I wrote a letter to a wildflower
on a classic nitrogen afternoon.
Some power that hardly looked like power
said I'm only perfect in an empty room.

Four dogs in the distance
each stands for a kindness.
Bluebirds lodged in an evergreen altar...
I'm gonna shine out in the wild silence
and spurn the sin of giving in.

Oil paintings of x-rated picnics.
Behind the walls of medication I'm free.
Every leaf in a compact mirror
hits a target that we can't see.

Grass grows in the icebox.
The year ends in the next room
It is autumn and my camouflage is dying
instead of time there will be lateness
and let forever be delayed.

I dyed my hair in a motel void
met the coroner at the Dreamgate Frontier
He took may hand said I'll help you boy
ff you really want to disappear

Four dogs in the distance
each stands for a silence.
Bluebirds lodged in an evergreen altar...
I'm gonna shine out in the wild kindness
and hold the world to its word.

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    General CommentAnyone ever been to the Dreamgate Frontier?
    They have great country-fried steak! Tell Cindy I miss her.
    saison September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCan there be lateness without time?
    words&trickson August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it means instead of *having* time, there will be lateness?
    kirky_90on November 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"The year ends in an X-ray room"
    tbcon February 22, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"x-ray room?" use your brain. It's obviously "in the next room." It's about growing old alone. he spends new years in his shitty house alone
    imright69on May 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthat doesn't make sense. if there is no time, there can be no lateness.

    and i spend new year's alone in my shitty house quite often, too.

    TheWrongGirlon January 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is either about committing suicide or about faking one's death to start a new life.

    The first verse talks about life when one is happy and content. The second verse introduces a dissatisfaction with life and the way it has worked out. The third verse describes "ending it all" -- "dyed my hair in a motel void" either indicates the protagonist literally dying his hair (starting a new life) or dying his hair with blood (committing suicide via shooting himself in the head) and "[meeting] the coroner." The coroner says he'll help the protagonist disappear.
    doloreaestheticon August 07, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about establishing a likeness with nature and eventually dying as one with it in all of it's glory. There's a certain peace with being alone in the woods, where timelines becomes less important, imagination runs rampant and forever seems delayed. I'd say another aspect this song touches is the idea of being content with loneliness.
    matthew583on September 19, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI always heard the lyric as "set a time, there will be lateness".
    jalapeno7on December 30, 2015   Link

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