They're coming 'round again.
I've returned and they've been waiting.
Their aged offererings received and returned,
passed through wet eyes.
I tremble as I feel them rolling in for, my sins, the old ghosts know.
So chilling as I feel them mourn within my soul.
As the mourning grows.
Unfold before me.
Turn back the page again.
Twenty four hours spent wishing that the day was never ending.
Shadows of glory shading my heart again.
Recall the summer when I left my heart to cool beneath the shadows I'm coming 'round again.
I've returned and no one's waiting.
I strain my eyes to see but it's so hard to read the old tags on the fallen walls

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    General Comment'Twenty four hours spent wishing that the day was never ending' is a lyric that has really stuck with me. I just think it`s great. Not sure what the song is getting at but I think it`s something to do w/ nostalgia, society and moving on.
    TheAlmightyMagzon June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know excatly what this song is about, but it is great. AFI is fucking awesome
    Madcappunkon August 15, 2002   Link
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    General CommentExcellent lyrics.
    I really have no idea what it's about
    sugarpunkon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt is Possibly about a tome that has been eroded, or weathered?
    Not sure, good song.
    Love the beginning
    The_Soulon April 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhoever the hell posted this fucked up.
    These are the lyrics to "The Last Kiss"
    slpaulsonon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNevermind, I'm the dumbass.
    I just realized that my cd ripping program must have gotten the wrong name from CDDB.
    slpaulsonon June 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentActually slpaulson Afi got it screwed up on their cd... Anyways a tome is a book (possibly one in a number of volumes). I find that this expecially a hard song to assign a meaning to also.
    I think that the person in this song is returning to a place in time or people he knew in time and keeps reminising what went on. Passed through wet eyes means that he didnt accept what was presented to him because he was crying or in other words a state of depression or sadness that altered his judgements. I think that this song is relating to a "book" or period out of someones life where they messed up and wanted so much to go back and change what happened because they went down the wrong path. And that path led them to loose everything he/she had or loose everything relating in their life (or their life itself). We all have times like this is our lives but we must realize that it helps us to grow and develope and obsessing over the past is not the way to deal with things. All in all this is a great afi song. Hopefully I've helped.
    goro13on October 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUnfold before me! Turn back the page again!......Shadows of glory! Shade in my heart again!
    Those two parts give me chills
    Midevilon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have NO idea what this song is about, but it is one of my favorites on the album. This one, The Last Kiss, No Poetic Device, and At A Glance are great, but I especially love No Poetic Device.
    Kirlia Appealon February 16, 2007   Link

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