"Night Vision" as written by Joseph Birch, James Mccarlie Findlay, Will Mcgonagle, Tomas Edward O'donoghue and Justin Robin Schlosberg....
Under a blanket of fear
Down a bottomless pit
I've been waiting for this night
To open my eyes

Wide awake I see in the dark
See the fences breaking apart
Get together with my old friends
Once again we breathe in the air
Escape to somewhere far from nowhere
Where the sky's been tainted red
Where the sky's been tainted

Up on a bank by a stream
Trading memories for dreams
Fading echoes and pictures
We burn at the seams

And now our wings are painted gold
They'll make idols of us yet
Empty promises they said
Reach their best before dates soon
I can see it all

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"Night Vision" as written by Joseph Birch James Mccarlie Findlay

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    General Commentoh how i love this song
    everyones theories seem...feasible
    the music industry/drug ones seem the best
    AllOnBlack666on May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is not being played on the radio enough! damnit! 0207 484 1049 - please phone up and tell them to play it :) i love that riff, it used to make me cry though!
    lauz_infamyon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI get the feeling this song is about escapism using drugs ("escape to somewhere far from nowhere"). I might be totally wrong though. "I can see it all" is kind of like he is having an eye opening experience, and "where the sky's been tainted red" perhaps suggests a psychadelic experience.

    uncleanon October 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of their softer songs... it's still good but it's by far not a fav of mine.
    redwingspunketton March 14, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the music industry and maybe it's empty meaninglessness...The title "Night Vision" is a reference to only seeing at night...in this case vision is used as a reference to being themselves and not someone else "i've been waiting for this night to open my eyes" like a new start and something that continues. The lines "once again we breathe in the air
    escape to somewhere far from nowhere" refer to the only time they go outside is when they're moving from place to place "far from nowhere" as if it's somewhere exciting and not nowhere. "where the sky's been tainted red" is a reference to the artificiallity of the situations they're in and the things that they do or "tainted red" could be a reference to the death of themselves as they once were..a new start? I dunno I'm going on impulse here...
    "trading memories for dreams" referes to what they lose by living these dreams...and thats their memories which could be their friends, family and even experiences that now mean nothing..."and now our wings are painted gold
    they'll make idols of us yet" This describes how people build you up to something that you may not have had anything to do with..."empty promises they sold
    will reach their best before dates soon..." And the last line in this verse describes how things come and go as easy as food aon best before dates and how easily you can be dropped....This is just an idea of what it means and could easily be wrong... Ideas?
    saltfairyon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI dunno I think this song Is about escapeing. I get the feeling of just running away and breaking out of confines, "the sy's been tainted red" suggests to me like there is some sort of bad where he is, bloody sky
    the riff of this song has a way of getting me though.
    dying_insideon January 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like to think of it as a song about breaking out of depression, of times when circumstances are bleak and everything seems to get darker and darker. Night vision would mean being able to imagine a happier future in the midst of a desolate present. Fences (faction) will break apart and old friends will find each other again. They'll trade memories for dreams, turning their backs on the past and looking toward the future.
    FoolThemAllon March 15, 2006   Link

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