Can you hear me now
Lying in this bed
Embedded in this written story

Can you hear me now
Calling from this bed
I'm spitting words but there's no meaning, no

(Now he's taking his time)
He's got nothing to lose
(But the first thing he sees)
Is the last thing he choose
(And when the moment arrived)
He just found he had nothing to say
That day

Can you hear me now
Sky is turning red
The streets are all gone
Am I dreaming, no

Can you hear me now
Falling from this bed
The dust that bears gifts
But when will it show me

(Now she's taking her time)
She's got nothing to lose
(But the first thing she sees)
Is the last thing she choose
(And when the moment arrived)
She just found she had nothing to say
That day

He lies awake in his bed every night devising ways to conceal the strain
She never tells of her midnight fears or admits that she does the same
They never meet, never touch, never speak and for one tired old refrain

Can you hear me now
Lying in this bed
Embedded in this written story

Can you hear me now
Calling from this bed
I'm spitting words but there's no meaning


Lyrics submitted by janerik, edited by cecilew93

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI keep going back and forth about whether this is about unrequited love, with two people who long for each other and yet neither expresses their feelings to the other, or about the unspoken thoughts and fears that are not shared between a couple who seem to be in a healthy relationship. Maybe it's both. The repeated "Can you hear me now?" is strange because it doesn't seem like they are trying to speak -- or maybe they are each "speaking" in their own way and longing for the other to "hear" what they are "saying" in this unspoken way.

    Beautiful song.
    rickterpon August 08, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionHa! I'm pretty sure it's "The dust that bears gifts," not "Nudist that bears gifts." But the latter is a better image -- well, depending on the Nudist...
    rickterpon August 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentCan you hear me now?

    Great song, great album, great band
    tmaloneyon August 09, 2010   Link

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