lost gray pictures of my past stain greener pastures of my future
rememberance and recognition forces me to reconsider
I am seeking to regress and recreating what I've found
a new beginning torn away
I'm spiraling spiraling down
empty hands on the ends of these reaching arms need the touch of something real
year by year we seperate further
we are forgetting how to feel
for at the end of this long rope I hang in wait of fading echos
uncertainty haunts my everything
I look into tomorrow and I see nothing...
so tell me how it feels to be me
I've lost so much I cannot recall my identity
I would die for yesterday not caring where I need to go
reshape relationships back into what I used to know
tomorrow is so far and I no longer want to find a replacement for all these pictures that are lost in my mind


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    remembering can be so painful. lovely.

    deleteriouson September 23, 2002   Link
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    this is the best saetia song to ever be written. if you dont have it, you have to download it, or hear it in any way possible. oh, it is truly amazing.

    SixtoEight27on July 13, 2002   Link
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    so good.

    itwasjustadreamon August 13, 2002   Link
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    The best Saetia song in my opinion.

    It seems like most of Saetia's songs are about relationships, but written in such a pretty feltful way. Haha, I don't think feltful is a word. Mmm...

    Zedon September 16, 2002   Link
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    This is the BEST saetia song. It's so truthful I can't stop listening to it

    bitemylipon April 16, 2003   Link
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    i agree that this song is about the past, but i interpret it as also being about the future....he look sback and sees nothing...looks forward and sees the same. he thinks life is empty..boring even.

    marble deVoson June 09, 2003   Link
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    i agree that this song is about remembering the past but i also interpret it as looking forward and not seeing what you want to see...looking back and knowing you could have more...wanting to change everything.

    marble deVoson June 09, 2003   Link
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    in short, it's about growing up, he fears the future. awesome song. his scream is best used here than in any other saetia song, it's hard to comprehend how someone can use their voice to make those sounds, it's just amazing.

    da77ynon December 15, 2004   Link
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    This song is one of my favorit songs form them. The past and what they have lost ...gettting trough another day...it's beautiful.

    tialalandeon December 27, 2004   Link
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    Rememberance has led the speaker to his plight. In the midst of his dwelling, he's found himself losing control, losing grips with himself, becoming alienated by his own happiness of past times. Doubt of his future resides, somuchso that he'd give anything to return to times which he cherished most.

    nerdfileson February 22, 2005   Link

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