I see you by the water
Your toes dipped in the sand
I thought that it was over
I thought you'd understand
But the feeling is returning
Though time has made us change
And I understand if you don't
Wanna talk to me about it tonight
Tonight

'Cause I see the light surrounding you
So don't be afraid of something new

Time was overtaking me
And I guess I was confused
They were all inviting me
But I wish I had refused
'Cause I've been there before
And I've seen it all
And I believe in you

And if you never had my heart
I would've never called you back
At the start that night
So I want you to know

That I see the light surrounding you
So don't be afraid of something new
'Cause I see the light surrounding you
So don't be afraid of what you're turning into

Blue-eyed sun shines on me
In the morning
Can't help but feel a little cold
Thinking of you

'Cause I see the light surrounding you
So don't be afraid of something new
'Cause I see the light surrounding you
So don't be afraid of what you're turning into
No, don't be afraid
Don't be afraid
Cos I see the light
Cos I see the light
Cos I see the light surrounding you



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    General CommentI think the person he is singing about is depressed and doesnt feel good about themselves and he's saying he can see the beauty in her
    BeachBabe182on January 08, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti thought of this song as this guy who loves this girl and she is going through a really tough time and shes lost, maybe a family member or loved one died, and he is telling her its going to be okay, you'll get through it. That's what I though anyway.
    tahiriveilaxon April 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm sorry to disagree with most of you but i actualy belive that this song has nothing to do with pregnancy. In my opinion this song is about someone who has just started on the long walk of a new religion, in my opinion christianity, and they are being given advice by the band. Light surronding you could mean the light of God surrounding and guiding them. Also in the bible it talks about becoming a new creation, and perhaps this person is afraid, "don't be afraid of what your turning into". So yeah.
    LowJoeon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know this is going to be seen as a strange interpretation but i think the girl he's singing to he got pregnant. he's talks about a light surrounding her like the 'glow' they talk about and don't be afraid something new is well a baby is a new scary experience. and he'll telling her he's there and don't be afraid cause i'm here and it's scary but you'll make it through.

    but that's just my opinion anyway.
    chibinezuon September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really care what it means, all i care is that it is the best song on their new album
    :D
    leachy89on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't really care what it means, all i care is that it is the best song on their new album
    :D
    leachy89on September 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with chibinezu i think this is about a boy singing to a girl he got pregnant. coz people always talk about a special glow when you get pregnant so im guessing thats the light surrounding the girl. and telling her not to be afraid because its a new experiance. he says he sees the glow in her and he sings it in a way that i guess shows that he loves her for it ... thats just me though :)
    muzic.freakon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmore people should comment this song. =)

    i adore the song and the lyrics, because it really reminds me of a recent sitaution with my ex-boyfriend. not the mention that Emily Browning looks absolutely stunning in the video.
    xx_darling_xxon September 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthat pregnancy interpretation could fit the description as well.

    though in general, i look at it as about moving on after a break-up. he feels quite responsible for whatever he's put her through and though they've already broken up, she still means something special to him. the ex-boyfriend is encouraging her, telling her how much potential she has only if she could overcome her fear.
    redsnowon September 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI started listening to this song when I was reading a book about the Australian Light Horse's charge at the Nek on Gallipoli, lots of blokes getting killed, dying in thier mates arms, running knowingly to their deaths into machinegun bullets with their mates. So that explains my different interpretation of this song (different because it doesn't involve some for of wrecked relationship).
    I relate it to the guys who were waiting for their turn to charge and die, or dying in their mates arms. I think of a bloke turning to his mate and sort of comforting him, as in "this is really shit that we're all gunna die, but we're all gunna go out together so lets not be afraid". It's like they know they're gunna die (see the light surrounding you - like an aura) but don't be affraid of dying because it's all gunna be over for us soon and we'll be with eachother again in the next life.
    Told you it was different.
    clarkey89on September 26, 2006   Link

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