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We run into a dark room
And spasm to the sounds
Of a copy of Morrissey
Or the blues of the deep south

The drugs will only hide it
The feeling never really goes
And no, you won't find love at the bottom
Of a Class C hole

You don't know what you've got until its gone
You don't know who to love until you're lost
You don't know how to feel until the moment's passed
I wish you'd live like you were made of glass

We've got work in the morning
But it's nearly 5am
Is this really what we envisaged?
We won't be 21 again

In the haze you'll see colours
And problems suddenly make sense
The way you've been going
You'll be in an early grave

You don't know what you've got until it's gone
You don't know who to love until you're lost
You don't know how to feel until the moment's passed
I wish you'd live like you were made of glass




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    General CommentTo me this song is about a person coming back to where they grew up, after being gone and living their life successfully, then seeing that someone they were very close to, like a best friend, gf, etc.) that you had your best times and menories with, got stluck....I assume maybe that person has been destroyed by those things you did with them, and that you were able to walk away from, yet they've succumbed to.

    (I don't know whether I'm right or wrong, for me, interpreting a song isn't a right or wrong, yes or no proposition. Songs can mean different things td different people. That's why songs like this are so meaningful and beautiful...they touch us personally and have a way of taking us back to a time, person, or event in our lives. So I would never put someones interpretation down. I write music, so I read alot about different SongWriters and many of the greats would never say what their lyrics were about, because they didn't want to encroach on their listeners personal meaning. I use to think that was a cop out and they just said that because the song was random and not about anything except some words that sound right together. I was very wrong and have alot of respect for they that act this way. It shows they put the listeners experience above their own ego. Like a gift, "Here, I'm giving you this with no strings attached . Do with it as you wish, it's your song now. Rather beautiful I think, and why Music is the most loved form of artistic expression.
    ***I've also noticed on alot of other sites, the lyrics to this song are incorrect. This site is 1 of the few that have "...you won't find love at the bottom of a Class C hole." others have glassy bottle, glassy bottom, I even thought the lyric was "....in a glassine vial" as in what some heroin comes in. But I too was wrong. :D
    JoegVollon November 16, 2016   Link

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