"Nightminds" as written by and Missy Higgins....
Just lay it all down. Put your face into my neck and let it fall out.
I know
I know
I know.
I knew before you got home.
This world you're in now,
It doesn't have to be alone,
I'll get there somehow, 'cause
I know I know I know
When, even springtime feels cold.

But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see,
So we can both be there and we can both share the dark.
And in our honesty, together we will rise,
Out of our nightminds, and into the light
At the end of the fight

You were blessed by a different kind of inner view: it's all magnified.
The highs would make you fly, and the lows make you want to die.
And I was once there, hanging from that very ledge where you are standing.
So I know
I know
I know,
It's easier to let go.

But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see,
So we can both be there and we can both share the dark.
And in our honesty, together we will rise out of our nightminds
And into the light at the end of the fight.

And in our honesty, together we will rise out of our nightminds
And into the light, at the end of the fight


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"Nightminds" as written by Missy Higgins

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    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the album.
    I feel this song is pretty self-explanatory. It deals with the issue of depression and bi-polar disorders. "out of our nightminds, and into the light
    at the end of the fight...". If anyone else is dealing with depression, they would know that the nights are such a struggle, such a fight. Missy is saying that she can help her loved one out, that it doesn't have to be that way, that they don't have to be alone, and they can fight depression together and see the light at the end of night. Any thoughts?
    mrbakeron February 06, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Here are some of my thoughts...

    __________________________
    Just lay it all down
    Put your face into my neck and let it fall out
    I know, I know, I know
    I knew before you got home
    __________________________

    Can you imagine coming home to someone who loves you, and they can tell... before you open your mouth exactly what is happening. I can hear a friend's voice comforting in the moment before tears, "I know, I know, I know..."

    __________________________
    But I will learn to breathe this ugliness you see
    __________________________

    This line, to me, means I will learn to breathe, to deal with both the self hatred of the hurting person and the darkness that this person sees... it's about saying that the friend will accept and come to this level.


    __________________________
    You were blessed by
    A different kind of inner view
    It's all magnified
    The highs would make you fly
    But the lows make you want to die
    And I was once there
    Hanging from that very ledge where you are standing
    So I know, I know, I know
    It's easier to let go
    __________________________

    This part is so so true in every single way. People who get depressed are often much more sensitive to the world, they have beautiful souls and a deeper inner view of the world, a different view, and so they are "blessed" in some ways but cursed in others. I don't think it necessarily means that this person has bipolar disorder, just that there are times so full of life and others when there is an insane amount of darkness. And the friend knows that it would be so much easier just to give up.
    Alohamoraon May 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song.........i love missy higgins
    wassupmyhappyon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best songs on the album.
    I feel this song is pretty self-explanatory. It deals with the issue of depression and bi-polar disorders. "out of our nightminds, and into the light
    at the end of the fight...". If anyone else is dealing with depression, they would know that the nights are such a struggle, such a fight. Missy is saying that she can help her loved one out, that it doesn't have to be that way, that they don't have to be alone, and they can fight depression together and see the light at the end of night. Any thoughts?
    mrbakeron February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti rekon shes saying to another person that she had been there before, shes been to that dark world and she will help that person outta that place. she will learn to breathe the ugliness, like she will learn to understand what the person is goin thru, and therefore come together and understand and overcome. and she knows how to get out of it bcoz shes been standing on that ledge. she can share the dark and make it easier.
    leehaon February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYou are all so very right. It's not one of those songs that is terribly hard to analyse. It really is one of the best on the album. Its so powerful when she performs it live. Nightminds is fucking brilliant, but i'm inclined to say that The Sound Of White is the best on the album for me, but hey everyone to their own.
    benzoon April 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmrbaker i agree with your veiw of the meaning of this song, and i thought excactly the same thinkg, and then another thing came to mi mind that maybe it was about somebody going through a drug problem. missy claims she has been there before "on that very ledge where your are now standing" and the highs make u want to fly, an the lows make you want to die, this could relate to the highs and lows. but it could be very true about depression and bi polar, and i relate to this song. its a great song and makes me want to cry, it helps me thru the tought times when i feel nobody is there
    PrincessPeaon May 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI saw Missy live a couple of months ago and she dedicated this song to her best freind Lucy, so im inclined to think that it may have been Lucy who was suffering depression, and Missy wrote this song to reach out and help her. Its beautiful and so awesome live.
    Rizoon July 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song by missy higgins....
    punkrawkchickie7475on August 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... i agree that its about depression and reaching out to someone you love. personally, i link this song also to those suffering anorexia, as it perfectly articulates how i felt as my best friend was hospitalised with the eating disorder... 'i will learn to breathe this ugliness you see' ... its so brilliant.
    angel_ljon December 07, 2005   Link

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