartbroken.

    Big juxtaposition from te starting of the song. Plus I love how they put "millionaire's sons" on the list of horrible things.

    I also can't belive the song is over seven minutes long, feels like three minutes...
    freecubon August 26, 2015   Link

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