"the light" as written by and B.light....
What's the use of holding out
A work sore hand to catch some rain
It turns up empty, all is dry
And all you ever wanted was some rain
Was some rain

If heaven is the future
Why is it that that you refuse to go
There now with all you have
You really should do more than just complain
Just complain

Such a rotten taste
Is left when you don't think to say that
It's just such a sorry waste
To take the easy way out of the pain
Of the pain

When the end shines from the deep
And all the hate and all the hell that history has released
Would tremble before your valor if you'd
Just get down on your knees
And promise to all your children true
That you will live in peace

Where's the light to shine on me
Oh, send me something, send me please
Cleanse my body, close my eyes
I'm naked and prepared to die
In the starry atmosphere
When all the questions disappear
And pressure with a salty taste
Exalts the tears that soak your face


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"The Light" as written by Eric L Miller

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    General Commenti can't believe this wasn't commented yet. it's one of her best. i think that this song (at the least the last half) is about someone drowning themselves. there's a lot of clues. here are a couple:

    "when the end shine from the deep"
    the deep meaning the ocean, water

    "where the light to shine on me
    oh send me something, send me please"
    meaning 'the light' that accompanies ideas of heaven.

    "all naked and prepared to die"
    pretty self-explanatory

    "and pressure with a salty taste
    exalts the tears that soak your face"
    the pressure with a salty taste meaning
    the ocean water, the saltwater,
    and exalt (ie: set forth in joy) the tears.

    i think i'm right.
    :)
    zoolahon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti can't believe this wasn't commented yet. it's one of her best. i think that this song (at the least the last half) is about someone drowning themselves. there's a lot of clues. here are a couple:

    "when the end shine from the deep"
    the deep meaning the ocean, water

    "where the light to shine on me
    oh send me something, send me please"
    meaning 'the light' that accompanies ideas of heaven.

    "all naked and prepared to die"
    pretty self-explanatory

    "and pressure with a salty taste
    exalts the tears that soak your face"
    the pressure with a salty taste meaning
    the ocean water, the saltwater,
    and exalt (ie: set forth in joy) the tears.

    i think i'm right.
    :)
    zoolahon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about someone who is very depressed and who talks about killing themselves frequently, yet they've never even attempted to go through with it. they are constantly complaining about life and how terrible things are, when the truth is the problem is inside them. they have so much going for them and appreciate none of it. if they would just face their problems and change their thinking, they could conquer the sadness and live peacefully, but it's their choice to make, and no one can help until they've made it. but I think the end shows that they never made that choice, and instead finally drowned themselves.
    setsunamudou732on July 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo build on the comments already presented, I thought that she might be depressed and suicidal, but after her initial submersion she sees the titular "light". Water can serve as a type of baptism, and she speaks often of religious tones, "heaven is the future", etc. The first verses of the song actually condemn suicide as a "sorry waste to take the easy way out".

    Instead of wishing to die, the speaker finds new hope in religion and encourages others to look for new hope.

    (I'm not a devout Christian, nor overtly religious; this is just my interpretation.)
    nevercryon November 05, 2008   Link

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