"Needle in the Dark" as written by and Mike Andrews....
With progress comes problems
With wisdom comes age
With lessons come learning
And pleasure comes with pain

You can only have the sunshine after the rain

I took a walk
It got me thinking
Left foot, right foot
Smiling, blinking
Breathe out, breathe in
Somehow linking

My soul to my mind and my heart to my mouth
Lost and the found and the north to the south
And the corners to the circle in my mind

We may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that is lost
It's like trying to find a needle in the dark

My hands they are empty
But they are clean
I'm poor but I'm healthy
I'm halfway between
The gutter and the skyline

So I took a walk to the land's end
Thinking 'bout an ex-girlfriend that I had
And the pages that I've turned
And it seems to me
That we all love the chase
But once we're caught we feel encased
Behind bars of love and trust
Uprooted by drunken lust
By people, people just like us
People, people just like us

You may find that the gate has been locked
When we come back down to what we really are
Retrace the footprints off the path that's been lost
It's like trying to find a needle in the dark

So I took a walk to the station
Lost in my imagination
Having private conversations with myself
And I'm just stumbling 'round
And I wait for the sound
Of this crumbling town to come tumbling down
People say I'm just bummin' around
But I've had both my ears to the ground


Lyrics submitted by skttrbrain

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    General Commentto me, the chorus is saying that we're always changing. we might realize that we used to be a way but its just about impossible to get back to the way that we used to be. the journey of life has already changed us and you cant unlearn anything. its like trying to find a needle in the dark... damn near impossible, but if you did find it, would you really want to? that could potentially be dangerous.

    and the whole song to me just seems like an ode to keep on keeping on. of course some bad things are going to happen. but its ok. "we can only have sunshine after the rain." change isnt a bad thing. hard times bring lessons and that brings wisdom and that is the only way we can grow.

    rain + sunshine = growth!

    the last verse is my favorite. it feels i can relate to it the most. i'm always lost in my imaginations having conversations in my head (haha). it does feel like some of us are stumbling around, not really committed to a path, but its ok. we have our ears to the ground waiting for the next thing to come.

    and i'm sorry, i have to say it! i'm so glad that i get to be the first to comment on this amazing song! :P
    jennybeanon April 15, 2009   Link

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