Iris Black takes a little while
To gather her thoughts
They get in and out of passing town cars they
They keep wandering off
Joining marching bands and streets parades and
Hiding out in bars
They say we've never been lonely a day in our lives and we're not about to start

Iris Black takes a moment
To catch her breath
It's shot through on another honeymoon, it's trying
Trying to leave her for dead

It's blowing out somebody's birthday candles, it's stealing cigarettes
She says every other day takes my breath away
Then something just brings it back again

Iris Black breaks the windows
Says it keeps her young
See the child actors all flying backwards into the mid-morning sun
She's trying to find the right words befrore they can get their ice skates on
She says I've stayed on the run for just long enough to never find out
To find out what I've become

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    Song Meaning"If theres any re-ocurring theme on this record, it's identity or idea of this self we have in there or think we are. Iris Black is a song about an elderly woman for whom that sense of self or identity is drifting away in a dementia kind of fashion. But it's intended to be beautiful, it's a sweet song. It's like her faculties are actually gently waving goodbye and saying its been nice, it's time for us to go, drifting away "…
    Azazel23on May 14, 2016   Link

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