You see the truth
And you cannot hide
You're so in tune
You feel it inside

Justice revenge
Tickle all over
Lily and sword
Damnation, reward

The spirit of the stairs
Everyone thinks but no one dares
Wishes made a sad lament
After he's gone

Ridicule or envy
Now you can't forget me
I'm fixed in your mind
Like a knot in the twine

To the dark and pouring rain
Into the trap she sets again
Hear my wooden footsteps on her train
Hear my wooden footsteps again

Tough outer shell
But so you can tell
She's soft underneath
Where you sink your teeth

Look sad, too bad, you're tongue tied
How many times a day you're too dumb or too shy
Two, three, four, five, count the stairs
Spirit hears what I should have said
And she knows why

After she's gone

Lyrics submitted by Dorthonion

Spirit Of The Stairs song meanings
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    General Commentto quote neil :
    'the song stemmed from being in france somebody telling me about an expression called 'l'esprit de scaille' which means spirit of the stairs and its about all
    those thoughts those brillant thoughts you have as you leave a passionate confrontation of some sort and your walking down the stairs and you think damnit "i wish i said that"."Fuck i wish i told him he was an asshole" ,all those great all those clever things you think of after you leave a room.'

    kaatrienon June 14, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think the particular sentiment is intense regret for not expressing love and braving the stairs to really talk to the lover about the relationship, and now that she's gone there's nothing but the stairs.
    Distant Sunon June 26, 2003   Link

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