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Find a thread to pull
And we can watch it unravel
Cause we've been living in
A ghost of summer from 2 years ago

A hint of light in the dark
Only enough to keep from giving up
If I could go back to the start
To break the pattern forming between us

A needle dragging thread
To form the chapters only we could know
But they will overlap
And cast a shadow on what little is left.

A hint of light in the dark
Only enough to keep from giving up
If I could go back to the start
To break the pattern forming between us.

Find a thread to pull
And we can watch it unravel
But this is just the start
We'll find out who we are.

A hint of light in the dark
Only enough to keep from giving up
If I could go back to the start
To break the pattern forming between us.


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    My InterpretationA once-great relationship gone painfully stale. It hurts to end it because of what it once was.

    "Find a thread to pull
    And we can watch it unravel"

    The relationship has become a series of tenuous threads. Not solid. Pull any one and it'll come apart. Walking on eggshells. Afraid to move anywhere in case this happens.

    "Cause we've been living with
    A ghost of summer from 2 years ago"

    Two years ago the relationship was great and it is impossible to accept that that's gone now.

    "A hint of light in the dark
    Only enough to keep from giving up
    If I could go back to the start
    To break the pattern forming between us"

    It's not all bad. And it seems like it's worth it to hold on to that and stay together.
    If only they could go back and do things differently so they didn't fall into certain rituals and behaviours that ended up dooming the relationship.

    "A needle dragging thread
    To form the chapters only we could know
    But they will overlap
    And cast a shadow on what little is left."

    In a difficult relationship it is impossible to accurately relay to people outside of that relationship what it's really like. "The chapters only we could know." But these chapters and events, many of them probably unhappy ones, overlap. It gets complicated. What little good that remains of the relationship is darkened by the bad that constantly hangs overhead.

    That's my interpretation anyway. It mirrors my own experience and means a lot to me. The One AM Radio remix is especially brilliant in my opinion.
    GhostGhoston July 27, 2014   Link

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