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Woods Of Ypres – Intro: The Shams Of Optimism lyrics

An hour away from home,
The lights come on.
Standing at the side of the road,
I am in awe.
Amongst the snow and trees,
The freezing cold,
I thrive on each sorrowful note.
For the moment, all is still,
A tranquil pace.
The ease of being stranded,
In this compassionate place
Amongst the snow and trees,
The air is cold and clean,
And for the moment, I am at peace.
Being able to enjoy a disaster
Is a sham of being so optimistic.
Now that the thrill has worn off,
And the adventure has lost it's charm,
I just want to go home.
Still waiting at the side of the road,
The hours have passed, since I last moved.
Head down, eyes closed,
Into a suspended sleep I fall.
Then in sequence, from far to near,
Light reflects off of objects before...
A sun, of the darkest blues,
Rises from the hills behind...

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    This song is about having an argument with a loved one that leaves you at the side of the road and, in the nature of the beast you accept it for what it is. You look around in an optimistic gaze and you are at peace with the situation and then reality comes back around and you see that the situation is worse than you imagined.
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