Cold misty evening
I watched you walking up the path
up to the front door
your footsteps in the grass
We've been here before
you out there while I'm stuck in here
looking out from the bedroom
with a crack in the glass
So, Priscilla this is a warning
trying to tell us this is a war
No goodbyes and no time for mourning
Now we'll see what see what this love is for
I believe in springtime
I believe in dead leaves in the wind
and I know that endings
are the best place to begin
But when I watched you coming
and I saw you brush up against the ferns
All i could think of was
if they're wet will they ever burn?
So, Priscilla this is a warning
trying to tell us this is a war
No goodbyes and no time for mourning
Now we'll see what see what this love is for
What's it for?
What's it for?
What's it for?
And there in the blue moonlight
you stopped and turned toward the ocean
And you were so still standing
I wondered if you would ever tuned around
Cold misty evening
I watched you walking up the path
up to the front door
your footsteps in the grass
I could see you thinking
and I had a notion that wasn't good
but you put your boot on the first step
and I could hear the creak in the wood
So, Priscilla this is a warning
trying to tell us this is a war
No goodbyes and no time for mourning
Now we'll see what see what this love is for
What's it for?
What's it for?
What's it for?
So, Priscilla this is a warning
trying to tell us this is a war
No goodbyes and no time for mourning
Now we'll see what see what this love is for
So, Priscilla this is a warning
trying to tell this is a war
No goodbyes and no time for mourning
Now we'll see what see what this love is for


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    My InterpretationI think this is about a couple who is constantly fighting; I feel from certain lines that this seems to have become a love/hate relationship.
    "But when I watched you coming
    and I saw you brush up against the ferns
    All i could think was
    if they're wet will they ever burn?"
    Almost like he is dreading to see her coming; and all he wants is for her to be gone or to burn with the ferns?

    All in all, I love this song so much and I love how with the mood that the music sets you have to listen to it more than once to realise that it's not a lovey dovey story that it tells :)
    danieroon December 29, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about somebody in a relationship that is not healthy. They have deep feelings for the object of their affection, they are captivated by her, watching her every step as she comes to the door, and find it hard to break away. But they are not happy (probably due to frequent fighting "Trying to tell us this is a war") and they have come to a moment of truth ("Now we'll see what this love is for"). He desperately want to be happy again and knows that this will probably not happen short of ending the relationship ("And I know that endings are the best place to begin"). But whether or not he has the strength to end the relationship is up in the air because of his feelings for her ("If they're wet will they still burn")
    snodinatoron January 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about lovers that long to be with each other. He seems to long for her strongly. They have been together before...on and off. It's seems as though one of them is not free (you are out there while I'm stuck here). He hides his feelings but he observes her closely.

    He picks a fight when she comes to visit because he is unhappy with something...(cold misty evening). Perhaps not getting as much love and attention or jealousy (I wonder if you will ever turn around) . It looks like they had been on and off and they are always starting again.

    She is hot or fire (But when I watched you coming
    and I saw you brush up against the ferns
    All i could think was
    if they're wet will they ever burn?")


    He picks a fight to test her love...

    So, Priscilla this is a warning
    trying to tell us this is a war
    No goodbyes and no time for mourning
    Now we'll see what see what this love is for

    He wants to understand why they both met each other and fell for each other. How strong is that love. What is the purpose... "What this love is for".

    At the end she gets upset about the war or the warning and go away. He hears her leaving and knows she won't be back anytime soon. The longing for her starts again. He is always longing for her. "He believes in spring". Ending is the best place to begin".
    mily106645on April 08, 2021   Link

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