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Sitting on the edge atop a canyon
I'm a piece of time too small to name
There's a sign that's hanging over me
Let me disappear and try again

I'm no prophet but I've seen things
When right and wrong become
too close
In that moment of my greatness
I become afraid and watch it go

CHORUS
And the day is long
And the bridge is gone
And the river has washed away
The road I'm on
Only road I know

Everybody's got a problem
Something to do with self control
You gotta tell somebody if you
got one
You can't pretend you didn't know

Staring out across the canyon
My eyes won't tell me what to see
If I let go I could be floating
From the river to the sea
CHORUS
If I let go I could be floating
From the river to the sea
CHORUS


Written by Neil Osborne and 5440
Fifty-Four Forty Songs Inc./Sony-ATV Music Publishing Canada (SOCAN)



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  • U
    UnregisteredJul 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm
    This song seems to be about a person trying to decide weather to stay with the person thier with or to leave them for another; a decision most of us have faced. The chorus would seem to suggest that they've decided to cut their ties with their old lover in favour of the new one:

    And the bridge is gone
    And the river has washed away
    The road i'm on
    Only road i know

    Now they're faced with only the options on that side of the 'canyon', being the relationship they've chosen, unable to return to the other side; their former relationship.

    They do however find it difficut to move on from the previous relationship as represented by the line:

    'if i let go i could be floating from the river to the sea'

    'if i let go' means that he can't fully move on yet, and 'the sea' represents the freedom of wide open space.

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