Let me see through all the lights
I know I'll feel better in time
You should have told me a lie
I'll tell you why, I don't know
What was going through my head

Now things have cleared, I'm not dead
Now that I've settled in bed
You should have told me a lie
I'll tell you why, I don't know
What was going through my head

What if I walked off the line?
And what if I never revived?
You should have told me a lie
I'll tell you why, I don't know
What was going through my head
You know, it should have been red
You know, I should have been led

Down in, deep inside, I am safer
Now and then I want to fly
Away from everything, on my own
On my way through the night

I wake up, I don't know where I've been
And then I'll start over again
You should have told me a lie
I'll tell you why, I don't know
What was going through my head
You know, it should have been red
You know, I should have been led
You know, I could have been dead


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    My InterpretationI think the song might be about a loved one telling the singer some distressing news.

    "See through the lights" is sort of a cartoon-image in my head of seeing stars, like he was knocked out by the news.

    I imagine it to be that a friend informed him or even his lover told him she's had an affair or was about to have an affair, or was leaving him or something equally disconcerting.

    What was going through his head is anyone's reactions to such heart-rending news, he might hurt himself or someone else.

    He's saying the information should have been given to him in a less shocking manner.

    Too much emotionally shocking information, led him thankfully to sleep, but when he awoke there it was again, his first thoughts.
    fortune8on May 29, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song might be about a loved one telling the singer some distressing news.

    "See through the lights" is sort of a cartoon-image in my head of seeing stars, like he was knocked out by the news.

    I imagine it to be that a friend informed him or even his lover told him she's had an affair or was about to have an affair, or was leaving him or something equally disconcerting.

    What was going through his head is anyone's reactions to such heart-rending news, he might hurt himself or someone else.

    He's saying the information should have been given to him in a less shocking manner.

    Too much emotionally shocking information, led him thankfully to sleep, but when he awoke there it was again, his first thoughts.
    fortune8on May 29, 2015   Link

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