On top
Of the roof,
I realized
That there was no moon;

Searching for it
Among the sprinkled stars,
I gazed into the lights reaching
From millions of years ago!

See—
See in the past
Outside the present;

Out-world within my room,
The castle of monologues;

The endless failures are trapped;

The moon had disappeared because now the world is reversed,
And my feet are on her land;

I'm out of the room of my life,
With a perfect shape of love
Filling the empty hole in my heart.


Lyrics submitted by cagillette

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    Lyric CorrectionA few corrections:

    "I gazed into the lights reaching you"

    "Our* world within my room"

    "And my feet are on her limb**"

    "I'm out of the room of my mind***"

    *'Out-world' doesn't make much sense, but it doesn't much sound like Toby's singing 'our', nor does 'outward' seem a better fit. I'm stumped by this one.

    **If the world were reversed (perhaps turned upside-down), it seems to me that one's feet would more likely be on the 'limb' of a mythical World Tree than on "her 'land'". The lyrics are so esoteric that the world's reversal could mean any number of things, so I won't speculate as to other reasons why 'limb' might be a better choice than 'land'.

    ***I'm not sure about the last word in the second-to-last verse; it sounds as if it could be either 'life' or 'mind'.

    cagilletteon June 13, 2010   Link

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