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Silver spirals around the sun
Constellations spinning
And dissolving one by one
The frequencies are out of reach
The phosphorescent halo
Of the universe at peace

I know that time will pass us by
A twisted rearrangement
That makes us wonder why
The two of us will become one
Until it's over
And the moon becomes the sun

It moves the earth
I feel its worth
The ground will start to shake
It's what happens every time
The two exist
This continental drift

So take my hand and drift away
This atmospheres's not perfect
But it is what we create
An endless dance of stars so bright
A supernova
Radioactive liquid light

And as we float through space
Not knowing what's ahead
Or what will fall into place
I dream of the black hole
That pulls us in
The argument of life
That I can't win
This continental drift

Don't you want me here?
I'm filling in the space
That keeps us from near
It's what sets us all apart
The artist from the art
And right back at the start
It's the mind against the heart
This continental drift
Continental drift


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    General Commentthis song is friggin amazing.. i signed up to this site simply so someone would interpret it for me though.. someone please tell me what this song means! and if you've never heard it.. its worth the downlaod
    Aphonickon January 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI remember my ex got me to d/l this song.. and I immediately fell in love with it... I bought the cd and its so amazing... but this is the best song on the cd...
    I honestly can't tell you what this song means... its just beautiful... there's just parts that remind me of relationships and that we make our own destiny and that now one will get in our way... I dunno I'm rambling lol
    phoenix_ignitionon June 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok so a year and a half later im gonna explain this one...hes talking about the first time he has sex with a girl. "The two of us will become one, Until it's over, And the moon becomes the sun." its magical...liek the cosmos...its something beautiful...then he goes on to tlak about their realtionship..."So take my hand and drift away, This atmospheres's not perfect, But it is what we create." they dont have the best realtionship ever but they have one and its only what theyve made of it. as it gets closer to the end he sees it starting to fall apart and he doesnt understand...and then he realizes that nothing has changed...its the same as it always has been....or anyways thats what i think...
    cupomilk413on July 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about being in love with someone. "the two of us will become one..until its over and the moon becomes the sun" meaning that they are making love from night until the morning basically and when he says "this atmosphere's not perfect but it is what we create" he means basically that not everything is perfect but it is what you make of it. "it moves the earth, i feel its worth, the ground will start to shake, its what happens everytime the two exist...." he's talking about being with her. and when he says as we float through space not knowing whats ahead....they don't know what will become of their relationship or how it will go.
    ok.
    the end.
    kes01on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe not many people have heard this song before. It's one of my favourites the lyrics are amazing.
    lilu324on June 20, 2009   Link

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