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The treetops, the chimneys, the snowbed stories, winter grey
Wildflowers, those meadows of heaven, wind in the wheat

A railroad across waters, the scent of grandfatherly love
Blue bayous, Decembers, moon through a dragonfly's wings

Where is the wonder where's the awe
Where's dear Alice knocking on the door
Where's the trapdoor that takes me there
Where the real is shattered by a Mad March Hare

Where is the wonder where's the awe
Where are the sleepless nights I used to live for
Before the years take me
I wish to see
The lost in me

I want my tears back
I want my tears back now

A ballet on a grove, still growing young all alone
A rag doll, a best friend, the voice of Mary Costa



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    UnregisteredFeb 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    The song is about that after growing up, it becomes harder to feel emotions. The lyric "i want my tears back" shows that instead of sadness one feels the emptiness of depression. The verses show the whimsy that as children we see and the fun we can find in these objects or events. The chorus also shows that we lose the ability of seeing magic, and we want to find it again before we become lost to age.
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    UnregisteredJul 28, 2012 at 2:21 am
    Nostalgia pura!!!... Cuando uno recuerda tristemente los tiempos de ayer.. Aquellas cosas q solo quedan en el recuerdo y no volveran... O aquellas cosas q no seran... Porque son suenios q aun no se hacen realidad. La ninez...
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    UnregisteredJul 12, 2012 at 3:39 am
    Mary costa was the voice of princess aurora in disney's sleeping beauty. Also a trained opera singer! Such a beautiful voice!
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    UnregisteredMay 2, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    This song to me is like a parent who has grown old (maybe their kids have moved) and they are reflecting upon those beautiful memories they have shared with their children, indicated by various lyrics, "where is the wonder, where is the awe" brings images of children learning to walk and discovering new things then there are the numerous references to children's stories, a truly beautiful song!!!
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    UnregisteredMar 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm
    Hm, lost love , covered with youth , all those things i had , and i start losing while i was growing up, but as a human i m still growing .. I just want to hide sometimes, i remember i had a china doll when i was younger , i see her , so fragile and confused ..

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