So, we were living out our days
In an old abandoned palisade
Sweeping chimneys until our backs hurt
And singing 'til our throats were dry
Scraping the red from every rusty nail
Stitching the carpet sails
We kept our salty voices hushed
You looked lovely all dressed in dust

I cleared the cobwebs while you slept
Set a fire that we both regret
You woke up coughing out a storm
And we never made it out the door

'Cause I, for one, was taking my time

I think it's time you and I should go home
It's been three years and I can feel it in my bones
If turning back means I am turning back alone
Then I guess I'm on my own, I'm on my own

It was six-hundred degrees
We had nothing to protect our feet
From the glowing members hardening our souls
Our burden bed of coal
But that fever that we shared wasn't nothing that we couldn't bare
Yeah we just wrapped around each other
And we sweat it out, our worst nightmare
And I think that's when I was born
In your arms during a fire storm
We were perfectly in place
We were filling up the empty space

But you were tired of wasting your time

Your spirit fled from
All those bad ideas we bled
I twisted up all of your words
And I turned to brass
While you were tearing down the past
Now I'm trailing, I'm traveling light
And losing my memories

I think it's time you and I should come home
It's been three years and I can feel it in my bones
If turning back means I am turning back alone
Then I guess I'm on my own, I'm on my own


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Grounded, I Am Traveling Light song meanings
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    General CommentSo, we were living out our days
    In an old abandoned palisade
    Sweepin' chimney 'til our backs hurt
    And singin' 'til our throats were dry
    Scraping the red from every rusty nail
    Stitching the carpet's tails
    We kept our salty voices hushed
    You looked loveliest all dressed in dust
    I cleared the cobwebs while you slept
    Set a fire that we both regret
    You woke up coughing up a storm
    And we never made it out the door

    'cause I, for one, was taking my time

    I think it's time you and I
    Should come home
    It's been three years
    And I can feel it in my bones
    If turning back means
    I am turning back alone
    Then I guess I'm on my own
    I'm on my own

    It was six-hundred degree
    We had nothing to protect our feet
    From the glowing embers hot under our soles
    Our burning bed of coal
    But that fever that we shared
    Wsn't nothing that we couln't bare
    Yeah, we just wrapped around each other
    And we sweat it out, our worst nightmare
    And that's when I was born
    In your arms during a firestorm
    We were perfectly in place
    We were filling up the empty place

    But you were tired of wasting your time

    Your spirit fled from
    All those bad ideas we bled
    I twisted up all of your words
    And I turned to brass
    While you were tearing down the past
    Now I'm trailing, I'm traveling light
    And losing my memories

    I think it's time you and I
    Should come home
    It's been three years
    And I can feel it in my bones
    If turning back means
    I am turning back alone
    Then I guess I'm on my own
    I'm on my own

    There you go man, nice job otherwise.
    SephNiteon December 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionGreat song and passionate lyrics I really hope this band reaches far and wide
    poolshark121on September 24, 2012   Link

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