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Naked As We Came Lyrics

She says "wake up, it's no use pretending"
I'll keep still and breathe in her
Birds are leaving over autumn's ending
One of us will die inside these arms
Eyes wide open, naked as we came
One will spread our ashes 'round the yard

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    calella
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    Apr 20th, 2006 4:53pm report


    What were you wearing then???

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    anonymous
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    Feb 13th, 2006 2:02am report


    I wasn't naked when I was born. You guys were born naked?

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    nickk
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    Sep 11th, 2005 9:30pm report


    I agree with the guy who says it is in reference to how we are naked when we are born, hence naked as we came. But to delve deeper I think this song is a relaly beautiful love song whose message is the songwriter knows he will be with this person forever.

    Lines like "one will spread our ashes around the yard", and "one of us will die inside these arms" are his affirmation that even though yes, one of them has to die, they will do so in the others arms. I think its a beautiful use of tragedy (the death of a love one) to allude to love (being together 'till the end being most Americans idea of true love).



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    Cheeky
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    Jul 14th, 2005 7:48pm report


    I see this song as a comparison of how we are born, naked, with nothing but ourselves, and how we die, not taking anything with us but ourselves.




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