"The Penalty" as written by and Zach Condon....
Like an ancient day and I'm on trial
Let them seize the way, this once was an island
And I could not stay for I believed them
Left for the lights always in season

Impassable night in a crowd of homesick
Fully grown children, you'll leave the lights
Your family may not wait, Sir, keep on breathing
Our parents rue the day, they find us kneeling
Let them think what they may, for they've good reason
Left for the lights always in season

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"The Penalty" as written by Zach Condon

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    General CommentHello fellow Beirut/Zach Condon fans. This mans music has utterly blown me away since I only recently discovered it. I cant believe hes so young, too.

    As for this song, I dont claim to have deciphered it myself, but through reading and watching the videos on flyingclubcup.com (Unbelievable) this song is about acceptance, learning that each moment should be cherished because every moment has an ending and eventually there wont be another one along to replace it. I quote from the site, "Because, at the end, its always time to leave". Beautiful.x
    partizanson January 07, 2008   Link

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