Light it up
A flash so thin
Through a sky so gray

Look away
Our faces turned
It's a plea to the ear
It's a walk to my hands
It's a fall to my feet
To find sympathy

Now you're lost in the dark
And nowhere to be found
But I know you'll be waiting there for us
In the dark, and nowhere to be found
But I know you'll be waiting there

His fortunes
Our futures at hand
We light
Light up like cities in the night

His fortunes
Our futures at hand
We light
Light up like cities in the night

Light this
Like a happy scene
Its a set
Its all it takes
To trick our eyes
And fabricate
Honest
Honest goodbyes

Now you're lost in the dark
And nowhere to be found
But I know you'll be waiting there for us
In the dark, and nowhere to be found
Our lives light up at times like these

At times
Our lives
Light up like cities in the night

At times
Our lives
Light up like cities in the night

His fortunes
Our futures at hand
We light
Light up like cities in the night

Like rivers
We splinter
You don't have to leave
Run away with me


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The Things He Carried song meanings
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    General Commentobvious homage to the similairly named tim obrien novel "the things they carried" about a group of soldiers in vietnam, saw it live tonight, rediculous
    i am parker lewison August 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbadasssssss
    seanmcgogoon April 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe best vanna song....the breakdown at the end is sooo sick, it gets me so pumped.
    kpeezy17on December 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAfter reading the book, this song is a poetic parallel but in a very loose sense. This song definitely shows the versatility of the band from being just another metal band from Boston in to something much more meaningful and lasting.
    YourStarryEyeson June 18, 2010   Link

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