As kisses go
It wasn't anything out of the ordinary
The alkaline lips
The fingers hooked around my belt

She had to go
She took a step back in and then she started to smile
I heard a funny sound
then everything seemed to shift... Yeah

A crazy wail,
A funny shutter of a bad magnetic event
A ghost ran through us
Moving like a shadow of a cloud
And I wasnt sure
I thought that something happened but I didn't know what
The moment seemed to fade
And I turned my eyes back to her
That's when I saw
I freeze the look of pre-alert and study it still
Her smile starts to loosen
Her pupils yawn wide and then she's blown...

From the face of the earth

There wasn't any wind, no noise, no nothing just a body jerked skyward, limbs flailing like an unloved marionette, at impossible speed, receding away like a far away dot

I can see her still, scream for help but no one answered, she was
turning end on end, roaming like a long lost astronaut, I felt the summer air reclaim me, the chirp of a bird, the whisper of leaves, and I was frozen...

To the face of the earth

I never really knew the way she lived her life
I tried a couple numbers but they never called back
I didn't know her family or friends at all
With no one to call, summer turned to fall
I gave up

It's been a couple years and I guess I'm fine about it
It's not like we were married It was three or four months
And nothing's really different though it seems like I'll spend my life in planes,
Which is kind of strange
But I don't know.......

No no no no no
No no no no no
No no no no no

Lyrics submitted by gatsby, edited by ConReid

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    General CommentSadly, the metaphor of this song is somewhat lost on me. Every time I read or hear the lyrics, I can't help but visualize the scenes from "The Forgotten", when the people are sent flying into the sky so fast that they just turn into little dots, and then nothing. The lyrics match those scenes pretty well, actually.

    Still, the bizarre situation of someone being blown from the face of the earth it an amazing metaphor for the song's meaning. Really. I can somewhat relate, knowing someone for a few hours, kind of hitting it off but really not knowing them well at all, only for them to die in an accident. It's kind of surreal, but you're not sad. Should you be? You didn't know how they lived their life, their family, their friends. The way this song conveys the metaphor is pretty fucking amazing. Interpretations aside, listening to this song just sends chills down my spine. I don't know what it is, but it definitely has a certain vibe to it that strikes me. Such an amazing song.
    TheDistantPanicon July 16, 2010   Link

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