"The Leavers Dance" as written by and Finn Andrews....
Berenice
My hands my feet are worn
As much as yours are
And though my head my hands my heart are forming
They still feel worlds apart

Berenice
Beneath it all you're golden
And that's all I'm feeding on
And though my head my hands are growing colder
We move circles now

Berenice there's no release at all
That's not worth dying for

Berenice
My hands my feet are worn
As much as yours are

Berenice there's no release at all
That's not worth dying for
And it's not for our desires but our design that we all fall apart

Berenice there's no release at all
It's worthless crying for
And though my 'cause we all fall down


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"The Leavers Dance" as written by Finn Andrews

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  • +2
    General Commentfanastic song fantastic band. i know berenice from the poe story makes sense, but the first time i listened to this song i immediately of a pregnant woman named berenice, whose baby is talking to her...And though my head my hands my heart are forming
    They still feel worlds apart
    like a baby talking abt its growth coming along but still feeling awkward
    Beneath itall you're golden
    And that's all I'm feeding on
    the baby says its mother is golden beneath it all and its feeding on this...
    And it's not for our desires but our desiqn taht we all fall apart

    eventually the mother and child must separate in being...i dunno, i felt like this interpretion just made the song so much more beautiful to me. But all in all just a terrific song
    leelee87on November 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDoes anyone know how it ends? It goes something like " we all fall down" but I can't understand the preceding bit. Gorgeous song though :)
    scarletsilveron May 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI have read the horror story from Poe, and honestly, I don't think that it gives such a good explanation of the meaning of this wonderful song. And though I love leelee87interpretation I think this song is inspired by Jean Racine's drama going by the name... Berenice. Long story short, at the end Berenice and Antiochus leave Rome, very sad, wanting to die, but living to remember their sadness :

    Berenice there's no release at all
    That's not worth dying for
    And it's not for our desires but our desiqn taht we all fall apart

    ...
    MBabiloniaon September 12, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard this for the first ever time last summer when we were driving through glen coe in scotland in the sunset. it's just an amazing song and everyone should get a chance to hear it. as we drove straight into the sun he sang: 'beneath it all you're golden, and thats all I'm feeding on'. i very nearly cried it was SO beautiful.
    t1nkerb3llon March 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so amazing... lol, I DID cry the first two times I heard it... it just makes you feel...
    peanut09on March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmazing song. Definantly one of "those" songs. One of the textbook examples to the power of music.
    Van Gloriouson August 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*nods* yeah I agree. I first heard it when I was sitting at my computer desk feeling crappy. It was on an online radio thingo and I turned and looke dout the window and the sun was settingon one side, and from the other window I could see the moon...it was...amazing...
    suicidal_elmoon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly one of the most beautiful songs you'll ever hear in your entire life.
    The lyrics are enough by themselves.
    It's perfect.

    They don't even play it live anymore...
    pegzon February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLook for the meaning of Berenice on wikipedia and the lyrics make perfect sense. I adore this song.
    loontjeon April 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChrist. what an amazing song. so glad I discovered them. It really does want to make you cry this song. So powerful.

    loontje Has the answer to the lyrics I think.
    SmallCloneon July 18, 2007   Link

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