"We Made a Pact" as written by and Timothy John Baker....
You
You and I made a pact
A deal that as we lay dying
We'd think about each other then
And smile as we're taken in

I
I listened like a little child
To the story of your earthbound pilot
He plummeted so violent
A parachute not opening
And rushing to oblivion
He broke into that knowing grin

I
I think about that a lot
Cause a lot is what I've not got
And a smile is what I least expect
In the clutches of this darkness

You
You I was surprised to hear
Your birdsong velvet in my ear
The phone broke its silent stint
I pulled the cord and I needed it
You billowed like a bowl of silk
And slowed me from my ruining


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"We Made a Pact" as written by Timothy John Baker

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    General CommentYou and I made a pact
    A deal that as we lay dying
    We'd think about each other then
    And smile as we're taken in

    I feel this is straight forward to the title of the song, 2 people (friends, lovers, etc) making a pact that when they come to the end of their lives they will think of each other.

    I listened like a little child
    To the story of your earthbound pilot
    He plummeted so violent
    A parachute not opening
    And rushing to oblivion
    He broke into that knowing grin

    "I listened like a little child" indicates to me that this is an adult enamored with a story being told to them. "earthbound pilot" to me that means someone falling to the earth from an airplane (crashed? skydiver? IDK) the part about the parachute not opening and the rushing to oblivion is obvious, i'm curious about the "he broke into that knowing grin" to me it is either the story teller grinning, or the earthbound pilot facing death with a grin.

    I think about that a lot
    Cause a lot is what I've not got
    And a smile is what I least expect
    In the clutches of this darkness

    "a lot is what I've not got" to me means that the singer/author is older now and dying soon, or perhaps is ill and dying. "a smile is what I least expect in the clutches of this darkness" the singer is not expecting kindness, maybe he is older now in a nursing home and no one is visiting him, he is spending a lot of time remembering his past.

    You I was surprised to hear
    Your birdsong velvet in my ear
    The phone broke its silent stint
    I pulled the cord and I needed it
    You billowed like a bowl of silk
    And slowed me from my ruining

    pretty obvious this part is about getting a call from a former friend or lover, and being happy and grateful to hear from them. talking to that person eases their depression or "slowed me from my ruining"
    spanky1028on September 27, 2013   Link

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