i copied this.......
There was a time, I used to look into my father's eyes
In a happy home, I was a king I had a golden throne"
When you were small, your parents assured you that everything will always be ok, you that you can be king of your own world and everything will be happy forever.
"Those days are gone, now the memories are on the wall"
Your older now and and your wondering what ever happened to that magic of infinite happiness and security you felt when you were young.
"I hear the sounds from the places where I was born"
For me this is probably the deepest line in the song. You remember everything that used to be. You think of your childhood, stories of happiness and wellbeing. But you look at it now and everything looks empty and cold...
"Up on the hill across the blue lake,
That's where I had my first heartbreak
I still remember how it all changed"
Everyone remembers where and when (Hill and lake just being placeholders) their first real tragedy happened and when the veil was pulled off and the magic started to fade
""Don't you worry, don't you worry, child
See heaven's got a plan for you
Your parents tell you everything is allright, your tragedy will blow over, but it never really goes away and your still waiting for "heaven's plan" to carry out
"There was a time, I met a girl of a different kind.
We ruled the world, I thought I'll never lose her out of sight."
The next big part of your life: you meet that special girl (or guy): your first love
Your feeling good, your soaring high, how could anything bad happen?
"We were so young, I think of her now and then
I still hear a song reminding me of a friend"
Fast forward to now, she's a distant memory, a bittersweet dream of the past. You occasionaly remember the whole ordeal and think "Wow. That happened..."
Then the chorus ensues, with the same where and when of the tragedy (your first real "heartbreak") and waiting for "heaven's plan"
The song fades out with that same "heaven's got a plan", giving you a real sense of, "Well, everything wil be clear eventually..."