Veins take on the prism
Of hearts' electric roar
Three years gone I still don't know
What I was searching for

Cross the map
Mind the gap
May I have your seat?
My heart is weaping!

Calling here, cross the years
Does your heart still beat with mine?
Will you meet me there someday
At the end of the district line

Looking back, fade to black
From a memory sublime
Hope your travel card is good
To the end of the district line

London bridge has fallen
Kentish Town's too far
Waterloo's defeated me
In Richmond shines the star

Through the dark
To the park
There's a vulpine mien
in the sylvan scene

Calling here, cross the years
Does your heart still beat with mine?
Will you meet me there someday
At the end of the district line

Looking back, fade to black
From a memory sublime
Hope your travel card is good
To the end of the district line

[INTERLUDE]

Calling here, cross the years
Does your heart still beat with mine?
Will you meet me there someday
At the end of the district line

Looking back, fade to black
From a memory sublime
Hope your travel card is good
To the end of the district line

To the end of the district line

To the end of the district line!


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District Line song meanings
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    Song MeaningWell, I actually wrote these lyrics (amazing to find them here, actually, though I know this is one of Pepper's more popular songs).

    Long story short, the song is about someone I fell in love with when I lived in London. I lived in Richmond at the time ("the end of the District Line"). A lot of it is just mixed-up metanyms about my experience ("Kentish town's too far" refers both to the distance from Richmond to that stop, and to an incident where someone I knew went "too far" with something in a pub). A lot of it is puns ("Waterloo's defeated me" and "may I have your seat? my heart is weak").

    The line "in Richmond shines the Star" is in reference to the Royal Star and Garter home, which was a landmark that helped me find my way out of Richmond Park one night when I stayed way too long. The "vulpine mien in the sylvan scene" was the loud chorus of urban foxes that were barking that night.
    OneCalled3on September 30, 2014   Link

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