"Lilacs" as written by and Matthew Albert Costa....
You were right
I was up all night thinking about you
Dreamed I choked on your kaleidescope
They still looked deadly

My fatal flower
How the tigers all laughed
As I ran along the well worn path

Sapphire eye looks
Down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs
Down on me
Down on me
Down on

Insincere as we rolled for years in turning barrels
I wash my hands in a lake
Cause she threw it all away with roman candles
So take your fever
Let me wallow alone
The callous on your eyes have grown

Sapphire eye looks
Down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs
Down on me
Down on me
Down on

And your faults have me stoned
Paying rent to your ghost
Torn up by a frightened little girl
I thought that you were right
So I was up all night thinking about you
I thought you were right
You were right
You were right
You were
You were right & I was up all night thinking about you

And I couldn't speak
Covered with bees you flew above me
Figure it all out
I think you've had enough time
I've had long enough to change my mind

Sapphire eye looks
Down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs
Down on my lilacs
Down on me
Down on me
Down on

And your faults have me stoned
Paying rent to your ghost
Torn up by a frightened little girl
I thought that you were right
And I was up all night thinking about you
You were right so I was up all night thinking about you
I thought you were right
You were right
You were right
You were


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    General CommentThis song is great
    OhAustinon March 28, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationugh! how does this song not have more comments? one of my favorites by costa. i'm a little confused about what it means. it could mean many different things. this is what i think (i might be totally off, so sorry if i look like an idiot) basically, a girl used to really like him and he never felt the same about her and he sort of rejected her. now, she's moved on and he's realized he DOES have feelings for her and now it's too late. i think the line "paying rent to your ghost" means they still talk, but she gives him the cold shoulder and he still gives her tons of attention, and she looks the other way. and the repition of "you were right" might mean that at one point, she hinted that they should be together, and now he realized she was right.
    coldplayISmusic95on June 18, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningOk, I will start by saying that I absolutely love this song as well.

    The line that interests me most is the chorus, "sapphire eye looks down on my lilacs." Sapphire is a blue birth stone. Lilacs are a purple flower that is symbolic of love's first emotions. I think this is trying to convey the feelings he has for a girl. Her blue eyes are looking down on his excitement of the relationship.

    As the song goes on, this girls seems to be abusive almost. If you look closely at the lyrics, it starts off with "You were right and I was up all night thinking about you" but later in the song it says "I THOUGHT that you were right..." Perhaps by the end of the song he realizes that the girl, herself, is torn up on the inside and that's why she is treating him this way. This second part I'm a little iffy on, but I like how poetic this song is.
    runnergirl8on June 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great
    OhAustinon March 28, 2010   Link

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