[Lyrics and Music by Jens Johansson]

Would you move the mountain,
Would you build a tower,
Would you drink the sunshine,
Like a wilted flower?

Would you waste that hour
If you knew this full moon would be
The last one you'd see?

Would you gaze in wonder
While the world was turning,
While the moon made quiet
All the years of yearning?

Would the flame keep burning,
If you knew the powers that be
Could set you free?

Don't know why you had to go
In the stormy night, a flame in the darkness
And we'll never really know
If you'll ever see me again.

Swam around in circles,
In the angry ocean
Had a dream of safety
That's lost emotion.

Could a faded notion
Make you find your way back to shore,
Looking for more?

So we head for safety,
But we never get there
And I brush the shadows
From your scary nightmare

On the road to nowhere,
Would you help me carry my cross and set me free?

Don't know why you had to go
In the stormy night, a flame in the darkness
And we'll never really know
If you'll ever see me again.

[Solo ? Jens]

Don't know why you had to go
In the stormy night, a flame in the darkness
And we'll never really know
If you'll ever see me again.


Lyrics submitted by SergeF2007, edited by skualninja

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    Song MeaningThis song, I believe it speaks about having lost your lover. Who "had to go" as in, passed away, and because the afterline is always but a wonder, there's no way of telling "if you'll ever see me again."

    So many lines speak of possibilities that weren't, the wonders of what would have one done, if only they knew, saw it coming, anything. And now, for the one remaining alone - who no longer knows the feeling of safety, seeing how his lover was suddenly taken away from him - his life feels like a read to nowhere, carrying a cross (representing burden).

    And I think the "Set you/me free" line represents death.
    Alexlayeron August 19, 2011   Link

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