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Everynight I say a prayer
Look at me: nobody cares
Just a mirror, passing by...
Looked inside:
I've lost my pride...!

Stay with me not for so long
It's alright: no needs, no hope
Such a miracle, looking back...
Time gone by, and life wasn't bad...!

Lord, light my way
Fill these withered, careless hands...

Oh, skies are falling down
Skies are falling down
Oh, skies are falling down
Skies are falling down

See, the birds are back...
At the docks and everywhere
Here in Lisbon, realized
This whole world so strange and divine

Lord, light my way
Fill these withered, careless hands...

Oh, skies are falling down
Skies are falling down
Oh, skies are falling down
Skies are falling down


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Lisbon song meanings
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    My InterpretationA song about how a person can feel empty, depressed, lonely and unfulfilled, withdraw from the world (nobody cares / no needs, no hope / I've lost my pride) but actually at some point realize his life was actually pretty good despite these feelings (Time gone by, and life wasn't bad). Once you realize your life is precious things will fall back into place once again (See, the birds are back) - even if they were always there but your own demeanor just prevented you from noticing. Ultimately the world is a wondrous place and even if you can't help but think you're in a bad luck streak there's always magic somewhere to be found if you only care to look for it (This whole world so strange and divine).

    The two lines I haven't got fully figured out:

    1. Lord, light my way (seems to be a hint to the fact that if you instead of wallowing in self-pity turn yourself into a higher purpose like that of God's it will help you realize the world's true beauty).

    2. Skies are falling down (could be a call back to the moments of hopelessness since the sky falling down can symbolize great turmoil; or perhaps more likely a soothing rain that comes cleanse the world around you and yourself, bringing inner and outer peace).

    This theme of feeling bad about yourself only to be reborn in some sort of inspired awakening is constant in André Matos lyrics, for example Make Believe (I, after all / Just a lonely man / Faced the circunstances / Cleared up the shades) and ZITO (Down the weakness of my soul / Lie the secrets, and I know / Mother nature brings to me / Everything I need ).
    alex114943on August 14, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song was inspired by words shouted by a female beggar the band met when they where on Lisbon.
    tiuneoon January 03, 2011   Link

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