"For Celebrations Past" as written by and Conner/lanegan/conner/martin....
This is for footsteps approaching the night
They keep themselves moving and do what is right
Now watch what you gather and hold in your hand
Numbers are many who misunderstand

Drink your wine away instead
I won't remember all that's said
Say farewell and close the door
You'll find me never more

That I believe in
That I believe in
That I believe in you
Must be a crying shame

Tell you a story of that which comes last
All of the sorrow that lives in the past
Now if you're tired of all that's been told
Don't be surprised that I've grown so old

Drink your wine away instead
I won't remember all that's said
Say farewell and close the door
You'll find me never more

And I believe in
That I believe in
That I believe in you
Must be a crying shame

Breathing in shadows or dead on the vine
I'm there in the morning to take you sometimes
To watch what you gather and hold in your hand
The numbers are many who misunderstand

Drink your wine away instead
I won't remember all that's said
Say farewell and close the door
You'll find me never more

And I believe in
That I believe in
That I believe in
That I believe in
That I believe in you
Must be a crying shame


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"For Celebrations Past" as written by Mark Lanegan

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    General Commentthooh, i love this song
    i don't know what it's about
    but i love it
    WwoEvarron December 27, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI get the feeling that it's about Christian faith, and the stigma attached to it in some places.
    "Numbers are many who misunderstand"
    "That I believe in you, must be a crying shame"
    Nothing obvious, just vague imagery.
    rustyDon May 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm glad there are still some Trees fans out there. One hell of a band; Lanegan sounds like a modern day Morrison. And with the two big guys strumming makes it that much better. I'm glad there are not a ton of us; however, I bet the bands thinks otherwise.

    The song baffles me. Could be about many things; I do like it.
    leallenleon July 01, 2010   Link

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