"Dust to Dust" as written by Joy Williams and John Paul White....
It's not your eyes
It's not what you say
It's not your laughter that gives you away
You're just lonely
You've been lonely, too long

All your actin'
Your thin disguise
All your perfectly delivered lies
They don't fool me
You've been lonely, too long

[Chorus]
Let me in the wall, you've built around
And we can light a match and burn it down
Let me hold your hand and dance 'round and 'round the flame
In front of us
Dust to

You've held your head up
You've fought the fight
You bear the scars
You've done your time
Listen to me
You've been lonely, too long

[Chorus]
Let me in the wall, you've built around
And we can light a match and burn them down
And let me hold your hand and dance 'round and 'round the flames
In front of us
Dust to dust

You're like a mirror, reflecting me
Takes one to know one, so take it from me
You've been lonely
You've been lonely, too long
We've been lonely
We've been lonely, too long


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"Dust to Dust" as written by Joy Williams, John Paul White

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    Song MeaningI think this song is about two people who've been lonely for too long (hence, that line).
    When the girl is singing, she's talking about the guy who's acting like everything has been okay, when he's really been hurt before. "All your perfectly delivered lies, they don't fool me, you've been lonely, too long"
    When the guy in singing, he's saying the girl has been through a lot in the past. And again, has been lonely for too long.
    I think it's a beautifully written song about two people breaking down the walls they've both built up and falling in love again, both coming from bad past relationships, and finding an even greater love.
    jocelynoliviaon August 17, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI cant help but feel they wrote this for Catching Fire but it never got included in the soundtrack because the producers wanted to move in a new direction for the second film. I think its a travesty and this should have been on the soundtrack. The link for these lyrics and the Hunger Games should be evident to anyone who has read the books or even seen the films. Peeta and Katniss to a T.
    beekers02on February 04, 2014   Link

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