"Away" as written by and Dolores Mary O'riordan....
The days were brighter
Gardens more blooming
The nights had more hope
In their silence The wild was calling
Wishes were whispering
The time was there
But without a meaning

Away, away in time
Every dream´s a journey away
Away to a home away from care
Everywhere´s just a journey away

The days departed
Gardens deserted
This frail world
My only rest ?

The wild calls no more
Wishes so hollow
The Barefoot Boy
Weeping in an empty night

Away, away in time
Every dream´s a journey away
Away to a home away from care
Everywhere´s just a journey away

Cherish the moment
Tower the skies
Don´t let the dreamer
Fade to grey like grass

No falling for life
A gain for every loss
Time gathered me
But kept me flying

"For this gift of dream I must pay the price
With the loss of life´s pleasures"


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"Away" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

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    General Commenta long time ago, before mankind got this boring everything was perfect, people cared bout each other, they worked hard, they had imagination, and today everyone is in front of a computer all day and doesnt really care bout the surrounding world
    Alucardaon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSadly this song holds very true. It's like Alucarda said, it's about back before mankind was corrupted and became obsessed as we are now. Things were perfect, they were wild, beautiful.
    I mean think back a thousand years, people back then belieevd there life was great. Go and see wide spread oceans and beautiful scenery, explore the wild unexplored. The excitement. And they cared for each other.
    Look at what mankind has become now.
    CaptainEmoon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLol, you guys have no idea what this song is about... I guess too much televison does that to little kids like you!

    Its about daydreaming, its the simplest way to explain it to you!! It's about dreaming your life away:
    "For this gift of dream I must pay the price
    with the loss of life´s pleasures"
    ...Nothing in reality could ever compare to your dreams...So don't compare, and you'll be happy!

    ...as for your guys's theory about "before technology" crap...Well, i don't think people were all that happy then...If you ever took history you'd know. People were lucky if they lived to 30, they suffered immensely... I wonder how you'd feel if you walked in their shoes for a few days? Hmm? Sore, hungry and wanting your technology back...
    Xcepticon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...btw, it's kinda connected to their other song: The Riddler.
    Xcepticon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment....I think it's another of Tuomas's 'inner child' songs. He's not really talking about dreaming your life away: he's talking about ceasing to dream. He's warning people not to give up their dreams:
    "Cherish the moment
    Tower the skies
    Don´t let the dreamer
    fade to grey like grass"
    But, meh, as with most of his songs, you can make an argument either way.....Though where these people keep coming up with the 'Christ' arguments is beyond me.....
    Satakielion January 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about looking back at childhood. When you're a little kid, every day is like an adventure because there's so much you haven't discovered yet. You believe that amazing things can happen and that a wonderful journey of discovery is about to happen to you. But as you get older, your world sort of contracts, and you get used to the fact that life is mundane and nothing magical ever happens.

    It's about wanting to return to a time in your life when you believed in the impossible.
    Atagamay41on July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with atagamay41...completely...:D
    ImaginaryWindon February 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with atagamay41...completely...:D
    ImaginaryWindon February 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song of holding on to your hopes, dreams, goals, aspirations, and wishes, even if they may pain you.
    thebigeman77on May 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentu can actually see that as a child everything seems like an adventure filled with games and exploration but as u grow up u realize that it isnt true. u can see it frm
    The days were brighter
    Gardens more blooming
    The nights had more hope
    In their silence The wild was calling
    Wishes were whispering
    The time was there
    But without a meaning

    Away, away in time
    Every dream�s a journey away
    Away to a home away from care
    Everywhere�s just a journey away
    hellfire2034on March 20, 2010   Link

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