These things will go slowly by
these things
they'll be where no one would think
and when given this life
I ought to have thank you all
who will take it away

I notice that you're fine
setting up beside whoever turns a blind eye
any solemn phase
and you belong to two times at once
my radio is my heart
we live as one
two ways at once

I know the waves i form
I know the way i wont become

These still places that are gone by
believe they're somewhere
believe they're somebody else
jumping in the mind of a passerby
and being replaced like times fly

Another wasted flaw
going up against the enless law

I'm flown through a mirror
almost disappearing
I glow faintly
you know this is nobody's life

I saw the days I lost
hiding behind tommorow's cost

Time goin back
time goin back
time goin back
time goin back
time goin back
time goin back
time goin back
time goin back

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    General Commentlovin the backwards guitar solo
    Mortonium Iceon March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso pretty :p
    ANTWANmyMANon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttime goes back to see what couldve happend or to change somethingor time receding
    i love JFon August 15, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"and when given this life
    I ought to have thank you all
    who will take it away"

    I think there he's talking about how whenever you interact with somebody a little of their personality or knowledge or self rubbs off and becomes part of you as well. I get that idea from a couple other songs on Shadows as well. This is a beautiful song, probably in my top 5 favorites by Froo.
    onezeroon May 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdefinately my favorite song on the album. i love the guitar solos so much. jf is my hero
    GIJoel56on July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe best from John Frusciante has the ability to but the musicianship to the side as the listener feels John is communicating to them only through emotions through the median of sound. Wearing his heart on his sleeve, John Frusciante has the inate ability to channel those painful yet beautiful feelings he has experienced into the listener and take them into his own, magical world.
    Spinning.Sunon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI need to go back...
    Foodforweakon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have had this song on repeat so much. I love it.
    jesusriceon July 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentבסד

    here are some thoughts I had about this song

    ( my english is not so good so please keep that in mind )

    "any solomone phase and you belong at two times at once, my radio is my heart, we live as one two ways at once .. i know the ways i form, i know the way I won't become"

    according to this sentence in the song:
    There are many ways I can form and can create, and these ways, I know if they are good or bad because my radio, the communication device which is also my heart, tells me the way I shouldnt go in, the way I wont become , I wont become something im not, departed from my heart, my radio, the thing that connects me to my way of becoming a better person a more real and honest person

    It's genius.. he had put a lot of mind into the writing these lyrics no doubt about it..
    oytateon March 13, 2010   Link

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