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Hey, the world is ending
Don't you even know
Well how did evolution
Get so slow
The grass don't even grow

Say, your body tells you
Throw it all away
And hope it never
Gets to you too late
This planet is gonna blow

Everything is better
And everything is right
And everything comes together
And everything's done tonight
If you cover me

But the music's much too loud
To hear this alarm sound
Too loud, will you cover me
But the emptiness I found
Can't keep me on the ground
The ground, can you cover me

Hey, what's the point in
Trying to get away
The neverending search
To find your escape
It's gonna leave you cold

Everything is better
And everything is right
And everything comes together
And everything's done tonight
If you cover me

But the music's much too loud
To hear this alarm sound
Too loud, will you cover me
But the emptiness I found
Can't keep me on the ground
The ground, can you cover me

This is the last thing, I
I think I'll ever take
This is the last move, I
I think I'll ever make
Will there be a chance now
To figure this out
And to be free tonight

But the music's much too loud
To hear this alarm sound
Too loud, will you cover me
But the emptiness I found
Can't keep me on the ground
The ground, can you cover me

Well, the music's much too loud
To hear this alarm sound
Too loud, will you cover me


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    General CommentOk, first off, Dave seems to have a thread of the word night throughout his songs describing the end of all things, and the passing into heaven (Skyline Drive is about the Christian journey, and many occasions throughout the Everglow album seem to use night to refer to the point right before passing into heaven). So, if this song's title seems to mean what I think, with cover me referring to salvation, Dave starts out by telling how the world is falling apart, and then moves on to asking Christ to cover him before this happens so that he might see the other world where everything is better and everything is right, and everything comes together toNIGHT is you cover me, but he is distracted by the loud music of this world which inhibits him (the pilot character from the album) from hearing the message of Christ. That's just my take on it. This is my third favorite song from the album.
    nathanielwhiteon May 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is placed right after "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" so I'm thinking its a song asking God for forgiveness.
    pnewon May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNathaniel, also put into the consideration that Mae is not a Christian band, though it songs to seem to depict that of a Christian. Skyline Drive was a song originally from his old band, Sky's the Limit, which claimed to be a Christian band.

    He leaves his lyrics open ended so that all listeners (no matter what race) can feel as if they can relate to it, so he leaves it open as far as the religion, and even if it is about religion as to not offend, and to obviously make the song easy to fit someone else.
    dimehouron July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAye. That is the strength of all good music. It is open to interpretation even thought the writer MAY have his own interpretation. They don;t create it, they channel it and have their interpretation. Being an atheist means I have different interpretations.

    I dont like this song that much really. Not up to Mae's standard IMO.
    Andaahon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe comment about this song being about asking for God's forgiveness and it being after "Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" kinda makes sense of the line "The list goes on and on..." at the end of M.W.K.W.W.M. This song is asking for forgiveness for that "mistake" as well as the ongoing list of things he has done and does do wrong. That line does not seem to fit with the rest of the lyrics of M.W.K.W.W.M otherwise, IMO.
    OnDistantShoreson May 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdimehour, I thought Mae was a Christian band, and I'm pretty sure they are. Or at the very least, their members are all Christian.
    alexisraeisradxon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't think that Mae is seeking God, but a lot of bands seem to bank on spirituality to get a wide variety of listeners. It's always either about a girl or God. Bands like Coldplay and the Fray are starting to sound spiritual and they make allusions to God, or just talk about Him outright, but they don't go so far as to change theyre ways and follow Him. It's kindof sad, but I'm still glad that He's on their minds.
    unggoyon June 06, 2009   Link

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