Too late, the melody is over, the joke seems to be on me cos I'm the one not laughing down here on the floor. Deflate, the mystery of living, in the most heartless fashion I could ever imagine, no pretense of decor.

Another place and time, without a great divide and we could be flying deadly high I'll sell my soul to dream you wide awake. Another place and time, without a warning sign and we could be dying angel style. I'll sell my soul to dream you wide awake.

I'll dream you ... wide awake.

With me, disaster finds a playfield. Love seems to draw dark, twisted pleasure tearing at me, cos I can't let you go. Mercy, like water in a desert, shine through my memory like jewelry in the sun. Where are you now.

Another place and time, without a great divide and we could be flying deadly high I'll sell my soul to dream you wide awake. Another place and time, without a warning sign and we could be dying angel style. I'll sell my soul to dream you wide awake.

I'll dream you ... wide awake.

It's like I'm racing to the sun, blindly face the blazing gun, cos I'm afraid I will be left here without you. Like I'm racing not to run, give more when I have none, cos I'm afraid I will be left here without you ... wide awake.


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    General CommentIt's a video about reacting to loss, about a man living on the border of reality, not always sure what's real and what he's imagining. He has never gotten over the loss of his love and replays the moment of her death in his head over and over. It's very suggestive and can be interpreted in many ways so it's not necessary to try and find the "real story" behind it. - From the director of DWA music video. Copied from PotF forums.

    It pretty much sums up what I mean the song is about.
    ledNaron February 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLoss of love. - "With me, disaster finds a playfield. Love seems to draw dark, twisted pleasure tearing at me, cos I can't let you go. Mercy, like water in a desert, shine through my memory like jewelry in the sun. Where are you now."
    Yes, it is about loss of love and he can't get over it. Very nicely written. Great lyrics.
    ritwikon July 20, 2010   Link
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    MemoryThis song reminds me of a novel I read once - The Things they've Carried by Tim O'Brien - and I've drawn the two together a bit. I particularly remember the final paragraph when thinking of this song. In the last chapter of the book, the narrator describes his first experience with death, and with keeping the memory of his loved one alive. Particularly, he dreams about the dead girl, and when he dreams it's as though she never died.

    " And then it becomes 1990. I'm forty-three years old, and a writer now, still dreaming Linda alive in exactly the same way. She was nine years old. I loved her and then she died. And yet right here, in the spell of memory and imagination, I can still see her as if through ice, as if I'm gazing into some other world, a place where there are no brain tumors and no funeral homes, where there are no bodies at all. I can see Kiowa, too, and Ted Lavender and Curt Lemon, and sometimes I can even see Timmy skating with Linda under the yellow floodlights. I'm young and happy. I'll never die. I'm skimming across the surface of my own history, moving fast, riding the melt beneath the blades, doing loops and spins, and when I take a high leap into the air and come down thirty years later, I realize it is as Tim trying to save Timmy's life with a story. "
    MSD19on March 05, 2013   Link

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