"End Of A Spark" as written by and Hook Wright....
Spend all our Sundays in a row
Ten feet from Chinatown, like it's dead
But we know
'Cause when he put you to bed
Your great-grandfather always said
Wasting is an art
Like the nights we spent in backs of cars

A piece of the part
The end of a spark
A piece of the part
The end of a spark
A spark

Under our bed, a monster lives
We fight his teeth with superglue and paper clips
Like the end of an age
The way that your handwriting changed
You should always pretend
Well, you just start and I'll say when

A piece of the part
The end of a spark
A piece of the part
The end of a spark
A spark

When he put you to bed
Your great-grandfather always said
Wasting is an art
Well, it's a good thing that I was young then

I am a gear
I am a spool of thread
As long as my teeth, they turn
We will always be newlyweds
The end of spark
A flash in the dark
A piece of the part

It's the end of a spark
A piece of the part
The end of a spark
A spark
A spark


Lyrics submitted by lxsdr, edited by P514sub

"End of a Spark" as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks

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    General CommentCorrections according to the lyrics sheet:

    "MARK the end of an age"
    "WE should always pretend"
    Christa426on June 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel like this song is about the end of that spark you have in your eye as a kid. But in the song, he's saying that as long as we know that it's still there, we can access it and will always remember it.

    I love the way Dave sings the entire bridge lyrics from "I am a gear" through "a piece of the part". Lovely.
    Christa426on June 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti think christa has it right... although i also wonder if the "spark" could mean life itself-

    we think of our own life as a comparatively long time, measured in many decades. but even a very long life, measured in terms of the life of the earth or the universe or "eternity," is really a tiny spark- here and gone in an incredibly short instant.

    so i wonder if that is part of the image in the song as well- that whatever period of our lives we look at- innocent childhood, or the whole thing- it is a preciously short flash, or spark, and then its gone.
    dcbaon August 14, 2010   Link
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    General Comment...or, in the words of the Ancients:

    "such a long long time to be gone, and a short time to be there."
    dcbaon August 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSurely it's "We FED its teeth with superglue...." and "as long as my teeth they CHURN"? Never heard of teeth 'turning'....
    Surrender11on March 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of childhood romance maybe high school that left a strong impression.

    "Spend all our Sundays in a row, ten feet from Chinatown, like it's dead but we know, cause when he put you to bed , your great-grandfather always said, wasting is an art , like the nights we spent in backs of cars" referring to how consumed they were with each other that nothing else mattered as if the world stopped. Back of the car referring to a romantic relationship.

    A piece of the part, The end of a spark referring to how it stills a fond memory even though it will never come again. Maybe even how it set the bar for relationships to come.
    RAWHEADon July 23, 2017   Link

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