The times we had
Oh, when the wind would blow with rain and snow
Were not all bad
We put our feet just where they had, had to go
Never to go

The shattered soul
Following close but nearly twice as slow
In my good times
There were always golden rocks to throw
At those who
Those who admit defeat too late
Those were our times, those were our times

And I will love to see that day
That day is mine
When she will marry me outside with the willow trees
And play the songs we made
They made me so
And I would love to see that day
Her day was mine

Lyrics submitted by SphagnumEsplanade

Postcards From Italy Lyrics as written by Zach Condon

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  • +7
    General CommentOne word... "saudade"
    Huizingon July 18, 2007   Link
  • +5
    General CommentOh how I love this song. Beautiful piece. It's sounds to me like he's remimiscing about a girl from, ummm, Italy, and wanting to be with her but they're far apart and communicating through postcards. The lyrics posted look pretty accurate, except for "the chattered soul" doesn't sound right.
    tybeeson May 28, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's such a pretty song. I get a real Jens Leckman vibe from it actually.

    The third verse just makes me wibble. I do not care whether people will accept wibble as a word, it's what it does. He's singing about wanting to marry a girl and his voice is so beautiful. Zach Cordon
    Pacon May 31, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commentah, but exactly! you can feel what he feels, exactly. it's as if you could actually touch his feelings. they have shape, they have colour, they have weight. like a dream that's a bit too real.

    soft and sweet :)
    murielon September 12, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's been said, but this is truely the most beautiful song I have ever heard. I could listen to it forever, and never be let down.
    life_is_sweeton April 05, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is one of the best I've heard in many years... the vocals truly seal it
    cgnjnyon April 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is like i can actually see the way he looks at her and feel the way he feels when he looks at her.

    slinkstersarson July 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis poem is the first one that I've appreciated. It's sad but I well up with the layers of meaning and could discuss it for hours. First off I take the word to be "shattered".
    I feel like it means he was dumped by this woman and when he looks back he feels that not just regret or longing which is good.
    He also seems to be reflective when he states that when he was together with her they would mock people that they saw who were busted up by loss and couldn't let go "people that give up to late". When you are with someone it is easy to say to others "get over it". It seems like he realizes it now.
    But after the music and the new theme kicks in you realize that he doesn't!
    He IS one of those people and probably like them don't realize the unrealistic goal that they may still get back together. HE'S not letting it go. He still waits for the day she'll come back to him. It's crazy what it says about human nature, and the irony is incredible.
    I can't even believe it.
    3 stanzas to describe something with so much meaning. Genius.
    That's at least how I see it. If anyone agrees please let me know.
    ramroidon July 14, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationPersonalmente creo que habla de un amor, un amor que llegó a su fin y él simplemente lo recuerda y la recuerda a ella. Recuerda los buenos momentos que vivieron
    "We put our feet just where they had, had to go
    Never to go" para mi hace referencia a que en su momento ambos creyeron ir bien encaminados, que ambos tenían su futuro planeado juntos pero que finalmente nunca se logró, nunca pudieron caminar por donde querían por donde soñaban.
    "The shattered soul
    Following close but nearly twice as slow" es como si quisiera decir que el triste final que destrozaría su alma siempre estuvo, pero su relación fue duradera (but nearly twice as slow)
    Y en la última estrofa es, personalmente, algo que él sabe que no pasará pero si fue algo que estuvo en sus planes y que le gustaría ver como las proyecciones de ambos se hacen realidad.
    unpocomason May 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI listen to this song to remember how is it to be in love..
    Marty33on June 08, 2013   Link

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