She hangs brightly from the tree
Wonders what she's gonna be
I'm the winner of the game
Come and watch me, watch me come down

Takes me down deep and wide
Pulls me through to the other side
She's the winner of the game
Come and watch her, watch her come down

It stays down sour and true
Lies of lovin', the story's true
She's the winner of the game
Come and watch her, watch her come down

Down
And wide
Do you feel
The other side?


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    General CommentI think this song is about finding out that someone you love has killed themselves, and how, upon realizing it, you also feel dead inside. It's like the person who's passed on has taken you to the "other side" with them. Either that or it's overtly about coming down off of drugs - you're high and hanging brightly as you hit the other side (that ephemeral high), but as you come down it cuts you like a knife when you have to face reality. To me, though, I think suicide seems to fit better. Perhaps it was a literal hanging (or maybe that's just a metaphor and it was actually a drug overdose that killed her friend/lover). The "game" is either drugs (you win the game by scoring again) or life (you win by getting out of it), and the "victory" is so very bittersweet.
    asSTARSfallxon October 05, 2010   Link

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