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Don't cry my love, don't cry no more
A crashing sky a rolling screen
A city drowning gods black tears
I cannot bear to see

She lay under the midnight moon
Her restless body stirring
Until the magic morning hour
Like poison it succumbs her

Her baby skin, her old black dress
Her hair it twists around her necklace
Constricts and chokes like ruthless vines
To sleep she overtakes her

Her room is painted Heron Blue
Lit by candlelight and chandelier
And from her headboard perched so high
A million dreams have passed her

Don't cry my love don't cry no more
It overwhelms my breaking heart
A minor swell of violins
I cannot bear to hear them

A mother shepherds her young birds
She fills their mouths and warms their souls
Til they are strong and good to fly
Away from her alone she'll die

Cradle on quiet old oak limbs
As heaven blue her light fails
A breath of soot into her lungs
A life, a journeys end in one

Don't sing that old sad hym no more
It resonates inside my soul
It haunts me in my waking dream
I cannot bear to hear it

Don't play those violins no more
Their melancholic overtones
They echo off the floor and walls
I cannot bear to hear them



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    UnregisteredApr 17, 2012 at 4:23 am
    ''a crashing sky a rolling screen'' - bombs falling from the sky.
    ''a city drowning gods black tears'' - the black out - aka, covering windows with black sheeting to hide the towns (? ).

    Her hair it twists round her necklace
    Constricts and chokes like ruthless vines - her hanging herself as she csnt live with the war.

    A mother shepherds her young birds - the avacuation of her children
    She fills their mouths and warms their souls
    Til they are strong and good to fly
    Away from her alone she'll die

    They echo off the floor and walls - gun shots or bombs
    I cannot bear to hear them
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    UnregisteredJan 11, 2012 at 12:21 am
    This song seems reasonably self-explanatory. The narrator has lost someone very important to him, and as the song says he cannot bear to think or be reminded of what has happened as it just makes him more sad.

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