Line of people to pass you by
Posing sympathy with its whitewash eyes
With the ladies feigning their mourning cries
And the men shaking hands:
Weigh away
Way away
All the pictures in your mind
As you're passed the thousandth time
Thousandth photograph
Listen to sympathetic lies
As their reasons change under mourning guise
With the gentlemen feigning sorrowed sighs
And drinking champagne:
Weigh away
Way away
As all the people pass and pose
You hold back the tears
And hold onto memories
Small talk hangs like a dirty cloud
Saying nothing real but deafening loud
An urge to run away from the crowd
And mourn all alone
Make a promise to no-one
Wondering if you'd been worthwhile
Turn away from the chatter
And the hungry smiles


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Way Away Lyrics as written by Glen Richard Phillips Dean V Dinning

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    I think it's about a dead person and their funeral guests. The deceased is listening to what everyone is saying, noticing that no one is overly upset. They want to cry at the end of the song and hope that their life wasn't put to waste.

    Bravuraon January 15, 2006   Link
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    I definitely sounds like someone at a loved one's wake/funeral and all the people they had to deal with to get through the day. Sounds like an excruciating experience.

    lildee293on September 20, 2014   Link
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    It's about a boy at a funeral. Who has probably lost his father or mother. He's young, maybe 13 or 14 and he's watching all the older people pass by and say there fake goodbyes - because none of them were ever there... Until now. He just wants to get away. Way away. And mourn on his own terms. Very deep and powerful song.

    Solomondonon June 28, 2015   Link

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