The rent-a-cops are sleeping
There's nobody to watch me pass
And the trees have been weeping
Their tears are still upon the grass
You're the drink I could not swallow
You're the cinder in my eye

I walk among the stones again in the place we said goodbye
Why should I try to hang on?
When the world keeps shutting me out
I've done everything wrong
Since you fell off the face of the earth
Since you fell off the face of the earth

Now as the stars are dying
I hide my head behind the wall
There's seven kinds of sorrow
And darling I can name them all
You're the path I could not follow
To the place where no one cries

I walk among the stones again in the place we said goodbye
Why should I try to hang on?
When the world keeps shutting me out
I've done everything wrong
Since you fell off the face of the earth
Since you fell off the face of the earth...


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    General CommentThis is a sappy song, but not excessively so. It's incredible in its presentation, because, in spite of it's theme, it managed to make itself sound upbeat and yet self-scolding. I love the
    "Why should I try to hang on
    When the world keeps shutting me out
    I've done everything wrong"
    I'm sorry, I hate it when people copy and paste whole parts of the song in a post, but I can't help it here. I love that part.
    shamelesson June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think I read on the band's label site that this song is about suicide!
    jenzedon August 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it is about suicide, too, but the narrator's loved one seems to be the one who took their life.
    "I walk among the stones again" makes me think of a graveyard, "in the place we said goodbye".
    And also the part where he states "the path I could not follow", IE - Death.
    SolsticeTheoryon August 09, 2006   Link

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