"The Night's Disguise" as written by and Rocky Votolato....
The clouds are holding up the dawn
They're stilts or crutches
I can't tell which one
To keep the short days looking longer
Or to keep the sunlight from falling on broken legs
But the
Night's disguise is wearing thin
Caught me looking through
Your eyes
No I'm not doing alright
I'm just as stupid and
Desperate as I've always been
All the uselessness I write
Just come at me with a knife
Come cut this sickness from my

Help me forget about a shattered lie
Bleed my failure
Into something right

The boss man said there's no more work
This winter
So go on home now and check back in the spring
Some dreams turned out to be a nightmare that you can't afford

So it's coming in on a credit card
Get yourself all prettied up
My love
Come here close let me tie that ironed ribbon

On the
Dress I bought you it's the perfect one
For the perfect night
With the perfect woman

But the night's disguise is wearing thin

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"The Night's Disguise" as written by Rocky Votolato

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    General CommentMy interpretation is that of a relationship that's on it's last leg, and he has a weak perspective of how things are. His perspective is causing him to see it in many ways, but he eventually notices the truth of the situation when the "night's disguise", which would be the day, or, in this case, his false hope of the situation, wears thin.
    Czechnmymailon June 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd say it's pretty clear cut as far as the meaning in the song. He's in dire straits financially, and it's affecting his relationship, creating stress where there should be none. The character had been planning a romantic night out with his significant other, but things took a turn for the worse at his job, and he got laid, so he had to pay for the expensive night out with a credit card. They try to have the best time on their night out that they can, but what the night means for their future is hard to avoid ("come here close; let me tie that iron ribbon", as if the accessories they're wearing are literally shackles holding them down), and, at the end, the "night's disguise" of a fantastic time out fades, and they're left with the harsh reality they now live.
    Czechnmymailon July 19, 2009   Link
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    General Commentpossibly about a break up?
    let uss be freeon April 13, 2007   Link

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