Streets, these visions, an origami city folding in.
Construction, creation, we are architects and kings,
Lifting street stones from their beds to build these homes from memory,
As we’re tangled in our sleep.

We were young together, but I’ve grown ancient.
Cracked and weathered and filled with regret,
Waiting to sink, rushing to sink in my sleep.

The realisation sinks in through the skin like a disease,
A blight inside of me.
Missing your touch, your weight on my fingers,
What was familiar becomes unfamiliar.
Give me an anchor, a lifeline to hold.
Bring me back to something I know for sure.

Locked away, a dream-dweller pale from hiding with secrets
Deeper than daylight dares to seek.
Come out, emerge!
Hands to our eyes, overexposed for all we are.

Lay me down in a den of dreamers,
Put me to rest on a bed of sleepers.

Doubt is a plague. We’ll never be safe here again.
When all their eyes are tied to me, just carry the conversation please.

We were young, sandcastle kings building empires, cities and homes.
Architects tangled up in our sleep.

Wake up.


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Spineless Crow song meanings
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    Song Meaning"“Spineless Crow” explores building and breaking relationships, becoming jaded and the mixed up feelings that sometimes come with love. It’s probably the most experimental and erratic song on the album, but then again that supports the theme in the lyrics. There are big orchestral parts and lots of contrast."

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    soulglowactivaturon March 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me a lot of "Inception."

    Streets, these visions, an origami city folding in.
    Construction, creation, we are architects and kings
    - The scene where Cobb is teaching Ariadne to manipulate the dream world and she folds the city like origami

    We were young together, but I’ve grown ancient.
    - Saito and Cobb say several times "We were young once. We can be young me again." Saito is lost in Limbo and becomes an old man.

    Cracked and weathered and filled with regret
    - Saito also asks Cobb, "Do you want to rejoin your family or die alone, an old man filled with regret?"

    Locked away, a dream-dweller pale from hiding with secrets
    Deeper than daylight dares to seek.
    Come out, emerge!
    Hands to our eyes, overexposed for all we are.
    - Again, Saito lost in Limbo, where he can't escape.

    Doubt is a plague.
    - Doubt is what Cobb put in Mal's mind that caused her to kill herself and frame Cobb. Doubt that reality was real. In the movie, an idea is describe "like a virus."

    When all their eyes are tied to me, just carry the conversation please.
    - The scene where Ariadne draws the attention of Cobb's subconscious. She's talking and everybody is looking at the two of them with extreme suspicion.

    We were young, sandcastle kings building empires, cities and homes.
    Architects tangled up in our sleep.
    - Pretty much a summation of Mal's Cobb's dynamic. Again, "We were young, once." In the Limbo, they were able to construct their own realities. They built a city on a beach. They spent too long there and eventually became convinced that it was real.

    Wake up.
    - The only way to escape Limbo and the dream world in general.
    themonsterinmeon May 19, 2013   Link

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