Give me back one last chance to drink from the sky.
I'm sick of chasing echoes and fighting a lost cause just to let words fly.
Once there was so much left to what was real
but these days I'll never bet my hand on the first thing you feel.
Eight generations passed on one last curse
one last chance to shake free one million nights passed
losing sense once so easy to see.
Fell short of real.
Stuck in a world, with no in's or out's.
"I've left to many lives behind," she cries.
Stronger words for a fading will
when a new language only serves to cut even deeper still,
and pennies for your thoughts are simply wasted on chance,
and we are twisting through years without looking ahead.

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    First Saetia, now Hot Cross, anything these guys touch turns to gold

    DawnOfReckoningon May 16, 2004   Link
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    yeah really this song is so amazing

    pardonmyfreedomon May 21, 2004   Link
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    I must agree, wish they would've played this one live... After speaking with the band, they told me that the clip at the beginning of the song was Kurt Cobain talking about rock stars or something.

    DarkerShadeofWinteron June 19, 2004   Link
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    the harmonies at the end make me hot.

    tactforwiton October 17, 2004   Link
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    i think this song may be about regret. maybe!

    cutmyvainon August 22, 2005   Link
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    it's beautiful.

    impedimenton May 18, 2006   Link
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    "I'm sick of chasing echoes and fighting a lost cause just to let words fly. Once there was so much left to what was real but these days I'll never bet my hand on the first thing you feel."

    • sounds like he's sick of a relationship and regrets it in the first place
    sean7711on May 22, 2006   Link
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    fuck. i'm in love with this song.

    impedimenton May 29, 2006   Link
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    Gahh this is one of my favorite Hot Cross songs. It provokes thought, this is probably the most emotional song I've heard by them. I don't care how lame that sounds.

    combatwoundedkevon October 18, 2007   Link
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    hot cross is such a great band.

    too bad they broke up.

    hate00on April 24, 2008   Link

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