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Oh morning come bursting, the clouds, they move
Lift off this blindfold, let me see again
And bring back the water, that your ships rode in
In my heart you left a hole

The tightrope that I'm walking just sways and ties
The devil as he's talking with those angel's eyes
And I just want to be there when the lightning strikes
And the saints go marching in

And sing slow-ow-ow-ow it down

Through chaos as it swirls
It's just us against the world

Like a river to a raindrop, I lost a friend

My drunken as a Daniel iin a lion's den
And tonight I know it all has to begin again
So whatever you do, don't let go

And if we could float away
Fly up to the surface and just start again
And lift off before trouble
Just erodes us in the rain (x3)

Sing slow-ow-ow-ow it down
Oh Slow-ow-ow-ow it down

Through chaos as it swirls
It's just us against the world
Through chaos as it swirls
It's us against the world



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    UnregisteredDec 27, 2013 at 8:33 am
    This song is about lost opportunities, likely the opportunity of a relationship or friendship, lost because of trying to walk the tight rope of satisfying others' expectations and being true to one's self. This inability to be fully invested cost that opportunity. He sings of bringing back the water that her ship rode in, and having a hole left in his heart because of her leaving. Later, he sings about having a chance to do it over again, but this time wanting to rise above everything or everyone distracting him from what they had or could have had. He also is asking her to not give up or let go this time. He then says that though everything seems against them, it's really them that need to work this out it's them against the world.
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    UnregisteredMar 20, 2012 at 4:55 am
    Life is futile if you look at the big picture, but what you have to do is just slow down, take a breath and face the world for what it is. You can do it, just breathe.
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    UnregisteredDec 24, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    It makes me think of christians against the world outside; the non-believers, i mean. Whatever it's meaning, otherwise, it's absolutely beautiful.

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