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For the love, Iʼd fallen on
In the swampy August dawn
What a mischief you would bring young darling!
When the onus is not all your own
When you're up for it before you've grown

From the faun forever gone
In the towers of your honeycomb
I'd a tore your hair out just to climb back darling
When you're filling out your only form
Can you tell that itʼs just ceremon'
Now you've added up to what you're from

Build your tether rain-out from your fragments...
Break the sailor's table on your sacrum...
Fuck the fiercest fables, I'm with Hagen

For the love, comes the burning young
From the liver, sweating through your tongue
Well, youʼre standing on my sternum don't you climb down darling
Oh the sermons are the first to rest
Smoke on Sundays when youʼre drunk and dressed
Out the hollows where the swallow nests



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    UnregisteredFeb 29, 2012 at 3:22 am
    It's about the vivid visions one sees on lsd. Justin saw childhood fairytails one trip, and there was a plastified version of his third grade teacher. Afterwards he sore off the drug and wrote this song. Just google it... You'll see.
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    UnregisteredFeb 22, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Towers represent the dream of love worth wishing and dying. In the midst of our daily realities we find that these dreams or "burning love" is the eternal life we are experiencing right before our eyes. No fairytales. The magnanimous love we feel in the real world seems so surreal that we eventually feel like floating back in dreamland.
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    UnregisteredFeb 8, 2012 at 1:32 am
    It's about holding the feeling but not resisting its fall, but letting it faal through your body and let it climb again. Enjoying the shift.

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