"I Saw A Light" as written by and Natasha Khan....
I saw a light
I saw a light
Coming through the trees

I saw a light
Coming through the trees

Freshly cut lawns
And little children sleepwalking

I saw a light
I saw a light
Shining on a car
And a couple inside
Had committed suicide

Death in your arms
Death in your arms

I saw a light
I saw a light
Coming through the trees
And I packed my things

After I saw the light
I packed my thing
The light gave me life
And helped me see more clearly

And the children went to sleep
And the car was towed away
And the leaves were rustling
As the night turned to day

I saw a light
Getting smaller in the distance
And I said goodbye



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"I Saw a Light" as written by Natasha Khan

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    General Commentmight seem obvious, but the song seems to be about crossing over ("I Saw A Light"... The Little Children Sleepwalking are those in Limbo or Purgatory perhaps, waiting for their turn? Soon resolved by "The Children Went To Sleep" meaning they were finally at rest.

    She packs her things ready to cross over herself, I'm not sure if she does or not due to the conflicting "I saw a light, Getting smaller in the distance" and the last line: "And I said goodbye"... anyone got any idea? Im guessing she didn't get to go, but she wanted to so badly.

    Death in your arms seems to be the main theme, meaning when she holds this person she's in love with she is so overcome with emotions she feels like she has died and she wants to remain that way for eternity. Because that light gave her life, she realises it is not her time and maybe time to leave this person she is with because he has given her back her emotions so dramatically, but he is bad for her so she says Goodbye, before she becomes like the couple in the car - so in love with each other that they died together

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    sexylilelleon July 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell to me.. I guess it kind of has something to do with being brand new? Maybe of course...seeing a light in Biblical terms means like getting saved, right? Death in your arms would probably mean your old self dying and you leaving it behind. I also got the feeling of aliens? Maybe like a War of the Worlds twist because of the announcer. And that story about a radio guy reading the book and people thought it was real. Yeah... At the beginnig this is what I made out:
    Announcer: Yeah, I saw that light, Did you? Two by two they came out, their beautiful faces shun (something else)
    Khan and guy: I saw a light, no more darkness, no more night. Now I'm so happy, no sorrow in sight. Praise the Lord I Saw a Light.

    Thats pretty accurate... The "I Saw a Light" part are lyrics to a song by Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys. Yeah...genuis. Creepy, yet subtle. Gives you that "feeling"...anyways love the song.
    PatrickArispeon July 14, 2010   Link
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    General Commenta beautiful but creepy song.

    sounds so much like hope, a calm salvation and a good farewell goodbye.
    hakaraton January 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNatasha just blows me away completely. She puts so much emotion and beauty into her singing.
    lapinfourrureon April 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the interpretation above about crossing over. There is a strong theme of death and letting go, but in a rather positive and calm manner. As if the narrator wants this to happen and they have prepared for it. Yet I feel that the ending is more about the fact that they have seen such a glorious sight-the light, even though that they weren't quite ready to go towards it, the experience has made them reform and feel better about themself and their future- so that may catch a glimpse of the light again when it really is time to go. With this idea I'd liken the song lyrically to Kate Bush's 'Suspended In Gaffa'.

    Also, I'm sure many have noticed this- through the distorted voices (all talking about seeing a light), Natasha and a male voice can be heard singing: 'I saw a light, I saw a light, no more dark (something-I haven't been able to catch it), no more dark nights. Praise the Lord, I saw a light!'.

    ambrielon December 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOn second inspection, the beginning part is longer than that...but I think I got the basic outline of it. If anyone knows it fully, it would be very much appreciated :D
    ambrielon December 02, 2008   Link
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    General Comment'Death in your arms' = orgasm.
    missmeon March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor that beginning part, I heard a few more things...

    "I saw a light
    I saw a light
    No more darkness
    No more night
    (something) ("No, that's all you saw?")
    Praise the Lord, I saw a light"
    iBaronon April 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that the song in the beginning might be a hymn. Not totaly sure, but I really think I've heard it somewhere else. If I find it, I'll put it here.
    ambrielon May 23, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti can't listen to this song, it gives me insane goosebumps. when the song picks up with the piano, i just have to change it. i feel so sick and creeped out. but, i think that's what makes it an amazing song.
    keereeraron June 21, 2009   Link

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