so here's to you, like brothers tonight
tried and true, fading in the twilight
well i can hear you breathin', see your picture on the wall

I would give you my wings. If they'd help you at all

Well this city's growing cold, from the needle it heats. There's howling wind rushing through these Chicago streets Oh and you were dreaming of Alice, but you got wrapped in her chains

And even midnight is burning, alive tonight like the blood in your veins
And this is my Twilight Serenade (yeah)
This is my Twilight Serenade
and I'm singing for you
I'm singing for you

This crumbling moon, dressed in black and white
Well it fades away, hiding, from you ghost tonight
And you said, "hey man don't follow, " Oh but I was already there

You were walking one tight rope but you were too young to care

....And I'm singing for you


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    General CommentI love this song, and no I do not think it is about the Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer.

    I'm guessing it's about a loved one (friend, maybe) that died.

    I'm surprised there aren't any other comments, this is a great song!
    jpegg0on February 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song confuses me a little. It sounds so much like he could be singing to anyone, so much so that this it could be used for something like a wedding slideshow, EXCEPT for that one line that says, "Like brothers tonight". The way the rest of this song sounds, it seems like it could be about a friend or, a special lady. Oh well, it's still a great song.
    MyOwnGusteron July 29, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationthis may not apply to the artist, but to me its sounds like a really close friend that the singer wants to be with, but they're in love with or involved with someone else "you were dreaming of alice, but you got wrapped in her chains" but still he's singing for him even though he can't ever be with him.

    this is the meaning that resonates with me and my life
    altrock666on April 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think he is at a friends funeral.
    In the first four lines it seems he is with his friends toasting the person who passed. He is speaking figuratively when he says 'I can hear you breathing' and the picture on the wall would be the memorial at the funeral or wake.
    I think the person killed himself because he was in love with Alice and he got caught emotionally.
    They are dressed in black and white, typical funeral attire. The man's ghost does not want them to follow.
    He is going back to the dead man's state of mind before he killed himself 'you were walking on a tight rope but you were too young to care.

    I think the song is basically a eulogy for a lost friend.
    krmon December 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with krm completely, but I would like to add that it was drugs that probably led to the friend's death.

    "Well this city's growing cold, from the needle it heats.
    There's howling wind rushing through these Chicago streets
    Oh and you were dreaming of Alice, but you got wrapped in her chains"

    The mention of a needle points to intravenous drugs and being "wrapped" in Alice's chains seems to suggest that the friend got caught up in the addiction just like this girl, Alice.

    Also:
    "And even midnight is burning, alive tonight like the blood in your veins"

    This lyric could point to methamphetamine specifically as it can be injected and causes hyperthermia. Having never tried it though, I can't say really if it makes someone feel like their blood is on fire or anything..

    Overall this is great song and rather poetic!
    RawrImAnAnnimalon January 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is about Layne Staley, lead singer of Alice in Chains.

    When he says "I'd give you my wings. If they'd help you at all" i think he's referencing a line from Alice in Chains's song Down in a Hole, where he says "I'd like to fly but my wings have been so denied". Also, the line, "you were dreaming about alice, but got wrapped up in her chains". In addition the line about the city being cold from the heated needle might reference his heroin addiction, as well as the second to last line " You were walking one tight rope but you were too young to care" since layne had always knew that heroin would lead to his death at an early age and in fact did. Finally, the line "And you said, "hey man don't follow, " Oh but I was already there" references Alice in Chains' song "don't follow"
    vinsanity1911on July 19, 2016   Link

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