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Affection, the gifted architect
Is making a draft and beautiful design
The options and possibilities
Are endless when we connect and re-align
Collections of books and documents
Arise and parade around my cluttered desk
Reworking the math and measurements
Until I'm convinced these plans are picturesque
Like mountains in the Midwest

Reaction creates the columns dark
And wide like the roads around Fort Lauderdale
The structures begin to take their shape
Before I've designed the public monorail
The turnpike and high-speed motorway
Connect and enclose the quaint suburban streets
The airport, the broad suspension bridge
The lake and the beach where several rivers meet
Compounded from the spreadsheet

A city sparkles in the night
How can it glow so bright?
The neighborhoods surround the soft florescent light
Designer skyline in my head
Abstract and still well-read
You went from numbered lines to buildings overhead



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    nomnomnomJul 27, 2010 at 2:36 pm
    silent symphony. you say "the person who sings the song"... DO YOU NOT KNOW WHO THIS GENIUS OF A MAN IS?! IT'S ADAM YOUNG! ADAM YOUNG! and i love him. sooo... that is all :)
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    hermitDec 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm
    he speaks metaphorically as well as the literal picture he has painted for the general body..i understand his lyrical message to be that of a mystical sense how affection ~ love starts our gifted architect GOD and ends yet still with him and his kingdom overhead. alpha and omega and our lifetime of connections inbetween.
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    younghoushNov 11, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    well the 1st paragraph kinda gives off that theres a girl he wants to talk to but hes thinking of how to do it. 2nd paragraph shows that he finally built something. 3rd says like something has finally come into place and hes surprised how beautiful it is.

    i like what you said symphony about him helping build something, but i dont feel what he built has left him.
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    silent_symphonyMar 25, 2009 at 11:40 pm
    The person who sings the song fell in love with a girl. She becomes famous and leaves him but he doesn't mind because he feels like he's helped her become famous.

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