An eventful year that it was
and if i'm still here it's because
the stars have gone out
from behind your eyes
this pain is real
this wound is life size
and i can't believe it
you need to pull through
and i hope you make it
I'm waiting for you

So you are beginning to choke
well how can you not see the joke
the sound of your voice
still rings in my ears
it's tired and angry
and quiet all these years

This situation
it tears us apart
and we joke about it
we make jokes of ourselves

But we know
But, but we know
But, but we know

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Dusk song meanings
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    I see the "but we know" as a kinda of underlying thought to the fact that they're trying to laugh and joke and make life normal but this person is dying.
    cliche_don November 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    "The words mumbled at the end, 'one day this will all stop, and I won't have to run or rush and push or try, and I will give back everything I took, I will kiss everyone I love, and I will fall asleep and I won't wake up for weeks and weeks...' are a reflection on the exhaustion that the band felt in creating their first album, and in getting to where they were at the time." from the offical site.
    ColetteRoseon May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    Does anyone know what Jamie says over the piano at the very end of this song? I can only make out a few words. The very last line is something like "And we'll go to sleep. And we won't wake up for years and years"
    Harry_Manbackon October 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I agree with the terminally ill loved-one meaning as cliche_d has said above. But just expand a bit on the theory, I'm thinking that maybe it's a parent who's ill and they are hiding their illness away from their children. The bit at the end, the But we know bit suggests that despite their parent's effort to conceal the truth, they are more astute than they are given credit for, and know the truth
    Harry_Manbackon November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    the phattest track to end an album with. A-grade
    wetyon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    It's a hauntingly beautiful song. Love it...
    liintuon February 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    If we're going down the 'terminally ill' route, i think the spoken word part at the end would be from the viewpoint of the patient, who's coming to terms with death.
    Gerbson November 23, 2009   Link
  • -1
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    i believe he's saying "And now this will all stop, And I won't have to run or rush or push or drive, And I'll give back everything I took, And I'll kiss everyone I know, And I'll fall asleep, And I won't wake up for weeks and weeks... " I'm thinking maybe it's about someone you love who is terminally ill and you're trying to keep them happy and stuff but they've spiralled down into depression and you try to "joke about it" but all the while you both know that there's nothing you can do
    cliche_don October 29, 2004   Link

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