There is glass between our touch,
Phantom limbs of former love...
And the truth is that I am so terrified

That the callous is deeper
Than the surface of our skin.
And it takes us twice as long,
It takes twice as long to heal.

We'll lift up the ground to see
The system of roots beneath.
Gears turn, endlessly,
To bring the world back to life
Like clockwork, when it dies.

The cadence of beating hearts,
The clock of its moving parts
Grows louder and louder
From this restless earth...

Future gardens wait patiently below
And somehow we smell them blossom
Through the snow.

Still unsatisfied,
We chase what we're denied.
As generations wait,
We can't resist the taste of possibility.
Gears turn, endlessly,
To bring us back to life again.
Like clockwork, we begin.

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    General CommentThis is such a sweet, sweet song. It's almost disney like

    This is about a being denied what you want to much: a perfect world from how the lyrics put it. But the lyrics are almost saying that a perfect world will come in time, and in this time everything can be perfect.

    But if this perfect world couldn't happen, the people wanting the perfect world would always thirst and try
    Honeyedon October 14, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this song is about a relationship that had to end because of certain circumstances, but no matter what they always seem to run back to eachother. Even if someone else loves them with all their heart they still have to go back to their other lover. The line when it says still unsatisfied we chase what we are denied, I think this means that even though they are apart they can't help but go after the other. And just like clockwork they begin their relationship again.
    madyson104on July 22, 2017   Link

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