"Sparrow" as written by and Anna Lynne/brown Williams....
either way
you'll have to say "i'm sorry"
by the end
if the you i have is different
and bare is the state you bring.
bare is the slate you bring
spare you new love nothing.
love is the knife
we pulled out of our backs
i know the sound that it makes.
acting like new but you're not new.

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    General CommentThis is a little confusing, but only to a point. Either this person is coming back into an old relationship after leaving another ("if the you i have is different"), or is leaving this current relationship for a new one. One thing to note is that although the person may be bringing a blank slate into a new relationship, it doesn't mean the slate hasn't been used before. It doesn't even mean it's washed clean - it could still be cloudy grey with the chalkmarks of past love. They fell in love in a complicated way, it seems, pain going in and pain coming out ("love is the knife we pulled out of our backs"). She's used to it, though, the pain love brings, and she understands her old love's situation, bringing a blank slate in, but knowing you've used it before, pretending to be something that you're not - a person without a past.
    ohadelaideon March 01, 2010   Link

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