"Speaking confidentially" as written by and Michael Timmins....
Speaking confidentially
The fire that burnt inside of me
Has turned to ash the tortured tree
That grows beside the anguished sea
Speaking confidentially

Speaking metaphorically
The earth I trust beneath my feet
Is moving now ever so slightly
I shift my feet but feel no relief
Speaking metaphorically

Speaking hypothetically
If the air you breathed was so unique
Would you use it up to idly speak
Or horde it for a rainy week
Speaking hypothetically

Speaking kind of cryptically
The sea that raged beside the tree
Burning bright for all to see
It just might mean the most to me
Speaking kind of cryptically

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    General CommentFire burning inside=passion, which destroyed a tortured tree...first thing that comes to mind is actually the biblical burning bush.
    The "Speaking Metaphorically" one is easy. Her life and surroundings are changing a little, and she tries to adjust to them but feels no relief. Easy.

    I can't get the rest.
    ZellaLon May 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe fire inside herself has been put out. It has raged and done damage. What put it out? The sea did.

    What does the sea represent? The infinite, the unmeasurable, the spirit. The shift within her, the earth moving beneath her feet, is a shift from the ego-burning passion to the calming and peaceful sea. That sea is what means the most to her...that she's been rescued from her own burning and destructive passion.
    pbankaon June 04, 2008   Link

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