In the quiet afternoon, you left and went down into town
And I just watched the empty road behind you
Where the fog lies kissing the mountainside
You want to lie sleeping, deep inside
Believing that the hungry world won't find you

Well, that's just fine, that's just fine
You've got to believe
And I don't know, I don't know
What I believe anymore

Or whether to leave, or whether to stay
Or what I can say
To make you know
How deep it goes

Somebody turned on the dirty blues
Well, I know you don't like the blues
'Cause the words are always the same
And they kind of remind you

Somebody turned the blues on me
Well, I don't like the blues
'Cause I can't see through the tears that come
And make it hard to find you

But come on down
Come on down
You've got to come lay down here
And say those things
Those warm things, right here in my ear

The times that you had that water like wine
So clean and so fine
To make me know
How deep it goes

Well, that's just fine, that's just fine
You've got to believe
And I don't know, I don't know
If I could leave anymore

Even though there's a scar
Still fresh from the war
Don't think about it no more
Letting new love flow
How deep it goes

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

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    This song is definitely about a woman chasing after a man that's like a ghost, he's there but he's not there the way she wants him to be. She loves him so much but he's so distant, from the first few verses I get the impression that he might disappear for days because he can't take the idea of being consumed by her love, or consumed by anyone's love in general. I'd call him a loner, but maybe he's a war veteran who can't handle his own head.

    And can't handle her head either. He can't stand to see how sad he makes her when he's trying to get away but he can't stand to be in the same room with it either and she knows it, but she wants him to understand how deep it goes. I think I just confused myself, but if anything maybe she doesn't understand that's why he keeps running is because of how deep it goes. :O

    The other interpretation could simply be she cheated, or they broke off for awhile, and he doesn't know how to handle this or even believe she still loves him, or can love him that deeply if she could make such a stupid mistake. or it's the other way around. He can't stand to see her sad because he's made her that way.

    All I know is there was a war (literal or metaphorical) There's scars and she's asking they just wash those scars and start splattering them with brand spanking new love colored paint. A fresh start.

    Eitherway, this song reminds me of my Aunt and her boyfriend. I'm gonna get them to marry somehow, he'd make a cool Uncle.

    Reedstaron May 22, 2009   Link

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