"Don't Fade Away" as written by and Peter Kenneth Frampton....
Don't fade away, my brown-eyed girl
Come walk with me, I'll fill your heart with joy
And we'll dance through our isolation
Seeking solace in the wisdom we bestow
Turning thoughts to the here and ever after
Consuming fears in our fiery halos

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
I've heard that innocence
Has led us all astray

But don't let them make you and break you
The world is filled with their broken empty dreams
Silence is their only virtue
Locked away inside their silent screams

But for now let us dance away this starry night
Filled with the glow of fiery stars
And with the dawn our sun will rise
Bringing a symphony of bird cries

Don't bring me down now
Let me stay here for awhile
You know life's too short
Let me bathe here in your smile

I'm transcending
The fall from the garden
Goodnight


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"Don't Fade Away" as written by Peter Kenneth Frampton

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    General CommentWhen I was young, I used to listen to this specific song a lot. My older brother bought Towards The Within, but for a long time this was the only track I would listened to. I wasn't very good at english at the time, but the emotion that this song projected on me was.. almost magical and something I would never forget.

    I would imagine that the singer (Brendan Perry) was singing to his soul mate who, as unfortunate as it may seem, was dying. Though their love was beyond anything this world had ever seen, it wasn't meant to be. They had only moments left before death would seperate them. And all he could do was trying to make the best out of those last moments. That's about when Brendan starts singing "But for now..etc". It felt like he tried to give an entire lifetime of caring to her in a manner of minutes. It made me cry.

    And the funny thing of course is that the song isn't at all about that. Now I can read it and (sort of) figure out what it's about. My childhood fantasy was way off, but it still brings tears to my eyes when I listen to this song.
    BluesBenderon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is a beautiful song.

    To me it's about when you first fall in love and nothing else matters. The only thing you care about is being with your loved one right here, right now. You feel on top of the world and so sure about everything. You see the rest of the world (people, responsibilities) as a sort of evil trying to break you out of your enlightenment, and you feel sorry that they aren't experiencing what you are.
    captainron042on April 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYes, the above comments are great. Amazing and beautiful song. I think it is filled with love. I would love it, if someone plays a song like that to me.
    RottenChainon October 22, 2011   Link

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