VIGIL (2006)


(v1)
You’re staring, staring out the window
Dwelling somewhere I can’t go
Disappearing in the distance
Melting with the fading snow

(v2)
I’m watching, watching for a signal
That you’re let him go at last
Supper’s laid out on the table
Wine is poured into your glass

(chorus)

Madness flickers like the candle
Burning out before the dawn
And I’m
Breathing deep, remaining quiet
Keeping vigil, holding on


(bridge)

Wasn’t he a sojourn to nowhere?
Dead ends, and winding roads?
You saw the sun kiss the forest
Found the path where the river flowed

Someday soon you’ll cease to wander
Finally reach the end of the maze
Share with me a tale of your travels
Share with me the rest of our days

(v3)
You’re staring, staring out the window
When will you come back, my friend?
When will you come back, my lover?
I’ll be here at journey’s end

(chorus)

Madness flickers like the candle
Burning out before the dawn
And I’m
Breathing deep, remaining quiet
Keeping vigil, holding on

You’re staring, staring out the window


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This one was very popular on the Muse forums. Sometimes, the simple lyrics are really effective if they come from someplace real.

Ian really liked it and was eager to do it, and I think it’s a lovely arrangement.

Song’s about waiting for someone you love to "get over" someone else -- and having to be patient....

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