Make haste, the light is fading
The traders turn the sign
The clouds are lost to darkness
The bars they spring to life

You never loved this city
But angel, it loves you
Your smile, a roman candle
Your eyes are Prussian blue

Beware, the crack of lightning
Three miles but drawing near
The first rain blacks the pavement
The birds, they disappear
And in the doorway, lovers
They share a cigarette
Below, the rush of gutter
Above, a silhouette

You never loved this city
But angel, it loves you
Your smile, a roman candle
Your eyes are Prussian blue

I never loved this city
But you can keep me here
Your love, a stained glass window
Your heart, a chandelier


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    General CommentThe closest interpretation of this song to me is,of a girl being raped. The composer has created the whole scene of how two lovers are being followed by people of the city,because they want to rape the girl.
    The lyrics portray their escape from them.

    "Make haste, the light is fading
    The traders turn the sign
    The clouds are lost to darkness
    The bars they spring to life
    "
    -its getting dark. The two lovers are fleeing away from the people following them.

    "You never loved this city
    But angel, it loves you
    Your smile, a roman candle
    Your eyes are Prussian blue
    -The lover tells how beautiful she is

    "Beware, the crack of lightning
    Three miles but drawing near
    The first rain blacks the pavement
    The birds, they disappear"
    -end.The people have caught them. Everything around is dark,there's no-one to help them and they'r all alone..

    "Below, the rush of gutter
    Above, a silhouette"
    -pretty much explains everything

    I just love the play of music in the song. It creates a whole melancholic environment,so naturally.
    katy0libon January 07, 2014   Link

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