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Undone

Postby MonsieurRosseau » Sun May 24, 2009 1:27 am

It's not on any of the albums, but I randomly heard it on imeem...


Lyrics

There's a moment made of frozen hopes
Put under lights in an empty space
In my little museum
And at closing time with crowds dissolved
I slip right past the velvet ropes
Press my fingers to the case
And I hold you in my arms

This isn't where I should be
I stand and stare when I should run
Why am I only waiting
For what can only come undone

You were hidden in a highway curve
Solid lines a silent shield
Against metal twisted cold
Like sudden daylight there you were
Took all I had just not to swerve
And slow instead to yield
But then your light was gone



It's apparently about someone who killed someone in a car crash. Clearly quite depressing. It's probably metaphorical too, but I don't even know where to start.

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Postby terraphim86 » Sun May 24, 2009 3:00 pm

I stand and stare when I should run

I'm pretty sure it's "standing still when I should have run."

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Postby tanthalas » Sun May 24, 2009 5:29 pm

http://www.warmstrangers.com/vtsongnotes.html#non

Scroll down to the section on Undone.

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Meaning of Undone

Postby nuprinX » Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:32 pm

To add, I think Vienna once said that this song is about "an unrequited love, or not being sure if something can be done about a particular passion or a particular attraction". This was from a performance of hers on 2002-12-15.


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