Can we understand life
And live it at the same time
Where is this purpose you speak of?
I'll be the background of this photograph
The soundtrack to this night
And we are fading out, before our eyes

Close your eyes and welcome in the night
Close your eyes and welcome in the night

If heaven's so wonderful
Why are we all so afraid of dying young?
We are dying young
We are the patterns and the shapes
The patchwork from the window on this place
We are alone, alone, alone

Close your eyes and welcome in the night
Close your eyes and welcome in the night

This television set, it burns my eyes
And there is no one here
That can keep me warm tonight
Where is this purpose?
Where is the lie, the lie, the lie?

Close your eyes and welcome in the night
Close your eyes and welcome in the night


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    General CommentI think this song is about his past break up with his long time girlfriend. Kris seems to be thinking out life in careful detail with his eyes wide and mind open, while enjoying every breath of life.
    brok3n_endson February 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhile I believe that the above comment does hold some truth, I must disagree in certain ways. Obviously, yes, Kris Roe has been forced to overcome adversity numerous times and it has often been overwhelming to him (his near-overdose is reflective of this). Because of this, Roe constantly was in a state of cognitive dissonance, searching for a meaning to his life.

    I believe that this is Roe's conclusion regarding faith and life in general. The first few lines of the song, especially "Where is this purpose you speak of?" are essentially critical of the spiritual world, probably because while Roe was searching and searching for this purpose (or, in his words, lie), he never found the light that he was hoping to find.

    Although this isn't a condemnation of faith or religion by any means, it is more a thought-process concerned with living your one secular life as fully as possible. Rather than being entirely focused on finding a purpose for life or searching for a transcendent, we should enjoy the world and the lives we are currently living instead. "Close your eyes and welcome in the night" is in reference to appreciating the world and its surroundings, not taking anything for granted, and living every moment as fully as possible.


    Personally, I feel as though this is some of Roe's best work and most certainly should have been on "Welcome The Night." I personally would have dropped "When All Else Fails, It Fails" from the album and added "The Ghost of Last December" in its place...and then placed this song after "Begin Again From The Beginning."
    uselessidguy331on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhile I believe that the above comment does hold some truth, I must disagree in certain ways. Obviously, yes, Kris Roe has been forced to overcome adversity numerous times and it has often been overwhelming to him (his near-overdose is reflective of this). Because of this, Roe constantly was in a state of cognitive dissonance, searching for a meaning to his life.

    I believe that this is Roe's conclusion regarding faith and life in general. The first few lines of the song, especially "Where is this purpose you speak of?" are essentially critical of the spiritual world, probably because while Roe was searching and searching for this purpose (or, in his words, lie), he never found the light that he was hoping to find.

    Although this isn't a condemnation of faith or religion by any means, it is more a thought-process concerned with living your one secular life as fully as possible. Rather than being entirely focused on finding a purpose for life or searching for a transcendent, we should enjoy the world and the lives we are currently living instead. "Close your eyes and welcome in the night" is in reference to appreciating the world and its surroundings, not taking anything for granted, and living every moment as fully as possible.


    Personally, I feel as though this is some of Roe's best work and most certainly should have been on "Welcome The Night." I personally would have dropped "When All Else Fails, It Fails" from the album and added "The Ghost of Last December" in its place...and then placed this song after "Begin Again From The Beginning."
    uselessidguy331on March 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy is this not on the cd?
    R0adrunner400on April 15, 2007   Link

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