"Dark Bird Is Home" as written by and Kristian Matsson....
So there were no higher mountains
It's all in your hands
valley was a future sea
and now sail is the plan

In this travel with no journey
I lose until I'm light
letting go of mind to have
what I'm keeping now

Suddenly the day gets you down
But this is not the end
no, this is fine

We're still the towers in the valley
we're still winds down this dream
still we're in the light of day
with our ghosts within

There are many ways of sorrow
for just stepping out
everyday a growling storm
but they're kind somehow

I fall in love but keep on falling
I held you for life
Letting go rope in hand
there’s just leaving now

Suddenly the day gets you down
but this is not the end
no, this is fine

Still, we're biking, laugh in memories
still winds down the stream
still we're in the light of day
with our ghosts within

When there’s no one on the bottom
you got there alone
kicking up some dust to see
where a wind could blow

All the ways to ride a lightning
I've used up a few
I just want you to be safe
as I thunder through

Suddenly the day gets you down
But this is not the end
no, this is fine

We're still the towers in the valley
we're still winds down this dream
still we're in the light of day
with our ghosts within

No, this is not the end
no final tears that we need to show
I thought that this would last for a million years

But now I need to go.
Oh, fuck.


Lyrics submitted by SonVis, edited by DarkBirdIsHome

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    Song ComparisonSome nice callbacks here. "there’s just leaving now" of course, in contrast to There's No Leaving Now, but perhaps, more importantly, this one, "So there were no higher mountains", contrasting Troubles Will Be Gone, which says:

    But there's that sign up to a hill to see the far of the land
    Well the sign will say, "There's still a higher one"

    If the message of TWBG is something like 'you'll always have more mountains to conquer', here Mattson seems to have resorted to the conclusion that perhaps that greatest peak came and went. Kinda grim, but the whole song is hopeful in a sort of grim way.
    infinityontrialon January 06, 2016   Link

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