This place is set to break
It's just as safe for me outside tonight
And I want that
I face the storm's appetite
From the lighthouse

And I want that
I embrace the storm and the night
Whole

What do the waves have to say
What do the waves have to say now now
Slow now
I let the waves have their way
Now now
Slow
I let the waves have their day

Here I've been living unloosened from sin
Upward and outward
Begin, begin

Here I've been loosened, unliving within
Inwardly urgent
I'm sinking again

The lighthouse



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The Lighthouse song meanings
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  • +2
    Lyric Correction:Those lyrics are totally wrong, here's the real deal, it makes more sense:


    This place is set to break
    It's just as safe for me outside tonight
    And I want that
    I face the storm's appetite
    From the lighthouse

    And I want that
    I embrace the storm and the night
    Whole

    What do the waves have to say
    What do the waves have to say now now
    Slow now
    I let the waves have their way
    Now now
    Slow
    I let the waves have their day

    Here I've been living unloosened from sin
    Upward and outward
    Begin, begin

    Here I've been loosened, unliving within
    Inwardly urgent
    I'm sinking again

    The lighthouse
    Julietbon March 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This song is brilliant both literally and figuratively speaking. The eerie fading guitar effect seemingly channels a lighthouse as it scans over the ocean at night. When the sound is loudest, the light is brightest, almost blinding. Then it quickly slips away, just as the big bright spot would from vision. Beautiful.
    Judoappleson July 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Listen to the music, can't you feel waves? It's soo obvious

    I think it's about the life of a lighthouse
    the vocal is soo calm and rather cold, like a lighthouse

    The lighthouse knows that he will collapse, he sees the giant wave coming towards. But he is still calm-as a building-tower...

    "I warned them" its life was spent warning people, the use of a lighthouse

    "What do the waves have to say now?
    What do the waves have to say now?"
    the lighthouse spent its life listening to the waves

    "Here I've been living
    On roofs made from sin
    I put an outward,
    "Begin, begin.""
    It has been living in civilization and man-made lands(roofs made from sin). He helped them with their sins, showed them their ways and let them begin...

    "Here I've been lucid
    I'm living within
    Inwardly urgent
    And sinking again"
    He knows the upcoming wave will destroy it, he prepares for it very calmly...
    ttrkayaon July 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:The correct lyrics, from their official website:

    This place is set to break
    It's just as safe for me outside tonight
    And I want that
    I face the storm’s appetite
    From the lighthouse

    And I want that
    I embrace the storm and the night
    Whole

    What do the waves have to say now?
    What do the waves have to say now now?
    Slow now
    I let the waves have their way, now now
    Slow
    I let the waves have their day

    And I want that

    Here I've been living, unloosened from sin
    Upward and outward
    Begin, begin

    Here I've been loosened, unliving within
    Inwardly urgent
    And sinking again

    The lighthouse



    Much different from what's on here, changes the way you look at the song quite a bit.
    pozwalanaon April 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Gorgeous song...not really sure what it means though, assuming that it's not actually about a lighthouse.
    turnstileblueson June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:beautiful song.
    its really different from all the others on the album.
    not sure what it means either..seems to me like its about change or giving up? who knows..
    ahh_eloquenceon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Sounds like The Godfather Finale.
    SummerAnticson June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love this song, the imagery is just gorgeous and epic.. I think it's about letting go. He was safe in the lighthouse while the people outside were taken by the waves and the storm, and he's been trying to get over it, trying to begin anew, but he's finding it hard. He can't leave the lighthouse.
    ZombieStaron June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:To me it seems as if this song is about rehab. I'm too tired to explain it in detail, but if you read through the lyrics with that in mind there are some indications, aren't there?
    downtotheseaon June 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:and what ZombieStar wrote would go with that idea, too.
    downtotheseaon June 27, 2007   Link

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