"A Different Light" as written by and Dan Koch....



And there's a feeling in the morning
That I can get my stomach screams a warning
As my first thoughts are forming in my head
And I can lay between the covers
Remember how I loved another
And postpone my slow recovery

but I can fall asleep tonight
If I can make it home by the daylight
When I recall the times that I was left alone
'cause in the glimmer of your eye
I begin to see myself in a different light

And there's a feeling in the morning
That I can get my stomach screams a warning
As my first thoughts are forming in my head
And they say, "whoa, baby, I gotta go...
And I hate to let you know that this way."

but I can fall asleep tonight
If I can make it home by the daylight
When I recall the times that I was left alone
'cause in the glimmer of your eye
I begin to see myself in a different light

but I can fall asleep tonight
If I can make it home by the daylight
When I recall the times that I was left alone
'cause in the glimmer of your eye
I begin to see myself in a different light
Whoa, oh oh oh...









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"A Different Light" as written by Dan Koch

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    General Commentmy question is, how the hell did you know this was going to be the title to their new CD, they just announced it this past month, and you knew in September?!

    i have yet to hear this song, maybe it's going to be on the new CD...?
    ellie117on January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentUh.. after reading through the lyrics a few times I think this is about a guy who is leaving a girl (#1).. maybe driving away after he slept with her? I think in a way he was trying to get over another girl (girl #2)... or maybe he actually still loves #2? But I think the one he was with in bed (#1) really loved him, and he feels bad about leaving but he still has feelings for #2. Like he recalls the times that he was left alone (probably from girl #2 leaving him in the past) and he's beginning to see himself as the same kind of bad person through the glimmer of girl #1's eyes. But the guy thinks that if he can make it home by the daylight he'll be able to sleep and not worry about it.

    That's how I see it.
    carefreedudeon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEh... I sort of thought that this was about, you know, the first few moments of drowsiness when you wake up, when you don't think or remember anything about most things... and that, the person in the song is recalling a past relationship... that maybe failed because of him... and now he's seeing himself as the way she saw him... sort of.

    I don't know. Your explaination works really well, too. That's what I love about songs... so many possible meanings.
    xmakesherflyxon August 15, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song on their album!!
    boyslikegirls#1on September 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song sounds so carefree and alive! love it..
    luvmesingson March 21, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about a person who has felt alone for the longest time after being hurt from a past lover. He has had an epiphany after perhaps a night of drinking ("stomach screams a warning"? could be also just waking up and feeling hungry I suppose.) I think this song really capture that moment after said epiphany that he actually feels really great now that he has the ability to reflect on his past lover and well "postpone his slow recovery." By saying he is recovering it is safe to assume he was hurt.
    He is probably dating/with someone who doesn't respect him or he does not respect because he was hurt (rebound or whatever he could have gotten?)
    Upon waking up he has more confidence (as also emulated in the actual instrumental music, starting off with the ecclesiastical sound in the beginning and the excitement that continues throughout) and is happier because he realizes he doesn't need his past lover or whoever he with now to be happy. Thus he "can fall asleep tonight."

    What are your thoughts on my interpretation? :)
    cocoscoffeeon April 13, 2011   Link

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