The leaves are bright against the gray-cast sky
as October bids them farewell.
Falling so gracefully away.
More beautiful than we could ever die.

You always wanted to fly...
Well I hope found your way.
This rope's end is heavy and holds so still,
but you've already flown away.

Years between now and the childhood we left behind,
its best not to think about where
you let yourself go...
Things I'll never know as I prepare to say
goodbye to an old friend.
Its such an eerie feeling to think I'll never
see you again.

Something went wrong inside and you were left
without the lights to guide you on your way.
To carry you through those times when you were
so afraid and all alone.
To carry you through the pain and hurt that lead you to your fall...
and you fall.

I'm losing my sight in the candles I light
in your memory.
Watching the glow and watching it fade away.
I'm losing my sight in the flowers that die
at your funeral.
Turning away and knowing that this is the end.

you always wanted to fly
well i hope you found your way
this ropes end is heavy and holds so still
but you've already flown away.

Lyrics submitted by bevWEARSprada

you always wanted to fly song meanings
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    My Interpretationi think this song talks about one of his close friends dying...
    "Years between now and the childhood we left behind" (someone he knew what was close to him)

    "I'm losing my sight in the flowers that die
    at your funeral." (they died)

    and the title means something along the lines of his friend wanted to die?...
    idk... lol

    but i love this song..
    bevWEARSpradaon July 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing. all of his songs are.

    i agree this song is about a friend dying, but i get more of a feeling like he commited suicide from it. thats just me though
    gamefrk93on March 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBrendon Thomas is the most influential and understanding musicians that I have ever had the privilege of meeting and talking with. This song is one of his more mournful, melancholy ones, but is still beautiful- and the passion of the song hits me the same way it did when I first heard it back in 2007. It just never loses power.
    brianbonanzaon October 01, 2010   Link

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