This is a heartbreaking, complex song written half while Angus was with his first lover, half after they had broken up. Yes, just like in The Wedding Singer, except with a bit more depth.
I tried my best to see through your eyes,
I tried my best to understand.
Changing mirages in the desert,
Shifting colours in the sand.
I looked inside, and saw emotion,
But what it was, I couldn't tell.
Above the sky, beneath the water,
A ragged pearl inside a shell.
I tried to run, and I stumbled.
I tried to walk, and I flew.
You left me nothing here to stand on,
And I am falling without you.
Love is tender when moments like these come and go.
I'm on a bender, I don't which way I should turn.
Love is hard when it burns in a tar blackened lung,
But love is all that I need...
All that I need is a rest from your burning desire.
We get up in the morning and day turns to night.
All I wanted was your body with me in my livingroom,
But you want my mind in the grip of your bed.
But either way, it all works out in the end,
'Cause I know there's a hole in your soul I could mend.
If we just stuck together 'til the very end,
would we ever make it back?
I hear you screaming "Please, get out of my head,
'Cause you know there's a soul in my hole you could mend."
If we just tear apart 'til we bleed out the poison,
I know we'll make it...
Everyone's lonely all of their lives,
But we can help each other get through the night,
If you looked in my eyes, you'd see I was right,
When I swore at the end of this song, you'd have me singing...
"Us and our love are the answer, for a world of pain,
And us and our love are the sunset at the end of the day."
Oh, us and our love were the answer, but you threw it away... credits