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When the birds are sleeping
That's when the trees sing
You left your winter clothes,
And your teeth marks in my skin

So shake the leaves, off the trees,
Watch them float down the stream
Your son, your daughter
Swimming in the water

And I miss you, even when you're around
I'm a black cloud,
Sending lightning to the ground

So darling please, show your teeth
Just one more dance to help me sleep
Whirl, cold water eyes
Fill the past with friendly nights
Human skin, can be hard to live in
You'll feel better in the morning
Wash your hands in the lake
You've got a heart, some way

Trails lost in the snow
Make way for winter's eerie glow
And that black rock in your bedroom
I hope you'll climb it soon
In your boat, tied to a tree
I hope you'll find the sea

Throw me a dream please, it's been a dreamless sleep
For such a long time, such a long time
Sing myself awake
Watch the branches break
No one could ever take your place

Wash your face in the lake
You've got a diamond under your skin

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    valentineboussingaultSep 20, 2008 at 7:10 pm
    Cuando los pájaros duermen
    Es cuando los árboles cantan
    Dejaste tú ropa de invierno,
    Y las marcas de tus dientes en mi piel

    Así que agita las hojas, quitalas del árbol,
    Miralas flotar bajo la corriente
    Tú hijo, tú hija
    Nadando en el agua

    Y te extraño, aún cuando estás a mi alrededor
    Soy una nube negra,
    Mandando luz a la tierra

    Así que querida, muestrame tus dientes
    Sólo un baile más que me ayude a dormir
    Giros, ojos de agua fría
    Llena el pasado con noches amistosas
    Piel humana, puede ser difícil de vivir
    Te sentirás mejor en la mañana
    Lava tus manos en el lago
    Tendrás un corazón, de alguna manera

    Rastros perdidos en la nieve,
    Abren camino para el misterioso resplandor de la nive
    Y la roca negra en tú cuarto
    Espero que la escales pronto
    En tu bote, atada al árbol
    Espero que encuentres el mal

    Avientame un sueño por favor, ha sido un sueño sin sueños
    Desde hace tanto tiempo, muy largo tiempo
    Cantantome a mi mismo despierto
    Viendo las ramas romperse
    Nadie nunca podría tomar tú lugar

    Lava tu cara en el lago
    Tienes un diamente bajo tu piel
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 11:48 am
    This song is hailing the intrinsic value perceived in a loved one. By opening the song with lyrics conveying romantic imagery, the song creates a symbol that nature is idealistic and idyllic, thereby allowing the loved one to become a part of a natural order and symbolize a unity not only with each other but with the world - metaphoric of the completeness the singer feels when with his lover. The line "diamond under your skin" is the most telling line, strongly corroborating the theory of strong intrinsic, internal value.
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    UnregisteredMay 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm
    "and i miss you even when you're around" - this part of the song to me means that the person has changed and is missed because they are not the same person anymore.

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