I will lead you if you will follow me
To graveled gray roads, Shakespearean scenes
If only you knew the love of degree
You'd slow that beating heart down
You will do for now

The December dark will keep me in the room
Soft ashtray eyes will beg to be found
I'm keeping these walls from speaking too soon
Count your love one in the crowd
You will do for now

I swear these lies won't stay long
The halos and hubris are gone
Shadow your right with my wrong
Once these sheets are gone

I will lead you if you will follow me
To graveled gray roads, cigarette scenes
Regret won't keep the sun from the sea
Soon I'll be leaving this town
You will do for now


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    My Interpretation"I will lead you if you will follow me
    To graveled gray roads, Shakespearean scenes
    If only you knew the love of degree
    You'd slow that beating heart down
    You will do for now"

    The narrator is willing to try out this short relationship if the other person is willing to. He could lead them to plain and somewhat darker places, as well as romance and tragedy (Shakespearean). If that other person knew what his intentions were, they wouldn't be as excited (slow that beating heart down)

    "The December dark will keep me in the room
    Soft ashtray eyes will beg to be found
    I'm keeping these walls from speaking too soon
    Count your love one in the crowd
    You will do for now"

    There's something that's keeping him from going on, and she is there to "keep him company." He's almost trapped in a way, and the walls of truth are closing in. She may have been used before (ashtray eyes) and he's saying that she should keep in eye out for the ones that actually loved her in the past.


    "I swear these lies won't stay long
    The halos and hubris are gone
    Shadow your right with my wrong
    Once these sheets are gone."

    He won't continue to lead her on, and he can't cover it up in confidence and false innocents forever. Once the cover is off, she will be able to shadow her rights/happiness over the wrongs that he did

    "I will lead you if you will follow me
    To graveled gray roads, cigarette scenes
    Regret won't keep the sun from the sea
    Soon I'll be leaving this town
    You will do for now"

    Almost the same as the first verse. He's still going to have a relationship with her, even if they regret it in the end. He's going to leave no matter what in the end, and she will do for now.
    LaaDeDaaon November 25, 2014   Link

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