Invisible, inviting visions linger
This swirl of smoke looks like her slender body
I see everything in frames now
Golden gilded, rippled edges wave goodnight

Lightsleeper, what's keeping you from waking?
This shallow stare has said it all

Your cold dark face reminds me of the night we learned to smoke
Fireflies at our lips
Thirty-seven years until I show my face again
Steal this moment, make it worth saving

Lightsleeper, what's keeping you from waking?
This shallow stare has said it all

Choke down the clouds that cloud your head now
It would make my gloomy day
Whoever you are, you've stayed far away for too long

The clocks are flipping on their backs
Don't stay too late, I'll fizzle and fade
A statue of stoned beliefs
A monument to monumental dying thoughts
Let the currents take us where they will
From this hill I can see the world unfold before me
I'm brooding over broken nights
I break each sentence like a limb
Like a limb...
This is my exit
I storm out stage left
It'll feel like I left you, so long ago
These arms will bleed, I'll be waiting
I'll be waiting with wishful elation
Lightsleeper, you would make my gloomy day
Make this moment worth saving...


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    General Commentthis is one of those songs where i just lay back and stare at the wall... thinking about whatever comes into my mind...
    fragmaster_on April 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commentone of my favourite songs on the greatest story ever told
    onioneyeson November 20, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Fireflies at our lips" My favorite lyric of all time. This is the only positive poetic desription of cigerettes I have evr heard.
    Is this song about having one night with this beautiful girl. How he needs to make this night last, because it will never happen again. She has been avoiding him and if she will try and be happy for one night then he will feel better? They have their night together and all to soon it is over and he wants to save something from it, because when she leaves he will be depressed and blame himself for her not being with him. The whole lightsleeper confuses me though...please someone explain this song to me. I really adore it.
    SpelledWithSilence?on December 22, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not sure if this is a sick interpretation of me projecting my own personal feelings, but I have listened to this song for years and I just now got the feeling that this song is about his murder of his ex girlfriend.

    "Your cold dark face reminds me of the night we learned to smoke, fireflies at our lips" a very beautifully poetic line but is he reflecting over her dead body of the many memories they shared?

    "Thirty-seven years until I show my face again, steal this moment, make it worth saving." Either a reference to a jail sentence or his going into hiding after the action. So he takes this opportunity, as it will be the last action he takes before he must leave and remembers every second of the last moments of his dying love.

    "Light sleeper, what keeps you from waking?" as he hovers over her bed in the dark...

    "The clocks are flipping on their backs" a metaphor for the death of time, the end of a life, her time is up.

    "I'm brooding over broken nights, I break each sentence like a limb, like a limb" as he hacks apart the pieces to her body.

    The song closes with him screaming in a violent fit, maybe the actual thrust of the knife into her body. This might be a really twisted interpretation of a beautiful song, like I said I've listened to this song for years and this only just occurred to me.
    wasabi51989on March 27, 2010   Link

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