the year dies soft in a fierce decline
we settle costs with elliptic ties
suspicion swords like a lightning strike
an interlude from a scarlet sigh resonates
the sound that saves
*and it fell like freedom
and it leveled all the lines
that are healing the long slow siren
and it fell like freedom
and it comes as no surprise
that it’s healing the long slow siren
the hearing’s gone when the last love lied
deaf men walk in unusual strides
it took so long just to learn their signs
an interlude from a scarlet sigh resonates
the sound that saves me.
*

and i lost everything
lost what was saved
have no one to blame
but that’s alright you said
have nothing to share but that’s alright you say
have nothing to bring
have nothing to say
lost everything
have no one to blame
have nothing to sing but that’s alright
i can tell of yesterday tell me i’m alright
i can bring back what was left tell me i’m alright
i can sing of everything tell me i’m alright


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    General CommentIt's a really good song..
    TheClosureofQualmon March 25, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love the end of this song, one of the most climatic songs elliott wrote. it took me a couple listens to really get into this ep though.
    DarkerShadeofWinteron December 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song-right when I listened to it-I knew that I was going to like it-no matter what. I think it means that we've lost something that saves us-and that we're telling ourselves-or rather trying to tell others if we're all right...I don't know, but it makes me want to sing it loud when I listen to it-like most of their songs, to scream until my voice gets hoarse...I don't know, but it calms me-it's definately the type of music you listen to by your self...something you, and you only need to listen to.
    Nikaidoon December 23, 2004   Link

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