It’s a graveyard of love
Where the heart goes to die
Where the grass is green and green
Like the colour of my eyes

It’s a strange kind of love
When it hurts you all the time
Don’t you know you shouldn’t feel that way
Sullen little mind

You are the first thing I ever saw
And you are the reason why I carry scars
Let’s sing together
Like a choir, like a band
I don’t wanna feel alone
Or feel as lonely as I really am

It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love, oh
Love

There is dust in my eyes
There’s a darkness in July
Every day I hope to find someone who holds eternal light
There’s a hole in your chest
Falling down from Everest
You hold on to everything you can but what is really left?

You are the first thing I ever say
And you are the first one to break my heart
Let’s drink together
For the woman, for the man
I don’t wanna feel alone
Or feel as lonely as I really am

It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love, oh
Love
Of love

It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love
It’s a graveyard of love, oh
Love
Of love
Of love
Of love



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    My InterpretationThis song speaks to me as a situation where the love the singer once felt has died and the relationship has withered past the state of rescue. The love she once felt has wound up hurting all the time, and she calls it a "strange kind of love" in a tongue-in-cheek way, since that is not love at all. However, she is aware of this and sort of chastises herself for suggesting that love even exists there at all.

    She speaks of the void where the other's affections should be ("There’s a hole in your chest / Falling down from Everest") but this person is hanging on to the relationship because they can't let go ("You hold on to everything you can but what is really left?").

    The singer's eye is even wandering, looking for someone who can give them what their partner can't ("Every day I hope to find someone who holds eternal light"). The partner has clearly broken the singer's heart and scarred her, but she doesn't want to feel lonely and is delaying the feeling with drinking and distractions, but the situation is casting a darkness over everything and the bitterness is setting in.

    However, the lines "You are the first thing I ever saw / And you are the reason why I carry scars" suggests that it could be directed at a parent who mistreated the singer to the point where she can no longer bring herself to love them.
    kalonkakonon July 14, 2016   Link

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