I'm no Rasputin, you ain't no Rapunzel
I have willingly fallen, and you have cut your own hair
Thought we needed motion, at least until the war kicks in
I go out in the world with you the last night of the burning flare

Trains will follow trains under the dun, under the moon
And I do believe that all that I can do is croon
And I do believe that there was a morning that I saw your true love
burning
next to me

But now there's ashes, from exquisite eyelashes
So far away, past the border, past the turnstyle
And even I know, and I do believe, and I do believe that there was a morning
I saw your true love burning next to me

But now there's ashes, from exquisite eyelashes
So far away, past the border, past the turnstyle
Sometimes I wonder if it is true humility
For this humiliation

Walking in the twilight, walking in the crows of day
From this station of passion, I go


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    General CommentI think he is describing leaving a lover while he refuses to deny their past's passion.
    TheModNymphon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think in this song he is reflecting on a past relationship. I think it may have been the first time he felt truly in love, or he may just now be realizing he was in fact, in love with this person. "and I do believe I saw your true love burning next to me. But now there's ashes." They had a burning passion for each other, but the flame has died away and all that's left now are the ashes of what they once had together.
    StarkRavenMadon September 01, 2008   Link

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