i wish you could see yourself standing there now. so tall so proud so bold. do you recognize those footprints in the sand? they have always been your own/ its beautiful.

so whats another day to spend away from her and die a little more inside? its just another night to lie awake and wonder... i've written a thousand pages in her name and i just want to know, does she ever regret? does she miss our love? my soul has shattered and fallen to the floor. i still remember your face and how beautiful you were to me. when we were beautiful, together. looking back it was so beautiful. it could have been so beautiful. i remember.

i tried to understand you, but i can't.

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    General CommentThis song.. Ahh words cannot describe its beauty. I tried adding all these lyrics before, but for some reason they wern't accepted and thedevotedtype managed to get them added...

    Anyway theres a spoken word passage from the novel "Time Quake" by Kurt Vonnegut, which I will now post for you lovely beings:

    "At ten o'clock the old, long out-of-print science fiction writer announced it was his bedtime. There was one last thing he wanted to say to us, to his family. Like a magician seeking a volunteer from the audience, he asked someone to stand beside him and do what he said. I held up my hand. "Me, please, me," i said.

    The crowd fell quiet as i took my place to his right.

    "The universe has expanded so enormously," he said, "with the exception of the minor glitch it put us through, that light is no longer fast enough to make any trips worth taking in even the most unreasonable lengths of time. Once the fastest thing possible, they say, light now belongs in the graveyard of history like the Pony Express.

    "I now ask this human being brave enough to stand next to me to pick two twinkling points of obsolete light in the sky above us. It doesnt matter what they are, except that they must twinkle. If they dont twinkle they are either planets or satellites. Tonight we are not interested in planets or satellites."

    I picked two points of light maybe ten feet apart. One was Polaris. I have no idea what the other one was. For all i knew, it was Puke, Trout's star the size of a BB.

    "Do they twinkle?" he said.
    "Yes they do," i said.
    "Promise?" he said.
    "Cross my heart," i said.

    "Excellent!" he said. "Now then: Whatever heavenly bodies those two glints represent, it is certain that the Universe has become so rarified that for light to go from one to the other would take thousand or millions of years. But i now ask you to look precisely at one, then precisely at the other."

    "OK," i said. "I did it."
    "It took a second, do you think?" he said.
    "No more," i said.

    "Even if you had taken an hour," he said, "something would have passed between where those two heavenly bodies used to be, at, conservatively speaking, a million times the speed of light."

    "What was it?" i said.

    "Your awareness," he said. "That is a new quality in the Universe, which exists only because there are human beings. Physicists must from now on, when pondering the secrets of the cosmos, factor in not only energy and matter and time, but something very new and beautiful, which is human awareness."

    Trout paused, ensuring with the ball of his left thumb that his upper dental plate would not slip as he sad his last words to us that enchanted evening.

    All was well with his teeth. This was his finale: "I have thought of a better word than awareness," he said. "Let us call it soul."
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe intro is... just... holy...
    This intro is beautiful-
    Although that's not a strong enough word.
    removeyourteethon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti tried to understand you, but i can't.

    ^anyone know where that part comes in at? i can't find it.
    NoLightToSeeByon July 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentkurt vonnegut is my favorite writer
    this band is incredible
    DarthFly0on May 01, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Frist" word, eh?

    I love this song, despite the somewhat cliched lyrics. They're simple, but for some reason, really good.
    Northstaron November 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI just came across this band by accident, and their lyrics are so beautiful. I haven't actually heard any of their music, but the lyrics alone blow me away.
    x_nikole_xon March 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI Would Set Myself On Fire For You is probably one of my favorite Screamo band and this song is just beyond amazing...It is beautiful.
    sedated_emotionson March 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song blew me away.
    i just love it, it was the only song that i felt this way about.
    this band has something most bands cant do to me, its just....touches me? i meen, the melody, everything.
    really, i wish i could see these guys live
    i convey messageson March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI believe he says "I've written a thousand pages to you" instead of "I've written a thousand pages in her name." Go listen to it.
    GetItRightPeopleon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a great song, thank you posting the story part DarkerShadeofWinter, its amazing and i couldn't understand a lot of what they were saying without it because of the instruments
    idontimagineyouandion June 14, 2006   Link

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