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Close to my skin
I'm falling in
Someone who's been

Sittin' by the phone
I'm left alone
In another zone

John says to live above hell and
My will is well

No one is waiting
For me to fail and
My will could sail, yeah

It's such a waste to be wasted
In the first place
I want to taste the taste of
Being face to face with common grace
To meditate on the warmest dream
And when I walk alone I listen
To our secret theme

Your solar eyes are like
Nothing I have ever seen
Somebody close
That can see right through
I'd take a fall and you know
That I'd do anything
I will for you

Sailin' for the sun
Cause there is one
Knows where I'm from
I care for you
I really do, I really do

Come closer now
So you can lie
Right by my side

Sit alone in the sun
I wrote a letter to you
Getting over myself, yeah

Your solar eyes are like
Nothing I have ever seen
Somebody close
That can see right through
I'd take a fall and you know
That I'd do anything
I will for you
Your solar eyes are like
Nothing I have ever seen
Somebody close
That was made for you
I'd take a fall and you know
That I'd do anything
I will for you

Close to my skin
Someone who's been
I'm a falling in

Disasters are
Just another star
Falling in my yard

John says to live above hell
My will is well

Long to be with
Someone to tell
I love your smell



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    UnregisteredJan 15, 2014 at 8:31 pm
    Of course, this song is about someone who loves another someone. Someone with gorgeous eyes, someone he'd die for. I think means that his loved one either lives far away, or moved away from him (you know, zone standing for time zone). Same counts for "I wrote a letter to you", letters being personal and awesome to receive. "I love your smell" might have something to do with missing someone far away as well. They left, but their smell still lingers, either in his mind or perhaps on his pillow. And who knows, maybe they accidentally left their glove?
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm
    🎶i wrote a letter to you getting over myself🎶... I think it's about a girl he broke up with that he misses deeply and he realises he was the cause of the break up. 🎶john says to live above hell🎶 ... I think is a piece of advice given by his friend. Great song anyway.

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