Which way to the fountain of my youth I wonder
Which way to the years I've let go by
Let a thirsty man drink in its memories while the water still flows sweet and crystal clear
For yesteryear

Oh to see the sun's eclipse
on the horizon like ships
sailing way away from here
Oh just one more time my dear
Before I'll go hear me out
Cos of this there ain't no doubt
When it's time for curtain call
Just before the shadows...

Fall like a leaf in the wind on the ocean
Of blue like your eyes in the twilight theater
With symphonies playing in the world without sound
We're given and denied

Give me back my innocence cos I wish to dream again
Like I never outgrew my old playground
Where the sun sets slowly with a golden crown and the leaves sing lullabies 'round vacant swings
Give me those wings

Let me fly once again
Like I did way back when
I would gamble and win
To lift me high above the din
Of the future we see
Does it hold something for me
I'm weightless again
Just before the shadows...

Fall like a leaf in the wind on the ocean
Of blue like your eyes in the twilight theater
With symphonies playing in the world without sound
We're given and denied

Before I'll go hear me out
Cos of this there ain't no doubt
When it's time for curtain call
Just before the shadows...

Fall like a leaf in the wind on the ocean
Of blue like your eyes in the twilight theater
With symphonies playing in the world without sound
We're given and denied
Fall like a leaf in the wind on the ocean
Of blue like your eyes in the twilight theater
With symphonies playing in the world without sound
We're given and denied


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    General CommentI am listening to it as I am writing this. I read a lot about the album Twilight Theater and it is considered as Marko's best performance of his career so is the bands. Given and Denied is a lovely piece of sound which appears in the album. When I heard this song for the first time, it made me hear it again and again, thrice and fourth time before I went to next song. The song has a charismatic melody which flows parallel with its lyrics. Being a visual guy, I can imagine what words have to mean.
    The songs talks about, we as humans, realize a lot of things in life that we know but we missed it with time and would want to go back and be in the moment. Sometimes, subconsciously, we love to be at a place, or a direction, or people, or the past where we feel complete. I love the way where it goes:
    Oh to see the sun's eclipse
    on the horizon like ships
    sailing way away from here
    Oh just one more time my dear
    Before I'll go hear me out
    Cos of this there ain't no doubt
    When it's time for curtain call
    Just before the shadows...
    This is where I want to be, where I can see the suns eclipse, on a horizon of ships and before I go, I want be here…

    Fall like a leaf in the wind on the ocean
    Of blue like your eyes in the twilight theater
    With symphonies playing in the world without sound
    We're given and denied

    It is complex, extreme to get it. Need to be in the song, it will take you to a place which you know, but you haven’t ever been to, where you feel complete.
    Great lyrical effort, one of the best compositions I’ve ever heard from Poets. They are gods, the words are so heavy and meaningful. The song is new to me everytime I listen to it. Awesome song.
    ritwikon April 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is beautiful.. it reminds me of Siri's Tale in the novel Hyperion by Dan Simmons.

    Just to me, the song is fairly straightforward, yet extremely intricate at the same time. According to me, the song is based on a man leaving his lover, presumably by ship (this is just an assumption), on a long voyage which will separate them for years or perhaps forever.

    First, he talks about the years he's spent with her, and that he wishes he'd find the fountain of his youth so that he could immerse himself in his memories with her.. The prechorus in all instances always deals with how he's gonna leave, and just before the shadow of his departure arrives, he wants her to hear him out one last time..

    The chorus is BEAUTIFUL. It's my favorite chorus - of all time. Again it refers to his probably departure by sea, and it's amazing, how the lyrics relate to various otherwise unrelated things - the shadows of his departure descend like a leaf in the wind over an ocean which reminds him of how his lover's eyes look in the starry sky - a deep blue. The world is all so silent at this hour, but yet symphonies of bliss play, emphasizing the beauty of the scene. The final line shows how he feels he's been given a lot in the form of his lover, yet he is denied off it as he must leave..

    The music is simple, but it's well laid-out and is of a very soothing and dreamy sort which always makes PotF stand out for me.

    ---

    If I could, I'd give the Poets an award for this song. It truly is a work of lyrical and musical art.
    Demerzelon January 17, 2011   Link

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