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The Finish Line Lyrics

The earth is warm next to my ear
Insect noise is all that I hear
A magic trick makes the world disappear
The skies are dark, they're dark but they're clear

A distant motorcade and suddenly there's joy
The snow and ticker tape blurs all my...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 5th report

    I think it’s about being drafted into a war during some summer and he was saying good by to his land by looking up in the stars while camping - then - interrupted his summer after an atomic bomb (or something happened - war broke out) was drafted and pulled into war- then he skipps to after the war during the winter when his country won - and they returned and they had a parade during the recession and they threw “ticker tape” out the winter which was an early type of communications printing paper for the stock market communications which means the ticker tape parade would have been during a winter war that ended and the last one we had was WW2 and they flooded the streets with long pieces of paper called ticker tape to welcome the troops home after the war - meaning he would have used cold snow to clean his wounds - the rest is explanatory when you factor that in / it also seems like he may not have made it home and died in the song and imaged that before he died getting home going back to blue seas- also motorcade isn’t just for funerals - it’s what we call the rescue team when they come - or the parade itself (both)
    Just my thought
    Mr Kane :)

  2. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2020 report

    The feeling of being dead, likely due to the hints of an overdose. But the last four lines seemed as though he came back to life..but loved what he experienced while he was gone.

  3. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2017 report

    The precipice of death

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 30th 2013 report

    I think this song nicely illustrates the first hit of heroin of the day of an addict and the euphoria that follows right from the start of the song.

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