I heard a sound
when I was a child
someone was walking through the pillow that night
the snow muted
the pitch of night
a shadow approached across a field in white
it's only me
it's only me
and the sound of my heart it startled me
as I drifted
from the dark room
face lifted from the paper moon
reflected in the orbit bath
he manages to say before he starts to laugh
you can't always trust
the darkness and the dust
but me, I'm just a man
it's more than I can understand
it's only me

the white noise
falls away
to reveal the perfect day
where roses bloomed
out of thin air
and music rose from down the buried stairs
it's only mine
it's only mine
I grew it in the shade
when the sun couldn't shine
and at times I don't know why
the tears come to my eyes
and what if I go blind
as they flow out of my mind
it worries me
it worries me
that there's someone on my mind
who I don't see
I close my eyes to disappear
into the fields of stars between my ears
the dark
as they overlap
we follow one another
as we fade to black

it's only night
it's only night

an ultrasound when I was alive
the shadows go spying on the ones in the wild
they dip their arrows
into the sea
they wash their arms
as they wait for me
they wait for me
they wait for me
hey wait for me
hey wait for me


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    General CommentThis song is just amazing!!! I can't believe nobody has said it yet. What a sad/beautiful song!!!
    T.kon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentabout one's imagination, perhaps
    jenna1027on July 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs kids, we all get scared by the creepy noises and shadows at night. But here, instead of being scared like most kids, the narrator actually *wants* to be haunted. There's someone he's lost that he longs to see.

    Whereas most people would be relieved that "it's only me" (i.e. there's no monster in the closet, no ghost in the yard), the narrator is pained by this realization. "It's only me" -- he's alone.
    zxcvb99on February 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about conception and an abortion.
    the snow muted
    the pitch of night
    a shadow approached across a field in white
    it's only me


    an ultrasound when I was alive
    the shadows go spying on the ones in the wild
    they dip their arrows
    into the sea
    they wash their arms
    as they wait for me
    dvsrobbieon June 23, 2009   Link
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    General Comment The song is clearly about repressed homosexuality.
    tianzhongmaoon December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment The song is clearly about repressed homosexuality.
    tianzhongmaoon December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment The song is clearly about repressed homosexuality.
    tianzhongmaoon December 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment The song is clearly about repressed homosexuality.
    tianzhongmaoon December 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentincredible song!

    i agree with zxcvb99.
    what the person in this song is saying is that when we are young we create our own fear. he's saying, what he is being haunted by, or what most people are haunted by are themselves. most people would think that you would be relieved to find out that it is only yourself that is haunting you, but the person in this song is saying that it frightens him that he is the only one there, and he is alone. which scares him to know that he is alone in this world, and he would rather be haunted by something, then being haunted by only himself. "it's only me" is referring to the fact, that it actually is only him there, and the way he says this in the song shows disappointment.

    "it worries me
    that there's someone on my mind
    who I don't see"
    this shows that he would much rather find something like a ghost, haunting him, rather then just realizing that it is only him. it worries him, that there's someone he's thinking of (the thing that should be haunting him) that he doesn't see. it's just him, alone in the world.

    letsbereal88on December 21, 2009   Link
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    General Comment The song is clearly about repressed homosexuality.
    tianzhongmaoon December 21, 2009   Link

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