when i got home i meant to give you some sweet chrysanthemum
the wind chimes were ringing all wrong and you were standing
in the doorway singing along
and i tried to rememeber how nice it had been
a long long time ago
but i couldn't rememeber.
i honestly could not remember

and a package came for you today, from the hunan province
the postmark burning jet black in the summer sun
someone was changing. someone was changing from the inside out
and i turned around to face you.

sweet peas in the garden, all in full bloom
and i thought i heard the traces of an old song murmuring in the room
like a half-remembered conversation, i let it slip away
and then i could not rememeber
i honestly could not remember

and a package came for you today, from the hunan province
the postmark burning jet black in the summer sun
someone was changing. someone was changing from the inside out
and i turned around to face you.


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    General CommentThis song is beautiful, if not the traditional Mountain Goats fare of dying love.
    mindsaleon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree, it's one of my fav songs.
    i think it's about a person who faces the fact that his love has faded away, and now he has to face his lover too with that fact. he doesn't know anymore what is the bound between them, he forgot all the good times he spent with her...
    ivetteon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree, it's one of my fav songs.
    i think it's about a person who faces the fact that his love has faded away, and now he has to face his lover too with that fact. he doesn't know anymore what is the bound between them, he forgot all the good times he spent with her...
    ivetteon April 18, 2008   Link

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