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song meaning of "signs of life" by poets of the fall

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hey you lovely people!

i've been trying to find an interpretation of the song "signs of life" by poets of the fall but been without success so far. the lyrics itself is pretty easy, i'm just not quite sure which message it is carrying. can some of you smart folks help me out? i'd be very interested in hearing your opinion and interpretation of the song's meaning! :-)

here's the lyrics, so you don't have to google it:

 

She stands by the corner shop
At the edge of a rainbow she thought the solution
Someone painted on the wall
He writes in his daily journal
Eyes blindfolded, gathering pieces
With no direction to go anymore

When what's real becomes just another source of hurt
And when meaning's gone from every word

Signs of life color your skin
Emotions within show you the fast lane to your love
When love is a kiss of terminal bliss, designed to erase all
Signs of life from the smile on your face to the lines you rephrase
Will always guide you to your love
Your love is a kiss, my undying wish, designed to retrace the signs of life

She disguises herself in her New York fashion
To find her passion she lights her beacon
High on coffee shop produce
And he still picks his trains by chance
Chooses opinions to fit his circumstance
To find something he can use

When you're free to choose, but the choices leave you lost
When you feel you paid way more than it should cost

Signs of life...

If you feel you've exhausted all your options
And if you still find yourself with nothing to believe in
Free your mind and you will see

Signs of life...

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