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run like a race for family
when you hear like you're alone
the rusty gears of morning
and faceless, busy phones
we gladly run in circles
but the shape we meant to make is gone

and love is a tired symphony
you hum when you're awake
and love is a...


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    Jul 13th, 2014 7:20pm report

    Run like a race for family
    When you hear like you're alone
    The rusted gears of morning
    To faceless busy phones
    We gladly run in circles
    But the shape we meant to make is gone

    (Meaning- Do not become caught up in work/other pursuits and miss the important parts of life; treasure your loved ones as they are easy to take for granted.)

    Love is a tired symphony
    You hum when you're awake
    (Meaning- Love is familiar and is comforting)

    Love is a crying baby
    Mama warned you not to shake
    (Meaning- Love is fragile and easily broken.)

    Love is the best sensation
    Hiding in the lion's mane
    (Meaning- Love is the best sensation in life.)

    (The Lion's Mane is a metaphor for life, there is comfort and safety in the Lion's Mane and there are also dangers.)

    So I'll clear the road, the gravel
    And the thornbush in your path
    That burns a scented oil
    That I'll drip into your bath
    The water's there to warm you
    And the earth is warmer
    When you laugh

    (Meaning- I will be there for you and take care of you. You are a treasure.)

    Love is a scene I render
    When you catch me wide awake
    (Meaning- He is consciously in love and thinks about his love always.)

    Love's a dream you enter
    Though I shake and shake and shake you
    (Meaning- Love is all your hope. There are several interpretations here. Remember the previous baby stanza, he may be causing problems with his love. Additionally, he literally may be waking the loved one from a dream.)

    Love is the best endeavor
    Waiting in the lion's mane
    (Meaning- Again, love is the best thing to do in life.)

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