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possible 1904 meaning
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ok homeys, so i was looking up things that happened in sweden in 1904, i stumbled across this http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th...1116035011 . basically it's some lady asking about earthquake activity in 1904, because apparently there was an earthquake on the day of her great-grandparents funeral. which would fit with the lyric "Since they shook the Earth in 1904". anyway, this lady goes on to say that her grandfather left for the US of A in 1902, which fits with the lyric "as i'm lowered down i hear it's a message, it's 1902 telling people to get out." as in, as the great grandpa is lowered into the grave, you know, and grandpa left in 1902. apparently grandpa built the church too. i reckon it fits pretty well, but i could be reading too much into it. peace.
07-19-2013 01.04 AM
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That is very interesting. It is a lot more pleasant explanation than the one I came up with... Thank you.
07-19-2013 12.12 PM
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Here's some scientific nonsense confirming that earthquake: http://www.bssaonline.org/content/99/5/2836.abstract
07-19-2013 01.00 PM
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Might have read somewhere that its about hope, maybe hope after the earthquake?
07-29-2013 07.40 AM
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Seems like it could have some weight, I always thought this song was about farming and the industrial revolution!

At work my colleagues and I always joke about how TM just strings words together in gibberish because they sound good and work. It's not meant to be insulting or anything, it's just how I interpret his poetry. In reality methinks he writes deeply from personal experience (with incredible poetic success) which is why he rarely shares what his songs are about!
04-26-2014 11.45 AM
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