I dreamt about you the other night
We were there when people started to die
The seas rose to a terrible height
But we survived, yeah we survived
(I don't know why)
We watched the grass pry open the cracks
The birds returned, the nights went black
Yeah, we were lovers in the great collapse
The seasons came, the seasons passed

So free what you love cause it's gonna die anyway
Those golden days will be fossilized and we'll scream
"Oh, back it up, back it up" but it's not the same
No, it's enough just to say "I knew you well."

Now I can't sleep and I can't say no
Civilization ain't got no soul
The tick tock ticks out of control
I'm on a roll, I'm on a roll
(He's lost control)
And though when my dream ends
It's true we're hardly friends
I can't forget those seasons
The world as one, the world as one

So free what you love cause it's gonna die anyway
Those golden days will be fossilized and we'll scream
"Oh, back it up, back it up" but it's not the same
No, it's enough just to say "I knew you well."

(Free what you love cause it's gonna die anyway)
I knew you well
(Those golden days will be fossilized and we'll scream)
I knew you well
("Oh, back it up, back it up" but it's not the same)
I knew you well
(No, it's enough just to say)
"I knew you well"


Lyrics submitted by wrat, edited by P514sub

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    General Commentabout a short lived friendship/relationship that came to a dramatic end. but the parts that were good, were amazing and that's the part he chooses to remember.

    great song.

    the end rhyme, middle rhyme structure of the chorus really pulls it together.
    thestarmanon June 20, 2010   Link

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