"Held In The Arms Of Your Words" as written by and Peter Lawrence/colburn Buck....
This light at the end of the day
When even the highways seem still
The map in my hands folded shut
There isn't one magical word
But a carnival of them instead
Like an old, silent cinema screen

And in this light you are framed classically
Just a painting that hangs in my head
That I know like the back of my hand
And with the sunset, the neon awakes
And the cold colours dance on your skin
Finally the modern makes sense to me

You're effortless, you know you are
And all I want to do
Is let you lead me off into the dusk
Our shadows kiss before we do
Right here in the dark
I revel in the calm before the storm

The garden is haunted by us
And every mistake that we've made
Is at peace cos it led us both here
The thought that just burns into me
Of you in the ink of the night
Is the breath-taking danger of you

You're effortless, you know you are
And all I want to do
Is let you lead me off into the dusk
Our shadows kiss before we do
Right here in the dark
I revel in the calm before the storm

This is life
This is all I want from life
It's the fervour and the tenderness combined.
In the dark, in the ever-falling dark,
We are anchorless adrift but barely notice

(You're effortless, you know you are
And all I want to do
Is let you lead me off into the dusk
Our shadows kiss before we do
Right here in the dark
I revel in the calm before the storm)

(You're effortless, you know you are
And all I want to do
Is let you lead me off into the dusk
Our shadows kiss before we do
Right here in the dark
I revel in the calm before the storm)

(You're effortless, you know you are
And all I want to do
Is let you lead me off into the dusk
Our shadows kiss before we do
Right here in the dark
I revel in the calm before the storm)


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"Held in the Arms of Your Words" as written by Richard William Colburn Peter Buck

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song is incredible :)
    just when i don't think Gary's song writing couldn't get any better and it does.
    jennytismeon July 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentand its
    This is life,
    this is all I want from life
    it's the fervour and the tenderness combined.
    In the dark, in the ever-falling dark,
    we are anchorless adrift but barely notice.
    jennytismeon July 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentKippenvel van in het begin. Als er Belgen zijn, hoe zegt ge da in 't engels? :D

    ok, I'm from Belgium and we have this sentence we say when we're really.. how do you say that.. when you really really really like something en it has sort of an influence on your body, like getting cold or something? get it? :D o and the litte hairs on your arms get up! anyway, if we feel that, we say: "ik krijg er kippenvel van!" literally translated it's something like tis: "It's giving me chickenskin" but I suppose you don't say it like that :D

    Oke Joanna, get to the point! I FUCKING LOVE THIS SONG!
    JoannaWynanton August 05, 2010   Link
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    General Comment@JoannaWynant It's the same in dutch, kippenvel, it's called 'Goosebumps' in english. Like Ganzenbobbeltjes. :D
    AnneTUDUDUDUon September 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Lydia, This December It's One More...

    Music is awesome because it's open for interpretation right? This song to me is about coke addiction. It's a beautiful sounding song about an addict that is content with being addicted.

    simentfon September 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI think it's twilight, they're in a park in the city ("the neon"), and this is a rare peaceful calm moment for them. This is where they met (or spent much time together), "the garden is haunted by us". They have a tumultuous relationship ("the storm"), probably because he has resisted letting things get serious...but he's decided to let go (and give into the relationship/love, "let you lead me off into the dusk"), and put aside his usual rules, ignore the map ("the map in my hands folded shut") even though he may get hurt ("breath-taking danger of you").
    sTTaceyon December 29, 2010   Link

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