Are you in or are you out
The words are stones in my mouth
Hush little baby don't you cry
Truth comes down
Strikes me in the eye

Turning season within
Brand new nails across my skin
But who am I to imply
That I was found
That I found you in the white

To overcome this
I become one with
The quiet cold of late november
If you don't see
I'll remain unseen
Until there's time to be remembered

So I had a green light
I was lost in city lights
Not far from a try
This is not our last goodbye

So I found you
Found a way all through
The quiet cold of inner darkness
And now that you're here
It becomes so clear
I have waited for you always



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    General CommentThe way I see this song, it all comes down to the first line: "Are you in, or are you out?" - It's a question. I think the entire song is basically about a crossroad in life, and he's asking the other person "Are we going to be together or not?"

    In a sense I think it's about loneliness, because he's spent his whole life in "The quiet cold of inner darkness" and it's only through the person the song describes, that he's found happiness or come to know himself... or whatever.

    And so, even if the other person decides to move on... he will always wait for them, because that's the only place he could ever find himself.

    Make sense?


    Anyway, this is probably my favorite track on the album, and one of my favorite songs overall. I love it.
    sieda666on August 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationA few people here are in the right direction, it seems. I believe it's someone who has finally found a potential lover, whom both parties are hesitant to be with one another.


    "To overcome this
    I become one with
    The quiet cold of late november
    If you don't see
    I'll remain unseen
    Until there's time to be remembered"

    At this part, the character is stating that their afraid to imply to the other that they want to further things. And until the other character finally sees this somehow, and (most importantly) acts upon the other's desires, then they will remain the same- Alone.

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    "So I had a green light
    I was lost in city lights
    Not far from a try
    This is not our last goodbye"

    This part expresses how the character might of had a bold chance to show the other how much they felt about them. Rather it be a kiss, an explanation, or any kind of 'try' or attempt. They however, are having a hard time reaching that point after seeing them through both of their darkness. And finally this person has finally realized that they have been seeking this person their whole life.
    BlackWolfon August 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA song about loneliness? Seems like it.
    Lateralus518on August 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah,,i think so too. does appeal to my lonelyness atleast,, great song
    Plaindarkon January 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree with lonliness.

    If you don't see
    I'll remain unseen
    Until there's time to be remembered

    To me, that means someone is ignored for too long, untill they die (suicide?). Then everyone that ignored him feels apathy.
    Misoduson September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is filled with emotion. Just beautiful...
    f15x28on October 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti also think this song is about lonliness i thing wat he means by "i had a green light i was lost in city lights" i think wat append is no one payed any attention to him then he was in a car accident and then everyone relized who he was (srry not very good with words)
    Demonason April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin my opinion it's about stalking, stalking in the quiet cold darkness
    estealon May 01, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a song about finding that kindred soul you've been looking for, and then that person hesitating to be with you.
    bukowskistereoon May 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes me depressed every single time ... esp the part that says " if u don't see ill remain unseen until there's a time to be remembered' but I still don't know what exactly some parts are talking about
    sorooshon December 08, 2014   Link

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