"White" as written by and Salter/poxleitner....
White white white white
White white white white

Are there oceans full of things you never see?
Are there skylines of the cities you don't see?
Is there music muted playing underneath?
Is mathematics keeping you from thinking free?

Do you see lights?
Turn your shadows white
White white white white
White white white white

Don't let rain clouds
Cloud all of your parades
Let the other side of darkness kiss your face
Into the sea, into the sea

Do you see lights?
Turn your shadows white
Do you feel bright?
Turn your shadows white

All the things I want to say
All the shadows in the way

Do you see lights?
Turn your shadows white
Do you feel bright?
Turn your shadows white

White white white white
White white white white


Lyrics submitted by auberginedreams09

"White" as written by Valerie Poxleitner Thomas Salter

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

White song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commenti really like this song... she's singing about not letting society dictate how you act, and to always see the light side of every bad situation???? i dunno but i really like it
    peri.da.hmmon August 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLights is a Christian and from that stand point its easy to see what she's actually writing about here.

    This song is about not letting sins from your past keep you from moving forward.

    The pre chorus for example:

    "Do you see lights turn your shadows white
    Do you feel bright, turn your shadows white"

    Like I said before light is a metaphor for God, and through His forgiveness enabled by Christ's death, we our turned to white (a metaphor for purity) and striped of our shadows (aka sin)


    And also:

    "Don't let rain clouds cry at all of your parades
    Let the other side of darkness kiss your face
    Into the sea, into the sea."

    The first line here has obvious meaning. In context to sin it would mean not to let sins from the past ruin the love and life you should be living. This leads right into the next line.

    What is the other side of darkness? In the Bible light and dark is a contrasted all the time as a metaphor for good and evil, God and satan. So what's the other side of darkness, it's God. Allowing Him to kiss your face is away of letting Him in and excepting His forgiveness, as a lot of people feel they have to "get over" their sins before they can come to God, but instead to "get over" them they have to go to Him.

    "Into the seas, into the sea" is my favorite part of this song. It has this really nice nostalgic feel for me. In the Bible it says that God tosses our sins into the sea to be forgotten forever. Moreover, it says to the very bottom of the sea. This is supposed to help us understand that once our sins are forgiven they are gone for good, and if we don't let them go that is sin itself because God said they are gone for good, and not letting them go is an act of defying God.

    theflyingfriggeron October 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo me this song is simply about thinking out of the square, moving out of your comfort zone, and seeing things that you wouldn't notice before. It's about keeping an open heart and mind, not just confining yourself to one point of view all the time.
    choclemonon December 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like how she says the part about mathematics, ironically, im trying to do math while im listening to this! seriously, no lie.

    i like how she says her name in this :)
    dustybreezeon March 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "All The Things I Want TO Say" Not All The Things I'll never say":]
    2cute2bstraiton May 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti was listening to this song alot and i think i've come to a solid conclusion.

    this song is kinda encouraging you to believe in something... more i guess. don't be scared to believe in aliens or unicorns? i guess if you want to. it seems she believes that our train of thought is being restricted and she wants us to believe that theres something out there magical. it is not physically possible for shadows to be white i mean thats what makes them shadows, but hey if you want to believe something can? feel free!
    tehunderdashpwnon July 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song and the Dlite video to go with it. The video is very cute!
    piper888on July 09, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain