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Don't know what to do anymore
I've lost the only love worth fighting for
I'll drown in my tear storming sea,
That would show you, that would make you hurt like me

All the same
I don't want mudslinging games
It's such a shame
To let you...

  1. Lindita316
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    Nov 1st 2015 report

    Don't know what to do anymore
    I've lost the only love worth fighting for
    I'll drown in my tear storming sea,
    That would show you, that would make you hurt like me

    She lost the only guy she thought she ever loved. She's crushed, and what's worse is he doesn't seem to care or be hurt by the breakup like she is.

    All the same
    I don't want mudslinging games
    It's such a shame
    To let you walk away

    She doesn't want to get mad at him about leaving and start fighting with him about it, but hates to just sit and let him go.

    Is there a chance?
    A fragment of light
    at the end of the tunnel?
    A reason to fight?
    Is there a chance
    you may change your mind?
    Or are we ashes and wine?

    She's trying to decide if there's a chance of them getting back together, if it's worth fighting for, or if their relationship is already at its final stage, point of no return, like ashes and wine. Birth ashes and wine had gone through many stages and been different things before becoming their final form of ashes and wine. There's no place left to go, once something is ashes or wine, it is what it is at that point, it's finally as done as it will ever be.

    Don't know if our fate's already sealed
    This day's spinning circus on a wheel
    I'm ill with the thought of your kiss
    Coffee laced intoxicating on her lips

    Once something burns up and becomes ashes, it fate is finally sealed, it can't go back to what it was before it burnt. Once grapes become grape juice, then wine, their fate is sealed, it can't go back to being grapes again. Her mind is going crazy trying to figure out if they are actually finally completely over, of her ex kissing another woman, and if they are as done as ashes and wine.

    Shut it out
    I've got no claim on you now
    Not allowed to wear your freedom down

    She's trying to block out the thoughts of him with another woman because she's realizing she will have to accept that if they are over. She is trying to accept the fact that it's no longer her business what he does with other women. She's struggling with that obviously.

    Is there a chance?
    A fragment of light at the end of the tunnel?
    A reason to fight?
    Is there a chance you may change your mind?
    Or are we ashes and wine?

    I'll tear myself away
    That is what you need
    There is nothing left to say
    But

    Trying to convince herself to just forget about him because apparently that's what he wants, there's no use loving someone who doesn't love you back.

    Is there a chance?
    A fragment of light at the end of the tunnel?
    A reason to fight?
    Is there a chance you may change your mind?
    Or are we ashes and wine?
    Reduced to ashes and wine
    Or are we ashes?

  2. anonymous
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    Aug 15th 2011 report

    At first, I wasn't sure what was meant by "ashes and wine". I read all the posts on this site, and could see most of everyone's interpretations, but none seemed to be quite right. Then it hit me: I think both ashes and wine are both things that are used up. An ash used to be a log, cigarette, etc. Wine used to be a grape. Both of them have lost their ability to ever change or be anything different than simply ashes and wine. The entire song is about whether there is hope or whether fate has already spoken. If they were cigarettes and grapes... they'd still have a chance; if they are ashes and wine, they are done.


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