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I used to be lunatic from the gracious days
I used to be woebegone and so restless nights
My aching heart would bleed for you to see
Oh but now...
(I don't find myself bouncing home whistling buttonhole tunes to make me cry)

No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me
No more "I love you's"
Changes are shifting outside the word

(The lover speaks about the monsters)

I used to have demons in my room at night
Desire, despair, desire... SOOO MANY MONSTERS!
Oh but now...
(I don't find myself bouncing home whistling buttonhole tunes to make me cry)

No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me
No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me in silence
No more "I love you's"
Changes are shifting outside the word

(They were being really crazy
They were on the come.
And you know what mummy?
Everybody was being really crazy.
Uh huh. The monsters are crazy.
There are monsters outside.)

No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me
No more "I love you's"
The language is leaving me in silence
No more "I love you's"
Changes are shifting outside the word
Outside the word



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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2011 at 5:05 pm
    To me this songs about choosing to love and let yourself be loved, putting a stop to self destructive behaviour. But thts just me nm
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    It is a allegorical tale. The things that used to frighten you as a child no longer do so. But, with losing the fear of monsters, you also lose that "child-like" love of things. The reality of growing older means shedding both your fears and your innocence.

    Some may call this becoming jaded or cynical. I call it a healthy maturuity. Ideally, we gain wisdom and understanding, leaving behind the childhood dreams and flights of fancy for a more mature one, much closer to reality. But, we can acknowledge what those things meant to us.
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 7:57 am
    The writer is saying that some feelings are deeper than mere words can express. Being freed from wobegone, restless nights with a room full of monsters apparently gives rise to those feelings. Notice the monsters go from "in my room" to "outside"..
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    UnregisteredJan 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm
    When i was little, i thought it was a song from g-d expressing his lost love for humanity due to our never-ending barbarism.
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    lyricanneFeb 2, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    I am really thankful for this song today. Coming into it's meaning for me, is a plethora of possibilities. Maybe when you feel like you are on your last go-around with life, you have exhausted "i love you" to the point of dissappearance. And in that moment, you accept that you have given so much love, that perhaps you have no more love to give. You have already played saint, and now it is time to live life for your own. I connect with this, because I feel woebegone and crazy a lot of the time. Desire, despair, desire...these are like the heads of Medusa! Those things that we don't want to face or talk about, the things that eat at our psyche in the night. She is not seeking to console herself or to tell her self another story. She accepts that perhaps "I love you" is just a word, and that there are so many things beyond "I love you"...when it usually carries so much weight to say it, maybe by not saying it anymore, it's not a sugarcoat over life's true raw experiences. The lover speaks about the monsters- maybe this is when you are in partnership, and your partner is able to talk about the things that are really going on in their mind- all the monsters that we daily face. There is so much of a rebellious attitude with these song lyrics, because rather than expanding on the viewpoint of love, she expands on the viewpoint of the unbeaten path- the place we must face eventually, because it is my exploring our inner darkness that we can find the light of revelation. It inspires changes through it's message.

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