I like looking at the sky
As the wind plays through
The skirts of the trees
The silence knows
How afraid we are of it
Cherished memories bleed and bloom
Our secrets like seeds
Get swept up and carried through our neighbourhood
Safe as houses tuck me in
Daylight waits for no man
You're still young and breathing's easy
Suck it in
Oh what a waste this facade
What a pity we've come this far
The rain will fall and baptise
Our strongholds our sheltered lives
Closed blinds, drawn curtains
And vinyl floors can't hide
Stained memories bleed and bloom
Our secrets like weeds
Creeps up to the roof of our neighbourhood
Now luscious denial
Our devoured minds
Our thoughts remain impotent
Our pillows stay fertile

Lyrics submitted by Karl

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    General CommentIt's an awesome song - I reckon it's about how people put on a facade and try to hide their true thoughts and feelings but how these inevitably escape and become know to others - it's basically saying we should try to be more like open books and not waste our lives pretending to be something we're not.
    owly jron March 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I agree with you owly jr.
    1watermelon1on July 17, 2011   Link

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