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PostSubject: SONG - Vienna [The Fray]   February 9th 2009, 1:39 am

Hey, everyone.
So, in case no one knows. My favorite band is... The Fray.
I was in a music mood a few minutes ago, so I pulled up one of their songs that I really liked, but never fully understood.

I did some "research" on it, and it's actually a very beautiful, sad song.
You can find the song here, and the lyrics here:

The day's last one-way ticket train pulls in.
We smile for the casual closure capturing.
There goes the downpour.
Here goes my fare thee well.

There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me.
‘Cause I'm already gone.

Only so many words that we could say.
Spoken upon long-distance melody.
This is my hello.
This is my goodness.

There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me.
‘Cause I'm already gone.

Maybe in five or ten yours and mine will meet again.
Straighten this whole thing out.
Maybe then honesty need not be feared as a friend or an enemy.
This is the distance.
This is my game face.

There's really no way to reach me.
There's really no way to reach me.
Is there really no way to reach me?
Am I already gone?

So this is your maverick.
This is Vienna.


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Okay, so many of you probably think after listening to this song and reading the lyrics that it's really confusing and kind of vague.

Don't worry, I was the same way.
So, I looked up what others thought of the lyrics and I thought long and hard about their opinions. One stood out to me:

"Has anyone ever related this to World War 2 and or the Holocaust?
Vienna, Austria is an area where a portion of the Holocaust happened.

'The day's last one-way ticket train pulls in...'
When the prisoners were being brought to camps, it was, for many, a one-way ticket train.

'There goes the downpour... There goes my fare thee well...'
Men from women, families from families, people from themselves. It's goodbye, and knowingly, for good.

'There's really no way to reach me...'
There was absolutely no way to contact anyone inside the camps, and no contact going out either.

'Because I'm already gone...'
By the time the liberators got there, a lot of people had already died.

The entire second verse makes me think of the prisoner's screaming from help from foreign countries to come in and save them from the situation.

The bridge: 'Maybe in five or ten...' seems like a plee to end the war. Maybe in five or ten years this will be straightened out and honesty need not be feared as a friend or an enemy. Truth hurts, but it builds strong lasting, solid relationships.
And lastly, 'So, this is your maverick. This is Vienna...'

Maverick means independence, doing what you will and when you will.
Saying, the rest of the world may have it's fancies and riches and freedoms, but this is just Vienna. The place they live is not a maverick, it's simply Vienna.

If you read this meaning and then look up 'Vienna' you wont find much of a definition more than that of it being a city in Austria. I think this song creates one.

What do you think...?"


Source of article; HERE.

I agree with what this person says about the song. If you agree, too, you have to admit, the song has a pretty powerful meaning.
Thanks for reading, everyone.

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