And it was morning.
And I found myself mourning,
for a childhood that I thought had disappeared.
I looked out the window,
And I saw a magpie in the rainbow, the rain had gone
I'm not alone, I turned to the mirror,
I saw you, the child, that once loved.
The child before they broke his heart,
Our heart, the heart that I believed was lost.
Hey you, surprised? More than surprised,
To find the answers to the questions,
Were always in your own eyes.
Do you realize that you give it on back to her?
But that would only be retraced in all the problems that you ever knew,
So untrue.
For she's got to carry on with her life,
and you've got to carry on with yours.
So I see it's me, I can do anything
And still the child,
Cause the only thing misplaced was direction
And I found direction.
There is no Childhood's End.
There is no Childhood's End.
Cause' you are my childhood friend.
Cause' you are my childhood friend.
Oh lead me on.
Hey you, you've survived.
Now you've arrived,
To be reborn in the shadow of the magpie.
Now you realize, that you've got to get out of here.
You've found the leading light of destiny,
Burning in the ashes of your memory.
You want to change the world.
You'd resigned yourself to die a broken rebel,
But that was looking backward.
Now you've found the light.
You, the child that once loved,
The child before they broke his heart.
The heart, the heart that I believed was lost
So it's me I see, I can do anything.
I'm still the child.
Cause the only thing misplaced was direction, and I found direction.
There is no childhood's end.
There is no childhood's end.
There is no childhood's end.
I am your childhood friend.
Oh...lead me on.

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Childhood's End? Lyrics as written by Ian Mosley Derek William Dick

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    General CommentMisplaced Childhood helped me through such a tough time in my life, and out of all the great songs within it, this is the one that means the most to me. I think who the song is about has been through an awful lot of anguish and bad times, and during this song realises he's hit a new all- time and ultimate low in life. The only way is up as they say, and a big realisation ensues alng with a bright light at the end of a very long dismal tunnel. This has always been my interpretation of it anyway.
    GMan1969on April 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe Magpie denotes happiness. The lyric refers to an old UK poem called "A poem for counting Magpies". "One is for laughter, to is for joy, Three is for girls, four is for boys". It means, in this song, that the author has gone through all manner of pain and hell, he sees happiness coming into his life.
    RadolphBon December 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA lovely cheerful song which serves as the antidote to the preceding Blind Curve. A good job considering the anguish that you'd be left with otherwise :D

    I've never been truly clear on the magpie imagery but I assume it served as an inspiration at some low point in his life sometime. Nature has a habit of doing that I find.
    yodaflyon September 12, 2008   Link

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