hound me in my sleep
don't trouble me in the day
drift on to our homes
in some other land beneath the waves

we are coming to the end of the an age
leaving this place and we don't even know it's name

keep me in a pen
write me every now and then
let the photos fade
so i can get away

we are coming to the end of an age
leaving this place and we don't even know it's name

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    General CommentI am basing my response to this song based on the recording of it on youtube. The actual studio recording doesn't seem to be quite as emotionally evocative as the youtube version: youtube.com/…

    This song is like poetry. The words could mean anything to each different person, but they're broad enough to have a universal meaning.

    I think that this song is about moving on from an experience or moment in life. The music and lyrics together create a feeling that these people are going through changes, but their past experiences will somehow continue to have a hold on them. They want to move on completely, but the past will always be a part of them. The vocalist asks the past not to "trouble me in the day". He asks that the "photos fade so I can get away".

    The beginning of the song creates a kind of 'wandering traveller' feel with the sweeping violin, exotic maracas, and scratchy vocals. It adds to the meaning of the song, making the listener feel as if they are moving toward something or away from something, but they aren't sure what it is. "leaving this place and we don't even know it's name".

    The end of the song has solemn yet meaningful undertones as each instrument dies out one by one. The song finishes with a single voice singing "one by one by one". In the middle of the song, the music is loud and grand, but the tapering off of instruments toward the end creates the feeling of "coming to the end of an age". The last voice, and then silence leads us to the unknown of what comes after this "end of an age".
    finchy28on April 22, 2012   Link

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