when the sun came up
we were sleeping in
sunk inside our blankets
sprawled across the bed
and we were dreaming

there are moments when i know it
and the world revolves around us
and we're keeping it
keeping it all going
this delicate balance
vulnerable
all knowing

(sing like you think no one's listening)

you would kill for this
just a little bit

so, sing me something soft
sad and delicate
or loud and out of key
sing me anything
we're glad for what we've got
done with what we've lost
our whole lives laid out right in front of us


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Existentialism on Prom Night song meanings
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    General Commenti agree with digital monkey. i get that same kind of feeling with this song. it reminds me of the time i spent after high school was over with my friends, knowing that everything was gonna be different after that night. this is easily my favorite straylight song. i cant help but just love that piano.
    theboohion May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think the song is about waking up & realizing that you control your own future. It's a point in your life where you have to let go of things past, be grateful for the present good, and look forward to your future without any fear. Sing like you think no one's listening.

    Just my thoughts.
    :]
    marakey123on March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti absolutly love this song. it has so much meaning in it. SLR are possinly the most powerful songwriters i have ever heard, i have laughed, cried and fucked to this song. pure genius!
    entityon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i hear this song, it just makes me want to go and live my life and not care what anyone else has to say about it. it's feels very...liberating? i can't really explain it.
    falseximageon January 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song, it's so emotional and passionate. I believe that this song is about him choosing his fate, and all the good times he's had. That's just my opinion though.
    blackwinter801on July 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis has been my favorite song for several years. and no one really looks at this one because it's so old but i believe wholly that this song is about a man who wakes up and realizes that he is completely in love with this girl in his bed and he doesn't care how bad at some things she might be he loves her regardless. and he realizes that he has something that nobody else has but always wants. and they have an entire life ahead of them to spend in love because each other is all that they need
    benhammond1on January 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song conjures such a powerful image in my head, which is rare for me when it comes to songs. Everytime I hear this I can vividly imagine a young couple, standing alone in a room simply staring at eachother. As the first glimpses of the orange rays of the sunrise begin to peek slightly over the horizon, the two beautiful teenagers simply stand, unmoving, just taking in eachother.
    That is what this song means to me.


    I think more generally- it is about your own actions influencing relationships and how love is so delicate, and even the most minute or unintentional mishaps can cause it's ultimate demise.
    conwayon May 10, 2010   Link
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    General Commentso, sing me something soft
    sad and delicate
    or loud and out of key
    sing me anything

    best part. hands down. i just had prom.. *sigh
    holysweeton April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou would kill for this
    Just a little bit

    This song is beautful
    JMC3323on April 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentexistentialism is the belief/practice that you set up your own future. everything you have/do/will do will be a result of your actions you have committed..


    this is brushin the surface


    i think its saying that you would kill for a prom night night/mornin like this, except your actions in highschool did not allow for it....i dunno?
    UzairRockson April 22, 2004   Link

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