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I saw you from a foreign window
Bearing down the sufferin road
You were carryin your burden
To the palace of the lord
To the palace of the lord

I spied you from a foreign window
When the lilacs were in bloom

And the sun shone through your window pane
To the place you kept your books
You were reading on your sofa
You were singin every prayer
That the masters had instilled in you
Since lord byron loved despair
In the palace of the lord
In the palace of the lord

Bridge:
And if you get it right this time
You dont have to come back again
And if you get it right this time
Theres no need to explain

I saw you from a foreign
Bearing down the sufferin road
You were carryin your burden
You were singing about rimbaud
I was going down to geneva
When the kingdom had been found
I was giving you protection
From the loneliness of the crowd
In the palace of the lord
In the palace of the lord

They were giving you religion
Breaking bread and drinking wine
And you laid out on the green hills
Just like when you were a child
I saw you from a foreign window
You were trying to find your way back home
You were carrying your defects
Sleeping on a pallet on the floor
In the palace of the lord
In the palace of the lord
In the palace of the lord
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  • U
    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    I'm seeing things with a whole new perspective that was unknown before.
    I see the lord carrying the cross down the cruel path to meet god.
    The light shone through your window where you hid and studied all the new religions while the truth was right outside.
    And i see you with a new perspective while you quote poetry and look for popular protection in your thinking
    I found religion while on the way to seek worldly comfort and now i can see and perhaps help you find it too.

    I hope this doesn't offend this great philospher/lyricist but this is my simple way of explaining what i think he is saying

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