"At Forest Edge" as written by and Andrew Cabic....
At forest edge
I swore I saw
A lovely young girl
From afar
(Did she smile?)
Yes, she seemed to smile right at me
So I stepped in
(Was it dark?)
Yes, the light was leaving
When came moving off the leaves

Where did she go?

Long branches wet
To hide promises
No one would keep
Wanting to catch a glimpse
I ran deep into the woods
Moving across
I look back to find
I was lost

Up ahead I hear her footstep
But I don't see her anywhere
It's not like me to run off and leave the rest behind
My way home
And just leave this girl and these woods alone
(Is she real?)
Real as I'll never know
The setting sun she soon won't show a thing
I've got to find a path
Through the trees
I've got to find my own way

Tonight, I've got to find the right way

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"At Forest Edge" as written by Andrew Cabic


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    General Commenti'm pretty sure this song is based on the poem "The Song of the Wandering Aengus" by WB Yates.
    The last line of the poem was used by Devendra on his compliation album so it's pretty likely that this song was inspired by the poem
    noone1111111111111111111on June 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song or poem is pretty straight forward! It's about a guy who is trying to pursue a girl who is hard to get. In the end, he realizes that the she isn't worth pursuing anymore because of the struggle. Unfortunately, when he looks back he has lost his way back to reality and has to recover from being lost in love. I think anyone who has ever been led on or trying to pursue a special someone and failing would understand this song.
    Kevri3on March 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt doubt it's as simple as chasing after a "girl" the "girl" is a metaphor for something else, it can be anything depending on how you perceive it and the singer/author has to decide weather to chase after that vision or return to his life.
    Cyberghoston July 14, 2010   Link

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