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It started out as a feeling
Which then grew into a hope
Which then turned into a quiet thought
Which then turned into a quiet word

And then that word grew louder and louder
'Til it was a battle cry

I'll come back
When you call me
No...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 31st, 7:29pm report


    To me this song describes a Soul that responded to the divine "Call" for volunteers to come to earth at this critical time to perform a mission.

    It's a time when we need those who can help with the shift into the "golden age" or the coming of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.

    Or in other words - volunteer Souls who have been called to who play central roles in the unfolding history of the "Narnian world."

    C.S. Lewis, the Author of Chronicles of Narnia wove spiritual themes into the entire series. For example, Aslan is a literary Christ figure who plays a pivotal role in the story of Narnia, just as Jesus Christ is central to the Christian faith.

    Lewis explained in a letter to Arthur Greeves in October 1931, that he set out his story of Aslan as a retelling of the "actual incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection."



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2019 4:45pm report


    I think it’s talking about Susan and Prince Caspian... “It started out as a feeling” the feeling they liked each other... Also “which then grew into a hope. Which then turned into a quiet thought. Which then turned into a quiet word. And then that word grew louder and louder till it was a battle cry.” The battle cry may have been when Caspian tells Susan that he is in love with her and it’s no longer silent, it’s as obvious as a battle cry... I’ll come back when you call me, no need to say goodbye. Calling may have reference to the horn he blew for help... I don’t know, just a thought



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    anonymous
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    Aug 30th, 2017 8:33am report


    In medieval Spain there were Jewish areas which were named "Calls." Originally organized by the Jews, walls were ordered to be built around these areas so that the Jews would not "contaminate" the Christians. Spektor may well be aware, as a Russian Jewish immigrant to the US. About every 100 years in Spain, there were enforced, violent conversions of Jews to Christianity, often followed by expulsions of the Jews. The reference to following a star could have been Biblical as well. In the song, the word "call" is probably a pun - either a call away from home, a call to battle, or enforced leaving from the "call" area.



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    murdochfangirl21
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    May 19th, 2017 5:47pm report


    I think it means friends never leave you and friendship lasts a lifetime



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    anonymous
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    May 17th, 2017 5:28pm report


    I'm thinking this song is about losing loved ones and the memories of them.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 27th, 2017 3:05pm report


    I think it's about a crush that wasn't suppose to happen.



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    anonymous
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    May 19th, 2016 5:27pm report


    I think this is a song about two friends who are going to be parted because of a genuine reason. Pick a star on the dark horizon and follow the light indicates that even though they had a hard time leaving each other, they must look at the bright side, the hopes of seeing each other again. No need to say goodbye also shows that the two hopes to see each other again soon. Hoping for a reunion in the near future.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 3rd, 2014 8:18am report


    I think it's about hope and war. Basically narnia. The verse;
    It started out as a feeling
    Which then grew into a hope
    Which then turned into a quiet thought
    Which then turned into a quiet word
    And then that word grew louder and louder, describe the beginning of Narnia and the wardrobe. Then the lines; 'Til it was a battle cry I'll come back when you call me no need to say goodbye, means whom ever blows Susan's horn help will come. Just because everything's changing
    Doesn't mean it's never been this way before
    All you can do is try to know who your friends are
    As you head off to the war
    Pick a star on the dark horizon and follow the light. You'll come back when it's over
    No need to say goodbye
    You'll come back when it's over
    No need to say goodbye; (first lines)- when they went back from the Narnia the second time it was like the first time when they went back, when they first came back from Narnia and the first and second battle when they didn't know yet who was on their side. The rest describes the ending of 'prince caspian' and 'voyage of the dawn treader' when the original kings and queens are reunited. And even though the originals can't go back (yet) doesn't mean that they should forget. And it could also mean (SPOILER ALERT!) when aslan destroyed the old Narnia and leads the to the 'Begining' if the new.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 18th, 2014 6:37am report


    It is someone leaving home.



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    anonymous
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    May 15th, 2014 5:26am report


    I'm pretty sure the song is about a solider leaving and not saying goodbye because they know they'll be back and that it's ok to feel the way you do now because it's a sad experience for both of them but it's ok because they come back and everything's ok.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2014 3:10pm report


    I think it talks about the whole meaning
    of Narnia. Susan and Peter are leaving
    Narnia for good but it's not forever if you
    Know what I mean and I'm not just referring
    To the last book. The two of them are leaving
    the physical place but it remains with them where ever
    they go. It started out as a feeling then hope then a
    thought then a quiet then a battle cry of belief.
    It also refers to Lucy & Edmund which being the
    youngest ones believe the most especially Lucy.
    They have to go back the older ones, everything
    is changing but it still feels as before in belief but
    they understand now. Now there all back in there
    world at the beginning, no one else knows what
    really happened to them. They can't go back
    but they don't have to forget everything they saw,
    heard, felt, and learned. It will always be with
    them no matter where they go or what happens
    to them.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 2nd, 2014 3:08pm report


    I think it talks about the whole meaning
    of Narnia. Susan and Peter are leaving
    Narnia for good but it's not forever if you
    Know what I mean and I'm not just referring
    To the last book. The two of them are leaving
    the physical place but it remains with them where ever
    they go. It started out as a feeling then hope then a
    thought then a quiet then a battle cry of belief.
    It also refers to Lucy & Edmund which being the
    youngest ones believe the most especially Lucy.
    They have to go back the older ones, everything
    is changing but it still feels as before in belief but
    they understand now. Now there all back in there
    world at the beginning, no one else knows what
    really happened to them. They can't go back
    but they don't have to forget everything they saw,
    heard, felt, and learned. It will always be with
    them no matter where they go or what happens
    to them.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 31st, 2013 7:28pm report


    This is the song that was in the second Narnia Movie at the credits and it basically, to me, describes the entire feeling of Narnia and believing an knowing that it exists.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 26th, 2012 11:54am report


    It actually talks about a person leaving his or her hometown or family or girlfriend to pursue or do something. Like, a soldier who went to a war. The verse "I'll come back when you call me, no need to say goodbye" explains that the person is so nervous that he or she might not return to his or her family or hometown or girlfriend or boyfriend but there is a chance that he or she might. The verse "Now were back to the beginning" the person returns safe and the verse "It's just a feeling and no one knows yet" the person is so happy that he returned to his or her family or hometown but no one knows it yet. THAT's my interpretation. :P



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    anonymous
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    Apr 2nd, 2012 4:28am report


    Basically, this song talks about a relationship that has its ups and downs. The bittersweet memories uphold a bigger place in her/his heart forever. Its hard to say goodbye to one another though they know it will bring them no where. Kinda listening to Chasing Pavement by Adele, relationship with no end. Thats what i think.

    E.



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