"The Poorest Waltz" as written by Andrew David Craighan, Hamish Glencross and Aaron Stainthorpe....
Across the cedar covered river
Within the night that covers them
Up the hill toward dark gates
An approach so sweet yet again

Proffer the sightless with wine
Crank the old gramophone

To go up and dance with the blind girls
A secret so holy and dire
To waltz in the arms of innocence
Hushed delights from the choir

Shadows long and playful
Cast with broken old candles
Gowns worn and stressed
Yet graceful in tired old sandals

Strike up the scratchy old music
Tonight they won’t dance alone

Alas, the music does fade
Back to the village they creep
And leave the sanatorium
Its bars and rules, Just so


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"The Poorest Waltz" as written by Andrew David Craighan Aaron Stainthorpe

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    My InterpretationI think the song means just what it says - a man or a group of men discover a sanatorium(hospital) in an unexpected place, where blind girls are kept and treated.
    These plainly dressed blind girls secretly come out every night and dance to scratchy old music to make their grim lives a little happier. These men join them in this surprise rendezvous, offer them wine and have a good time.
    However, soon it's time for the girls to leave - the music fades and they sadly crawl back to their prison.
    emptyinsidon March 07, 2013   Link

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