Trace around her lips with his fingers, he tries to draw on a smile,
“Give it time. These scars are the stars that will show you the light.”
And now she’s all he sees; he stays awake to watch her breathe the unheard
melodies; the grace notes of her restless sleep.

Hold me now, don’t let it fade away from here. It’s so clear…

His tattered undershirt—a souvenir that she likes to breathe in.
She sighs—days doing nothing unconscious of time.
And now he’s all she sees; she stays awake to watch him breathe the unknown
poetry; sweet sonnets of how it should be.

And everybody might just have these same ideas--
these same plans--I suppose…

We’ve found a perfect niche: where plastic meets perfect, kill substance for
But inside, we get burned by the fuel that we cannot deny.

Lyrics submitted by x_melancholy_x

Don’t Let It Fade song meanings
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    General CommentTime seems to stand still when you are with the one you love, but it passes very quickly. Those few moments only mark our lives ever so shortly but forever change us in so many ways. This song reminds us to live for those few moments that we will always remember.
    ChaosFluro24on August 23, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song
    sweetoctoberon May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdelicious music...sweet many times have I stayed awake to see my baby breathe...but now,she's gone...
    babaltaon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSeriously, this song never fails to bring a tear to my eye. All the simple things mean so much more.
    onearmedscissoron April 01, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song...I love it! It's such a good song! Only four(Well, five with me) people know about this song here?!?! I love the lyrics to this song, I agree with ChaosFluro24-it is like that! Man, go check it out! It's worth it!
    Nikaidoon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me want to fall in love again.
    finalxhouron April 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally sad song to me. terribly underrated band, probably one of my favorite bands of all time.
    BearsAndBeetson May 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is truly an amazing song. Can be as happy or sad as you want but either way it's beautiful. Such a great melody too. Sounds like something The Beatles or Elliot Smith would write.
    Aenema91on October 15, 2010   Link

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