"Solace for Pain" as written by and Isobel Campbell....
Help me when I'm sad and lonely
I would never do you harm
But this life is unfamiliar
I don't mean to cause alarm
If I were to put the big light out
Surely there would be an end?
If I were to face a new day
Surely I would need a friend?

Sir you do possess such kind eyes
Many are so vacant where
Ought to be a patient tenderness
I would take my refuge there
Sir you do possess such kind eyes
Like a saint in books of old
Painted with a hue of prophecy
Speak the fate we must behold:

When the swallow has flown
And the night is getting cold
Turn away from hopelessness
There'll be solace for your pain

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    General CommentTo me, this sounds like a song about depression, and looking to something greater than yourself for guidance and above all, comfort.

    The line "If I were to put the big light out, surely there would be an end?" probably alludes to suicide. I don't mean to get all morbid of 'goth' here, but it's about facing an especially rough spot in your life, and momentarily wondering if taking that way out would erase all the suffering. Hopefully you all love Life more than that, but we've all had those moments! ;-)

    For those of you that are religious this will automatically allude to God, but I think it could also include an individual you look upto as a mentor, or simply a mysterious, benevolent force in this universe that smiles upon you and guides you through rough patches. =)
    Vicomte de Valmonton October 11, 2006   Link

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