The words spilled out my cloudy head
You were eloquent and elegant instead
When I took you into the game
You hadn't been before so I had to explain

And then on halloween
Faces painted white and guising the streets
A pair of ghosts from door to door
All the trees were bare, the leaves had left a floor
for us.


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    General CommentOne of the most beautifully simple songs I've ever heard.

    "The words spilled out my cloudy head
    You were eloquent and elegant instead"

    - He is confused and nervous, she is obviously poised and prepared and "elegant"/beautiful.

    "When I took you into the game
    You hadn't been before so I had to explain"

    - despite all that, she's "new to the game" - possibly a brand new relationship.

    I feel like the next lines are rather unrelated but still about this relationship. the couple are watching all the goings on in the Halloween night but making love ("the leaves had left a floor for us").
    barkjonon October 02, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI always think this song is an beautiful and innocent piece full of nostalgia about a childhood feelings between a boy and a girl.

    The words spilled out my cloudy head
    You were eloquent and elegant instead
    When I took you into the game
    You hadn't been before so I had to explain

    The boy has some feeling for the girl but he was awkward and didn't know how to express it. The girl was very good at talking and expressing and the boy aspires her more because of this. I take the following two sentences literary. They're playing together happily.

    And then on halloween
    Faces painted white and guising the streets
    A pair of ghosts from door to door
    All the trees were bare, the leaves had left a floor
    for us.

    This stanza is about how on halloween the boy and the girl wearing costumes going trick or treat together. The last sentence is just beautiful.
    willsouthon November 01, 2015   Link

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