Well the mood settled down
Once the movie hit town
You know all the movies I've seen
You never did understand
How I watched all of them
Can't figure how you never did

Well the moon is so gold
That it conquers the soul
Like that very first moment we kissed
But you never will go far
In a Japanese car
Just thinking of the things that we've missed

What good are promises
If nobody honors them?

And so we never ask 'why?'
Don't say anything nice
And don't talk if we meet on the field
Because I want you to know
That I let it all go
Even if you never did.


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"Clair de Lune" as written by Art Harris

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    General CommentThis is completely beautiful song, my favorite song by my favorite band. They played in live in Dallas Mar. 02' and it blew me away live, very powerful. The last verse is so fucking perfect and bitter.
    deathcabfan1on May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i couldn't stop listening to it and i still can't, it's one of my favorites. man, trail of dead is so damn awesome.
    BeautifulCreatureon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentto the sounds of it... it seems like everything was nice at first but then he noticed the flaws in her and she fucked up and he is done with her even though she isnt done with him... or something...
    BloodLuston September 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think he doesnt want her to come back to him after she realizes she screwed up. connor is really hurt that he put all his effort into this and she didnt, and that if she came back he'll just be like "fuck you"
    sean7711on March 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti was listening to desaparecidos when i said "connor" haha...i meant conrad, i wasnt thinking haha
    sean7711on March 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commentsounds more like he realized they the two weren't a good match at all.
    "You know all the movies I've seen
    You never did understand
    How I watched all of them
    Can't figure how you never did"

    And basically he just decides to close off the relationship and go their seperate ways.
    tsucolon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think he's saying he let go any grudges,
    and she never did.
    glassjaw2on June 11, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah. pretty much at first everything seemed so right until he realized their differences in everything, as well as how unfaithful she turned out to be (what good are promises if nobody honors them?).
    and in the second verse he starts to reflect all the memories they did share when their relationship first started, and then of the things they couldve had if she hadnt deceived him.
    so he just had to let her go. and tells her not to ask why because its quite obvious why. and he just doesnt want anything to do with her already, even if she still wants him.
    aywkubttod16on October 03, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI saw TOD in concert and before Conrad played this song, he said it was about "unrequited love". Basically its Conrad looking back at a relationship where he was putting in all the effort and affection while the other person is indifferent at the most.
    asspennieson December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentClair De Lune means moonlight in French
    JeffKaos71on March 10, 2006   Link

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