rain all burned away
the horseflies are an irridescent green
plums boiled down to pulp
drying on a screen

bright red air inside the house here
i can barely draw breath
dark blue shapes popped behind my eyelids
i am not afraid of death

and on the television
black and white footage of the young Cassius clay
my god, my god, my god
he was something

fists flashing as he comes toward the screen
sailing headlong into nothing
and disappearing
out there in the clearing
floating down the slight breeze
that plays along the edge of the leaves
it's you.
it's you.
it's you.

Lyrics submitted by shewouldnt

Original Air-Blue Gown song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentif you've never felt like this song does i hope you do someday.
    GentlemanSkeletonon July 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHave you ever looked at someone you loved and realized that they are way more fucked up, and angry, and hurt than you ever would be and there was no way to fix it? I think it feels a lot like this song.
    1fishon January 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat's the deal with the title? It's from "The Voice" by Thomas Hardy:

    Can it be you that I hear? Let me view you, then,
    Standing as when I drew near to the town
    Where you would wait for me: yes, as I knew you then,
    Even to the original air-blue gown!
    MilkyJoeon December 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta love song. beautiful imagery. complete and utter beauty. summertime.
    kidandacameraon February 11, 2007   Link

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