This golden glow,
is not happiness.
Its the dust that you kicked in my face
before saying goodbye.

Oh memories,
won't you speak to me?
Can you show me the ___ of my soul
that can save me back home?

Let me go
Let me go
Let me go.

You can shake me down
You can clean my teeth
Get me ready to lead all the people
that I thought I knew.

But my memories
have mistaken me.
Can't remember the last time
I felt so incredibly young.

Let me go x 4

Now try,
to leave.
But my bones,
just won't move, yeah.

And I try,
to believe:
that she'd try.
Set me free, oh

Let me go x 5

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  • +2
    General CommentI'm not sure what this is about. However... recent events shape it like this:

    It's told from the perspective of a boy/guy.

    The golden glow are his tears (you know those halo's you get when you cry a lot?)
    Which he's crying because his girlfriend or significant other or whatever left him without saying so.

    I believe the next part says "bow of my soul", which i think is intending to mean "as in reverence, submission, salutation, recognition, or acknowledgment." or moreso "to yield; submit". Memories, can you show me the one that has a hold over me? can you show me the one I love back home? And in this case, the answer is no because all he remembers is the leaving

    *he kills himself*

    You can get me ready for my funeral. Get me ready to lead the procession of all the people I 'thought' I knew

    But he really did know them, and they him, and he really did love people back home. And even though he's now dead, he realizes how incredibly young he was

    You try to forget the death, but just can't, because it isn't something you just forget. It's always there.

    And he wanted to believe that she would try. And lastly, and finally, and repeatedly, set me free "let me go"....
    Jangoon April 06, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionCorrect lyrics:

    This golden glow
    Is not happiness
    It's the dust that you
    Kicked on my face before
    Saying goodbye
    Oh memory
    Won't you speak to me
    Can you show me the
    Boat in my soul that can
    Sail me back home

    Let me go

    You can shave me down
    You can clean my teeth
    Get me ready to meet all
    The people that I thought
    I knew
    But my memory has
    Mistaken me

    Can't remember the last
    Time I felt so
    Incredibly young

    So let me go

    And I try to leave
    But my bones
    Just won't agree
    And I try to believe
    You should try
    Set me free

    Let me go
    led4756on June 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all, this song has such a sweet melody to it. It has a healing effect, so lush and eloquent. The lyrics deal with a youth in conflict with what sounds like authority or even religion. "I try to leave/ but my bones just won't agree". I get the sense of the singer feeling too old in their shoes maybe dealing with this emotional dilemma or unwanted accountability: "get me ready to meet all the people I thought I knew/...memory has mistaken me/...can't remember the last time I felt so incredibly young." RealIzing the situation; they just want to be let go, to get the weight of the world off their back, find their well being or "home", and be set free. Amazing amazing amazing song.
    Hydranokaorion June 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it has something to do with going back home after you've grown and been away for a long time.
    No matter what it's about, the first time she sings "So let me go" is absolutely haunting. I'm in love.
    cutewhensedatedon February 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI guess this song is about death...

    You can shave me down
    You can clean my teeth
    Get me ready to meet all
    The people that I thought
    I knew

    seems to get ready for a funeral.
    Mlenamouraon December 20, 2016   Link

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