"Like Tears In Rain" as written by and Simonsson Eskil....
Go to the Empire State and watch the city lights
Hear the noise of millions struggle in the sprawl
Stare into the sky, we're few and far between
Black eyes full of stars, wide with memories

Every street I ever walked
Every home I ever had
Is lost

Every flower I ever held
Every spring I ever had
Has died

Every man I ever knew
Every woman I ever had
Is gone

Everything I ever touched
Everything I ever had
Has died

Lie down in the park and watch the satellites
Hear the children sing just a breath away
Dance in the heavy air along the interstate
Black lung full of fumes, choke on memories

Every street I ever walked
Every home I ever had
Is lost

Every flower I ever held
Every spring I ever had
Has died

Every man I ever knew
Every woman I ever had
Is gone

Everything I ever touched
Everything I ever had
Has died


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"Like Tears in Rain" as written by Simonsson Eskil Simonsson Eskil Simonsson Eskil

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  • +1
    General Comment'Every flower I ever held
    every spring I ever had
    has died'

    isn't it dried?
    beautiful song.
    skuton June 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIncase anyone was wondering whether or not it was inspired by bladerunner, during their live show yesterday they sang this song and about half way through he sang Roy Batty's famous quote :)
    dromidason October 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, they're obviously fans of Blade Runner, for one thing (Roy Batty's final speach is similar to this).
    gandalfeon May 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit hurts me. like SOM hurts me. the far and few between covenant sez, and SOM: it dosent help to be one ov the chosen, one of the few to be sure. its the same thing. I understand what that means.
    Lushon June 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the song I would play before I'd commit suicide because it has a powerful distorted and dark ambience to the theme. It's got a lot of anger and painful strings in the background. It can also make me feel revenge against everyone that I've ever known that had hurt me in someway. That is why he says "Every man I ever knew is is gone"
    Mode000on June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. It's very melodic. Good [soft] vocals, nice beat. It's a good song, plain, and simple.
    Ratgirlon June 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very special. It evokes a kindred spirit of understanding and liking. A friend who knows. I feel I relate to this song... Hey Mode000 if you read this email me at pitaweski@hotmail.com or cooldaddy747@hotmail.com
    loner02on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is a great song. and also its like a big reference to Blade Runner and Neuromancer.

    if anything its just a dystopian anthem. they know theyre littuature and like it.
    digital_seraphicon June 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsooooo goth
    eternityawaitson April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song
    i love everything about it
    xheartbreakerxon January 14, 2005   Link

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