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Those words are all remainders
Echoes growing in the heart of twilight
They lay back laughing at naivety's star
Awaken all those whispers in the dusty shadow of a
Passing favour
I wouldn't say that you were ruthless or right
I couldn't see from so far
Was I chasing after rainbows
One thing for sure you never answered when I called
And I wiped away the water from my face
To look through the eyes of a stranger
For rumours in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
In the eyes of a stranger

Can't tell the real from reflections
When all these faces look the same to me
In every city such a desolate dream
Some days are strange to number
Some say the seventh sounds a little bit stranger
A year of Sundays seems to have drifted right by
(I could have sworn) in one evening
And I'm not seized in desperation
No steel reproaches on the table from before
But I still can feel those splinters of ice
I look through the eyes of a stranger
For rumours in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
In the eyes of a stranger

I must be chasing after rainbows
One thing for sure you never answer when I call
And I wipe away the water from my face
To look through the eyes of a stranger
For rumour in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
Walking away like a stranger
From rumours in the wake of such a lonely crowd
Trading in my shelter for danger
I'm changing my name just as the sun goes down
In the eyes of a stranger



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    UnregisteredNov 9, 2013 at 2:12 am
    "Was I chasing after rainbows," I believe refers to an unattainable dream relationship. A relationship that went sour. "The Stranger" is him who grew and evolved as an individual. Ironically, he may be chasing after rainbows again believing he's changed. "The Stranger" is not who he is. He morphed himself into what he is not and going after the same rainbow. Essentially, he believes he can win her back if she's convinced he's changed, but he hasn't. He's "looking through the eye's of a stranger." Not his true self. Unfortunatly, I've done the same thing. I'm such an idiot!
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    UnregisteredJul 30, 2012 at 9:20 am
    I wonder if it has a religious meaning... Angry at god - turning away from a faith that seemingly goes unanswered - sad really.
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    UnregisteredJan 12, 2012 at 11:57 am
    Its a break up song. The girl he thought he knew became a stranger when she suddenly broke up with him and he feels he cant have a great relationship. Thats what he means when he saids am i chasing after rainbows

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