"Long Since Dark" as written by Lenny Rutledge and Warrel Dane....
It's been long since dark

Sitting here bathed in the moonshade
Underneath a willow'tree
To stare above, the sky is burning
The diamonds dance in nocturnal symphony
What does it mean? How do I fit into the scheme?

Why is there dark sky above, what does it veil?
Is there a purpose to the point
Beyond the norm we hail?

Reflecting on my future to come
Underneath the crescent moon
Long since dark, and my thoughts are flowing
And deeper still, beyond the cloak of unknown
Relentless drone, why was I put here, left alone?

Why do I hunger to know what will I gain?
Is there true wisdom without end
Or will I find just pain?

How many times do we take for granted
Simple things that make life sweet
Enraptured by material longings
We miss the point, we need to know, to see
Beyond your being, and in the void lies the meaning

Just as the dark sky above had spoke to me
The answer came so clear, then vanished
For a moment I was free

I am free

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"Long Since Dark" as written by Warrel Dane Lenny Rutledge

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    General CommentIn case you didn't notice, (L)ong (S)ince (D)ark is about psychedelic drug use, and the theory that it will open your mind to broader horizons. Specifically the protagonist is attempting to use the drug to find the meaning of his existence, and "just as the dark sky above had spoke", he seemed to have the answer, and in that brief moment he was free of all worldly concerns....but then it all came to a crashing end, and the secret slipped away.
    LunarStillon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics don't really sound like the protagonist had used a psychedelic drug to try and open his mind, just that he was questioning his existance in the universe.

    Though I wouldn't be too surprised if it were about use of LSD as that seems to be a popular theme in many of Warrel Dane's earlier songs.
    slappyon August 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYep, with the reference to diamonds in the sky - (L)ucy in the (S)ky with (D)iamonds - confirms this. That song title, along with this one, is also namechecked in Nevermore's This Sacrament!
    Ad_Nauseamon March 10, 2008   Link

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