It was there that I saw you
And it was there that I came
As evening sighs,
Rises up against the sky-line
Let me come and have my leis

You were fair and fey as a sun that evil day
We were bold and life was great
But as time went on
I wondered what was wrong
I wondered what became of you

Let me hold you in my arms dear
And let me melt in the heat of your gaze
And let the clock strike one,
Time and mind go marching on
Let our sense of selves decay

It was there that I saw you
In the heat of a summer's embrace
But as time went on
I wondered what went wrong

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    General CommentAll I can make of this, is that it's about falling in love. I don't really care though, it's an awesome song. I love the amount of distortion on the guitar.
    Torontokid87on July 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think that this song is about a guy who saw/met this girl one day and she seemed so perfect and that she was the one for him. Then they got together and things were perfect until she started to change and things took a turn for the worse. And now he's all like, "What the hell happend to the girl I met that one day we fell in love?" I dunno if that's right but it's what I think it's about.
    BeautifulCreatureon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commentanother great song by them
    KaTeSbAdDAYon October 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentkinda like what has just happened to me...
    sean7711on March 06, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIts about when he first met her.... everything was so great. and then after a while it all deteriorated. i like the way he called the day he fell inlove with her evil.... becuase thats what it is.... haha.... god same thing hapened to me... hes wondering how things could have once been so perfect and then they drift apart before your eyes and you dont even recognize the person who you uused to know... man this is one of their best songs i think
    trajikclownon May 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentquite abvious what its about. Just wanted to say that listening to this song is like getting smashed by a big wall of sound. Its so great listening too! gives me tons of energy
    bottekotton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with bottekott. Saw them live and it's just one kicking wall of sound.

    Interesting note: "fey" means to have magical qualities, as well as 'full of the sense of approaching death'.
    Quite appropriate as this song seems to be about a magical love that was somehow died. The singer recalls the wonderful times they had, but wonders what became of his love.

    He only wants to hold her again and find that bond they once had, where lost themselves in each other and became one. (shown in "let our sense of selves decay", and possibly "let the clock strike one")
    mayinevergodeafon November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSo, you're walking around town, minding your own business, trying to think about anything other than the dreary wintry day, in a city where nothing ever happens and everyone's the same. The music in your ears is just a backing track to your walk until THIS SONG comes on. Everything stops, but somehow seems to fly by at the same time, The people become less than they've ever been and all that ever needs to exist is you and this music. It's like sex and chocolate and cups of tea and hugs and being in love with sound created by fingers you've never touched. This song overwhelms me sometimes :)
    drunkenbutterflyon January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSong fits well.
    EazyTon August 11, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionIntense, energetic, melodic, mysterious. And that break in the middle is great. Hard to pin down but crazy good.
    sdjustinron October 10, 2015   Link

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