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Over there, just beneath the moon
There's a man with a burden to keep
No sleep will fall washouts rags 'n' paperbags
Home and life passing by

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Who will see the beauty in your life
And who will be there to hear you when you call
Who will see the madness in your life
And who will be there to catch you if you fall

Now dreams run wild, as lovers find their way
Through the night, not a care in the world
And over there, the twinkling of the lights
Harbor lights say goodnight one more time



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    UnregisteredMar 2, 2014 at 1:34 am
    The song talks about a homeless man on the street ("rags and paperbag") as the day is about to end. He reflects on his life by asking hypothetical questions about who will be there for him to share the beauty and madness of his life as he sees lovers passing by. The man is actually not lonely, just trying to make sense of how other people cannot be happy when the don't have someone to share life with. The man seems to say that unless you are at peace with yourself, you cannot find happiness in sharing your life with another person who needs emotional rescue and need for comfort. Life is both beautiful and crazy (beauty and madness). But unless you figure it first with yourself, you will keep looking for answers in others.
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    UnregisteredJun 15, 2012 at 6:23 am
    There's only one person i remember whenever i hear this song. Honestly, i didn't know what really is the meaning of this song, why he likes this, and who he dedicates this to, but i love it whenever i hear this, because it makes me smile while remembering everything that we once used to be. ~maldita nueve
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    Oh my god!!! The first time i heard this song is when i am in a great pain because of the break-up... I cried too much hearing this song coz somewhat it explains the pains i have inside..!! :-( i hate him. He only see the external of a person regardless of her internal.. Damn you!
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    raptorsJul 19, 2010 at 5:13 am
    pagnadadangog ko ining kanta na ini nagi2rumduman ko c mga nakaagi sa buhay ko na maogma...kya kung maibabalik ko lang ang panahon ngunyan siguro masasabi kong magigi akong maogma...miss na miss ko nkya sya...
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    UnregisteredApr 2, 2012 at 2:57 am
    This song is really great. It reminds me of all good things we had. Idk but i felt everytime i heard this i end up crying. Since january 29, 2012 upto this day im broken hearted, i want to end up all my heartaches at this very moment. I hope this rope will allow me to hang still till i lost my breath.. Ill play this song once more while hanging. Bye all, ~unloved~

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