Red-eyed and desperately sad, a girl in Colombia whispered to K-San
'My sister is dead, my sister whose life was mine.What can I do?
'K-San took her trembling hands and warmed them between his own
'Water and ice,' he said, his eyes shining, 'Ice and water'

K-San sat up with her all night
He pointed out that'
At the festival tomorrow the Meddelín night shall be a huge canvas
For there will be fireworks
And they will light up your eyes
And you will feel more alive than ever before
Just as your sister would wish for you,

'And as she finally, gently settled down to sleep in the pre-dawn quiet, he wrote her a poem:
A clock, a candle
The moon is finished grieving
The hour brightens

Lyrics submitted by electrictights, edited by willsouth

Columbian Fireworks song meanings
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    My OpinionCan't believe there aren't any comments, I love this song so much. When the guitars kick in...the whole monologue. Amazing.

    Not sure what the lyric is before night or right at the end either
    Wipqoznon October 14, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"the marriage night shall be a huge canvas"

    i THink that the right word
    peaveon November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually "The Medellin night shall be a huge canvas", it's a Colombian city, so it makes sense.
    lccalson February 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI believe it's "the merry June night will be a huge canvas".

    Anyways, breathtaking song. The explosion of noisy guitars after the tense spoken word is amazing. I have no clue what the last stanza of "A clock..." is supposed to tie into it. I feel like it's separate from the rest of the story, and is just kind of to kick in the album proper.
    barkjonon October 02, 2013   Link

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