Got a postcard from her:
St. Paul's Cathedral At Night.
Spent a couple of days
trying to read between the lines:
now I don't have to read between the lines.

Talking in an empty cinema,
walking back through Parliament Square.
St.James's Park at Christmas-time:
glimpsing the lake through the evening lights.

I didn't want want there to come an end to our time.
I know I'm in no position to miss her,
Shouldn't hold her so close when she goes;
Still I wonder what she was thinking
As she travelled home

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    My InterpretationA break-up song, short and bittersweet. She sends the narrator a postcard, he obsesses over what she really means by it, and then they meet and "now I don't have to read between the lines" -- it's over. They break up in an empty movie theatre, then he walks home. If you connect this to the other songs on the album he probably treated her pretty badly ("I know I'm in no position to miss her") but it doesn't help; he still wishes it wasn't over and wonders "what she was thinking" -- maybe wondering if she's regretting ending it?
    dionyon July 15, 2010   Link

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