"The Fade" as written by Joseph Ross Westerlund, Bradley William Cook and Phil Cook....
a coffee stain
dried and faint
covers up the day

i want a picture that i found
in the attic on the ground
of your old place

it's black and white
and in this light
it's hard to tell
if the glasses on your face
were the same ones
on the day they buried you

oh oh oh oh
i long to see your face
oh oh oh oh oh
a picture in it's place

it's been a year
and now i fear the fade is on
it's the slowly turning down
of the well equated sound
of your old voice

the way you laugh
when others laugh
was welcoming

it's the way i see you look
at whoever was the cure
in photographs (?)

oh oh oh oh
i long to see your face
oh oh oh oh oh
a picture in its place

oh oh oh oh
i long to see your face
oh oh oh oh oh

Lyrics submitted by YouKnowStuff

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    General CommentAre they using "buried" figuratively here? Or is this song about someone who really died? I don't why I have a feeling it is about someone who lost his/her old sunny and charismatic disposition and the writer/singer is longing to see that old personality.
    lukaon September 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti figured it was about finding a picture of an older person that they knew and miss seeing.
    YouKnowStuffon October 29, 2009   Link
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    General Commentluka, i'm pretty positive this isn't about someone who is actually dead, just someone who has changed drastically.
    newcoterierotaryon November 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentturns out its about Brad and Phil's grandad, who is on the cover of the cd (not the cd case...the actual cd).
    YouKnowStuffon February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is of course about someone who has died, specifically about the Cook's grandfather. It is one of those rare songs that catches a real feeling that many of us with close persons who have passed on feel. We slowly lose the immediate memories of our loved ones, they fade out over time. It is a consequence of living and a great song.
    mrjkon April 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentall of the lyrics from Gather, Form, & Fly are butchered. sorry folks. i was going off what i was hearing.
    YouKnowStuffon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentfourth line is:
    "oh, on a picture that I found"

    end of second verse is:
    "it's the way I see you look
    at whoever it was that took
    this photograph"
    sticker14on September 14, 2011   Link

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