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Could you tell me the enchantment and say goodbye
I met a girl called disillusionment

Could you tell her I made the headlines
Says 'boy draws wings on everything'

Could you tell her to check the headlines
Says 'boy finds angels in the river'

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for 29 years

Birds are flying out of water
Underneath the sky
I run up to the rainbow girl
Just to pass her by
I'll never have a change of heart
My swan will never sing
I have no heart the swan is gone
And now I wear the wings

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for 29 years

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you
You know I dreamed about you
I missed you for 29 years

You know I dreamed about you
For 29 years before
I saw you



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    The simplistic initial idea of the song being about a girl he saw is mixed with the unlimited amount of complications behind his thoughts. The simplicity is held within the chorus. The verse lyrics show the self deprivation of the man seemly unable to have this one girl. It could also be debated to show the descent into semi-madness.

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