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("What's that?")
("It's four, five, six, seven...")

You can't hear me.
You can't hear me.
You can't hear what I'm saying.
You can't hear what I'm saying to you.

You watch the clock
Move the slow hand.
I should have been home
Hours ago,
But I'm not here.
But I'm not here.

You can't hear me.
You can't hear me.
You can't feel me
Here in the room with you now.
You can't hear what I'm saying.
You don't hear what I'm saying, do you?

Can't let you know
What's been happening.
There's a ghost in our home,
Just watching you without me.
I'm not here.

("You don't hear me.") [backwards]
But I'm not here.
(You can't hear me.)
But I'm not here.
(You don't hear what I'm saying.)

"Don't ignore, don't ignore me,
Let me in, don't ignore me, no."
"Don't ignore, don't ignore me,
Let me in, don't ignore me, no."
"Don't ignore, don't ignore me,
Let me in, don't ignore me, no."

"We see you here." [backwards]
"We see you here."
"We see you here."
"We see you here."
"We see you here."
"We see you here."
"We see you here."
"We see you here."

You don't hear me come in.
"Help me, baby! Help me, baby! Talk to me! Listen to me,
Listen to me! Talk to me! Help--"
("You can't hear me.") [backwards]
"Listen, baby! Listen to me, baby! Help me, help me, baby!
Talk to me! Talk to me! Please, baby, talk to me!"
("You can't hear me.") [backwards]

You won't hear me leaving.



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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2014 at 9:30 pm
    This song is just brilliant. It floods me with emotions. I had read other comments and agree on the whole it seems like a tragedy has occurred, and she has drowned at sea. Obviously the waves and gulls suggest something maritime but their is a clear burst of the maritime distress signal for SOS being heard (save our souls) now she is in the home watching her beloved waiting in anguish, but she can't tell the story, can't ever tell. The soft repeating lyrics suggest a disconnection, the staccato lines, broken communications, desperation, deep regret, helplessness. "You won't hear me leave" there is nothing left. Emptiness, it washes over me, I love this work.

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