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Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags,
I've come to know that memories
Were the best things you ever had
The summer shone beat down on bony backs
So far from home where the ocean stood
Down dust and pine cone tracks

We slept like dogs down by the fire side
Awoke to the fog all around us
The boom of summer time

[Chorus]
We stood
Steady as the stars in the woods
So happy-hearted
And the warmth rang true inside these bones
As the old pine fell we sang
Just to bless the morning.

Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags,
I've come to know the friends around you
Are all you'll always have
Smoke in my lungs, or the echoed stone
Careless and young, free as the birds that fly
With weightless souls now.

[Chorus x2]
We stood
Steady as the stars in the woods
So happy-hearted
And the warmth rang true inside these bones
We stood
Steady as the stars in the woods
So happy-hearted
And the warmth rang true inside these bones
As the old pine fell we sang
Just to bless the morning.

We grow, grow, steady as the morning
We grow, grow, older still
We grow, grow, happy as a new dawn
We grow, grow, older still
We grow, grow, steady as the flowers
We grow, grow, older still
We grow, grow, happy as a new dawn
We grow, grow, older still



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    UnregisteredJul 29, 2012 at 10:29 am
    I think that the song is about an alien ship landing on a far away planet and the aliens realising that cannabalism is the only way for the aliens to survive. Personally i believe that the song is very meaningful in this sense and it was originally created to welcome the aliens when they finally decide to inhabit the planet, we earthlings call 'earth'.
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    UnregisteredJun 24, 2012 at 12:42 am
    Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags,
    I've come to know that memories
    Were the best things you ever had
    The summer shone beat down on bony backs
    So far from home where the ocean stood
    Down dust and pine cone tracks

    We slept like dogs down by the fire side
    Awoke to the fog where all around us
    The bloom of summertime

    We stood
    Steady as the stars in the woods
    So happy-hearted
    And the warmth rang true inside these bones
    As the old pine fell we sang
    Just to bless the morning.

    Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags,
    I've come to know the friends around you
    Are all you'll always have
    Smoke in my lungs, or the echoed stone
    Careless and young, free as the birds that fly
    With weightless souls now.

    We stood
    Steady as the stars in the woods
    So happy-hearted
    And the warmth rang true inside these bones
    We stood
    Steady as the stars in the woods
    So happy-hearted
    And the warmth rang true inside these bones
    As the old pine fell we sang
    Just to bless the morning.

    We grow, grow, steady as the morning
    We grow, grow, older still
    We grow, grow, happy as a new dawn
    We grow, grow, older still
    We grow, grow, steady as the flowers
    We grow, grow, older still
    We grow, grow, happy as a new dawn
    We grow, grow, older still

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