"The Clearness is Gone" as written by and Robert William Crawford Scott Yancey Avett....
Well your hair fell on me like I dreamt that it would
When I dreamt your hair was long
Through the linens a moment of clearness shown through
In a minute the clearness was gone

When to know what I should for my heart to rest
Doesn't meet with the actions I make
I will seek the approval of no one but you
In love for the changes I take

The first time we fell for it
We blamed it on youth
And now we get hell for it
And blame it on truth

Of mind, oh my
Of mind, oh my
Of mind, oh my

Well your hair fell on me like I dreamt that it would
When I dreamt that your hair was long
Through the linens a moment of clearness shown through
In a minute the clearness was gone


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"The Clearness Is Gone" as written by Scott Yancey Avett Robert William Crawford

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    My InterpretationLoss of innocence. Not necessarily in a young way, but it works there too. The moment of clearness is the realization of what the other party in the relationship actually is...but that moment is gone in a minute...overshadowed by all the doubt and romanticism that any romantic relationship brings with it. The other party isn't right for you, but the moment of clearness is so brief...typically we are dreaming about what we want the other party to be..."Well your hair fell on me like I dreamt that it would... when I dreamt that your hair was long..." We dream about making our significant others what we want them to be and don't leave them because we think they will become what we want. The moments of clearness are those brief seconds of truth when we realize what that significant other truly is, or what they will or will not ever be. The linens represent the haze in front of our eyes that a relationship creates. The moments to see through that haze are few and far between. In a minute, the clearness is gone.
    smskornon October 25, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think he's talking about having a moment of clarity. A moment when you seem to have figured everything out only for it to slip away again into confusion, but thats in the context of what I think may be an affair.

    "Well, your hair fell on me like I dreamt that it would
    when I dreamt your hair was long"

    Maybe too literal, but I see this as him getting the girl that he wanted. He met her when she had short hair. He dreamed about how her hair would feel when it was longer. Now it is. And now he is with her.

    "Through the linens a moment of clearness shown through
    In a minute the clearness was gone"

    He's in bed with her. He's happy. The world is right. This is what life is all about. But those overwhelming feelings overshadow reality.

    "When to know what I should for my heart to rest
    doesn't meet with the actions I make"

    He may be cheating on someone and thinks that his new love is the right thing for him to do. Maybe not. Either way, he knows what is right and what is good for him (or at least what is expected of him), but chooses not do that.

    "I will seek the approval of no one but you
    In love for the changes I take"

    Not really sure here. I think he's saying I don't care what other people think. Just the person he is in love with.

    "The first time we fell for it we blamed it on youth
    And now we get hell for it and blame it on truth"

    When you are young you can fall in love easily and often. When you get older you're not supposed to fall in love with people like you do when you are young, especially when you are with someone else already. So if you do, you get hell from people because they think it is wrong. But he blames it on truth...these are the facts. I fell in love and that's all that matters.
    1Usernameon June 05, 2014   Link

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