Just about the time your heart breaks like a wheel
not in a straight line, but all in pieces
some you'll leave behind on a road you won't revise
No, you won't revisit that dirty compromise.

Now you only dream in peaceful blue
the morning doesn't even scare you anymore.
You are a phoenix with your feathers still a little wet
Baby, the ashes just look pretty on your eyes.

So look up, up ahead
the city lights are dancing for you.
Or is it the aurora burning off the edges of the sky? Don't cry, don't cry
that's all over now.

Dry your wings in the sun
you have only begun to understand.
When it's time to move on
there is no one to hold your hand.
So let go.

Here the night is fine, the stars are sparks of steel
chiseled in the mines of twilight.
You tell me something real, say
"Don't try, don't try. Just remember how."

Lyrics submitted by delial

Ashes On Your Eyes song meanings
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    My InterpretationThis song is about starting over. Whether it be in a relationship or a job and not being afraid to start over. She references to the phoenix which is a mystical bird that would burst into flames after it did what it needed to do and out of the ashes it would be reborn. Thats why she says the ashes look pretty on your eyes.
    apierreon August 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwaaay too underrated.
    Heather200408on November 19, 2009   Link

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