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Baby, I get so scared inside, and I don't really understand
Is it love that's on my mind, or is it fantasy
Heaven is in the palm of my hand, and it's waiting here for you
What am I supposed to do with a childhood tragedy?

If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain the same?

Sometimes, it's hard to hold on
So hard to hold on to my dreams
It isn't always what it seems
When you're face to face with me

You're like a dagger and stick me in the heart
And taste the blood from my blade
And when we sleep, would you shelter me
In your warm and darkened grave?

If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain the same?

Will you ever take me?
No, I just can't take the pain
But would you ever trust me?
No, I'll never feel the same, oh

I know I've been so hard to you
I know I've told you lies
If I could have just one more wish
I'd wipe the cob-webs from my eyes

If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain unchanged?
If I close my eyes forever
Will it all remain the same?

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
You gotta close your eyes for me



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    I just love this song and it brings a valcano of emotions, some that i feel ive lived in past relationships, some that i can only empathize, knowing how it feels to love someone and have things stand in the way of its ultimate success, so here is my intellectual evaluation of this song's meaning:

    (opening part) a young woman, confussed, unsure and yet willing and wanting to be in love. We all want love, many times we find it in the wrong places, we may even know it up front but we can help ourselves. She claims her uncertainty, she questions weather her love is real or just a fantasy. The male, clearly older, to her wiser, more worldly who probably has had a "real" relationship at one point or another in his life; "heaven is in the palm of my hand, and its waiting here for you," knowing she is unstable, young and the whole situation is a disaster in the making states, "what am i supposed to do with a childhood tragedy? " he can give her heaven but he knows she couldn't take it.

    The chorus is stating the same things with a twist of words. "if i close my eyes forever. Will it all remain unchanged? " if i close me eyes i won't see the inevitable, i won't be responsible for reality and can live the excitement that this forbidden relationship represents.

    I find the next stanza very interesting. He expresses his own emotional weakness, his own inability to be the same person he sees of himself compared to what others see of him, of course this is dangerous and disfunctional and where the emotional damage occurs and ultimately its the young woman who states, "your like a dagger stick me in the heart and taste the blood from my blade" alot of pain in that, we have all lived this one time or another, being broken hearted. What strikes me in the next sentence is the use of "grave" this is clearly a toxic relationship, one neither can get clear of, both are looking for warmth and love and yet only getting pain and death. The rest is self explanitory. The chorus we covered. Now they are at the threshold of no return and like most dysfunctional relationships they can't walk, they look for yet just one more try. Funny how at this point reality is clear. Its a beautiful song of a classical toxic relationship and all its dynamics

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