"Phantoms" as written by Steven John Wilson and Alan Duffy....
I look at all the sad story people
Lost in the seasons, passing them by
Inside my head lies a life on an island
Flooded with darkness deep into the sky

But they're only the strangers on a train
Passing through my mind again and again

But it's lonely to stand in this heat
Deep in the woods who knows who you'll meet
But I didn't know the hill would be this steep
And I didn't know the sea would be this deep

And I'm sorry I treat you this way

Deep inside the shell I crawl into
Crying alone, I know I'll get by
Please stay away I just don't want to see you
The things that you say I know they're all lies

But I don't understand what the story's about
Explain to me please how the sunlight got out?

Please don't leave me here
Dreaming alone with phantoms

Lyrics submitted by Wakeboard_Snufkin

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    General CommentIt is so good. I hear it all the time on the train on my way to the military base. It is also about apathy and dispare of the daily modern life routines that sometimes makes you more angry as a person towards other people, yet feeling cold and alone yourself. The phantoms are the same people that surrounds him in his life. It reminds me of the Signify CD statement. All these motives share such a sinister cynical approach. Great. I wonder what caused Steven to get to that point of writing it.
    Wakeboard_Snufkinon January 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it sounds like he's shut himself off from the world and while he's happy to get away from all the stress and everything, the lonliness is driving him crazy and he just wants to go back to better times..
    samwaltonon February 02, 2007   Link

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