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Don't give me love, don't give me faith
Wisdom nor pride, give innocence instead
Don't give me love, I've had my share
Beauty nor rest, give me truth instead

A crow flew to me, kept it's distance
Such a proud creation
I saw it's soul, envied it's pride
But needed nothing it had

An owl came to me, old and wise
Pierced right through my youth
I learned it's ways, envied it's sense
But needed nothing it had

Don't give me love, don't give me faith
Wisdom nor pride, give innocence instead
Don't give me love, I've had my share
Beauty nor rest, give me truth instead

A dove came to me, had no fear
It rested on my arm
I touched it's calm, envied it's love
But needed nothing it had

A swan of white, she came to me
The lake mirrored her beauty sweet
I kissed her neck, adored her grace
But needed nothing she could give

Gar tuht river, Get te rheged
Gar tuht river, Get te rheged
Gar tuht river, Get te rheged

Gar tuht river, Get te rheged
Gar tuht river, Get te rheged
Gar tuht river, Get te rheged

Don't give me love, don't give me faith
Wisdom nor pride, give innocence instead
Don't give me love, I've had my share
Beauty nor rest, give me truth instead



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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    "got to grive it, got to wreck it"
    Is actually:
    "gar tuht river. Ger te rheged"
    Which means: go to the river, you will arrive at a fairyland.

    I noticed it looked similar to welsh, but couldn't understand it so searched other celtic languages. It's cumbric, which is now extinct. I found from another website what it means.

    This song is beautiful. It has a lot of meanings depending on how you interpret it.
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    UnregisteredApr 22, 2012 at 10:09 am
    Tuomas holopainen said that the song is about values,pride,widsdom and love. The birds are only metaphors. The song was inspired by henry david thoreau.
    Honestly, it's not like this birds are unknow representations,it's not since the song that an owl is the image of widsdom
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 11:34 am
    A crow flew to me kept it's distance such a proud creation

    Hannah watched the crow she saw it's soul and envied it's pride "i don't need pride" she said and she kept walking the crow followed

    An owl came to me old and wise pierced right through my youth

    The owl landed on a branch next to where she was she looked at it "i don't need wisdom" she said and kept walking the owl followed

    A dove came to me, had no fear it rested on my arm

    A dove flew down from the sky and landed on hannah's arm she stroked it "i don't need love" she said and the dove flew away to join the owl and crow in following her she came to a lake

    A swan of white she came to me the lake mirrored her beauty sweet

    She knelled on the shore as the swan came closer she stroked the swan's neck and the crow became human then the owl and the dove then last the swan they stood next to eachother the swan dressed in white as was the dove the owl and crow in black they spoke together "the fire came and left us in forms of birds we are pride, wisdom, love and beauty" she said hannah stod up "i have no need of any" she said "the fire came and left us like this to lead you back to his home the tem
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 5:11 am
    To me this song means that you don't need grace , beauty, love or faith you only need truth we used to thrive on truth but now with pride and wisdom we think we have risen to far above for the truth because the longer we delay it the more it hurts
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    UnregisteredJul 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    This song makes me feel peaceful after i fell into a dead-end of love. I was lost inside the complexity, so i just want to indulge the simplicity of life. And where else can i find it beside innocence and truth?

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