Silver moon, these eyes are watching the water
More romantic than the sound of jazz bleeding through these walls
The illusion of a wine running down our throats
To get to the end of the night without any injuries
We've got the answers swimming in our blood, swimming
Sleep with our socks on, we never know how cold it gets in this room
I can see my breath but tell me, why can't I see yours
Watching the lights dim, watching my fingers moving, bleeding
Be her eyes, leave her alone
Wake up and stand tall
They're waiting outside of your door
We can't stop
If we slow down now, we'll never get there
And that's fine
This X marks the spot not where a life begins but where a life begins to matter
Be her eyes, leave her alone

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    Penfold is one of my favourite bands, and this is one of my favourite songs of the band, I dont want to try to figure out what this means because I like the mystery of not knowing what it means, makes it more beautiful to me.

    menaceon April 28, 2002   Link
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    This song best identifies the growth penfold has undergone between their older six song ep and the new album. The Sound of Jazz is a beautifully structurized track that opens with a digital delay dream-like sound that best describes the lyrics given throughout. What really captivates me about the sound of jazz however, are the lyrics upon the climax of the song in which Carley sings "wake up and stand tall, they're waiting outside of your door. we can't stop if we slow down now we'll never get there. that's fine, x marks the spot not where a life begins, but where a life begins to matter..." then sums chorus up and reviews upon the purpose "be her eyes/leave her alone" You can feel it and penfold can deliver once again. Feeding your ears with audio beauty and lyrical honesty. Pure emotion once again. One of the more amazing tracks the band has and that might be an understatement.

    June zeroon April 30, 2002   Link
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    i reeeeeally love this song... its beautiful... it reminds me of someone close to me who is a drug addict. they really dont have much of a life. no job, dropped out of school, depends on other people for their responsibities. its truly very sad. "x marks the spot not where a life begins, but where a life begins to matter." i find myself writing that line all the time.. whether its typing it to people online, or just jotting it down in a notebook when im bored in History class, that line definitely stands out in my head.

    TryandLiveon May 20, 2002   Link

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