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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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    UnregisteredAug 9, 2012 at 11:14 pm
    It is about being so in love to someone who finds herself alone because of loving a person who do not care about her feelings
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    UnregisteredJul 20, 2012 at 2:23 am
    This song no means to me,until one day he(the one i love) told me that he want to sing this song for his love (which is my friend)! Hahaha.that's why this song really means to me by now.it gives me hearth aches!
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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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