You've sirened your pride in with banners flying the nation, and they all read "come see about me". We both bend in strong winds, but it seems we all can't fend the break, so stay brave if your arbors fall. You're under lock and key and I could break in but I've never been a thief. All done with this old place, with the romance of sunlight on your face, and friendships too much like disease. Dear sovereign, I'm thinking that passion left town when your heart did. (you're at it again) But you used to beat the bright out of the sky. You steal meaning from seasons, break silence like a bone of mine. Come closer, or don't come at all. You're under lock and key and I could break in but I've never been a thief.

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    This song means the world to me. I was young and in love when it came out and this album as a whole, it really made me realise that i was going to get hurt. this song in particular, "But you used to beat the bright out of the sky!" and "You've sirened your pride".... it's just about arrogance and selfishness... i loved this song so mu ch

    Wilf_xon September 25, 2006   Link
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    i think it's about a girl the speaker is fascinated with, a girl who's independent and aloof, "under lock and key" a "sovereign" nation. she's been through a lot in this town ("stay brave if your arbors fall) and needs to leave. the speaker is lamenting this fact, but realizes that she is unreachable emotionally if not physically and accepts it because he's "never been a thief" and leaves her to her sovereignty.

    satansaiddanceon October 31, 2008   Link

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