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Iʼm tearing up, across your face
Move dust through the light
To find your name
It's something faint
This is not a place
Not yet awake, I'm raised of wake

Still alive who you love
Still alive who you love
Still alive who you love

In a mother, out a moth
Furling forests for the soft
Gotta know been lead aloft
So I'm riddling all your stories
What I know, what it is, is pouring – wire it up!

You're breaking your ground



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    UnregisteredDec 5, 2011 at 7:27 pm
    For me, "tearing up across your face" brings up a picture of some whose tears are falling on the photograph of someone's beloved face
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    UnregisteredMay 1, 2012 at 2:52 am
    Perth is also a small town in ontario. He has a song called calgary so maybe he had a canadian lover? Just a thought. Canadian lover... What the hell did i just write?
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm
    For me, this song reflects the death of my mother, and it makes me cry. The chorus, "still alive who you love" reminds me of the quote from William Penn "They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies." Beautiful, and very true.
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    UnregisteredJan 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm
    It's about a dude fighting for love and thy he is willing to fight for his life to be with this girl.
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    UnregisteredAug 24, 2012 at 4:38 am
    Its heath ledger talking to his best friend, from "beyond the vail". Bon iver imagined what heath would be saying to his friend. From watching bon iver's friend grieving, he imagined that heath would console him in a way. This song is heath "talking" to his friend.

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