Silhouette seasons and far-away reasons are all I have now
Borders can keep me if Rio will have me to dance and to drown
Take to the harbor like sails to set
Sleep for the evening in failed regret
Hold on to skylines of pale and coal
Clouds on horizons and love to grow old

On the way I will go
Where the days left to breathe
Are not gone, are still long
I am traveling on

Love is a hazard in lower Manhattan
You cannot escape, and musn't be saddened
By men who abandon your eyes for another's
There are always Brazilian boys to discover

Set your sights straight now
Don't forget pain
Drink 'til tomorrow becomes yesterday
Think of the shorelines you have yet to see
Men who will hold you with eyes you believe

On the way I will go
Where the days left to breathe
Are not gone, are still long
I am traveling on

On the way I will go
Where the days left to breathe
Are not gone, are still long
I am traveling on


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Rio song meanings
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    Song MeaningFor me, this song has always meant to move on and try something new.. The first phrase is about you continuing on with the normal routine and not changing anything. "Silhouette seasons" is about how all of the changes that you use to make are older and distant. Rio is exotic, and it is taking a new chance.
    The chorus is simply about moving on before time runs out and the days left to breathe/live are gone. In this new place, the days may seem longer and you aren't wasting time.
    The second phrase is about how the people that you know are moving on, and you can either watch as everyone goes (become sad/lonely) or move on to a new place too.
    The third is about planning your future and not letting it pass by you (drinking til tomorrow becomes yesterday). If you feel lost or uncertain about taking the chance, you just have to think about the thinks you can see and earn from the experience.
    LaaDeDaaon April 09, 2014   Link
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    General Commenti absolutely love this song
    tropospherikon April 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commentme too, me too. it's a shame they're not more popular.
    corriebirdon July 28, 2010   Link

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