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Amy's gone
And time rolls on
How far? how fast? how long?

The last time we saw Amy
She was headed for the shore
Fighting off the volatile gray skies

She said now begins forever
And that no one knows their time
We bid farewell not knowing
That might be our last good-bye

Amy was a fighter
She cut like Casius Clay
She burned like a fire
Despite these rains

Where time was a question
She only knew one song:
She's singing, "how far, how fast, how
Long?"

Salvation is a fire
In the midnight of the soul
It lights up like a can of gasoline

Yeah, she's a freedom fighter
She's a stand up kind of girl
She's out to start a fire
In a bar code plastic world

When everything stops moving
And I stop to catch my breath
And ride my train of thought
All the way round

My thoughts return to Amy
And the fire she's begun
She came when we were freezing
And left us burning up



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    crivera37Feb 24, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    It feels like he's singing about somebody that everyone loved that passed, and when he says "she came when we were freezing, and left us burning" it makes me think that she came and improved people's lives and was taken away from them, leaving a hole in their lives.
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    amywhitehouseSep 12, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    amy here=D
    i think this is a song about someone going through a rough patch "despite these rains" & their wondering when its gonna end "how long,how far", b'cus they havent taken the chances to resolve the problem & their against time "how fast" & then its just saying that they an get through it "amy was a fighter" Then again i would think of that b'cus im going through a similar thing;) Im just glad theres a song out there about me =P Swithcfoot! =] x

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