"A Flash of Light Followed By" as written by and Chris Phillip Bathgate....
There was a flash of light
Followed by chaos
On the night
The moon struck my backyard

There was a flash of light
Followed by silence
And a deep desire to dust my chin with a finer ash
And the air got cold and the sky got dark
And I kissed your lips with the safety off

There was a flash of light
Followed by whiteness
And I held you there in the rose tint click when the street lights dim
And my eyes got black
And my breath got cold
And my eyelids screamed tight
and my arms they run

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    General CommentThis song is about death, most specifically suicide. I'm sure it has double meanings though, I can already see a few through the way Chris portrays this rather crappy topic.

    The setting is a backyard, at night. Lots of people choose to do it in their backyards. In the lines, 'A flash of light followed by silence' I assume the writer is speaking about how after the initial gun blast, that the next thing is silence/death. The line 'dust my chin a finer ash' relates to the feint remnants of a gun blast that exits out the chamber with the firing of a bullet.

    Followed by the lines: I kissed your lips with the safety off; lips are the chamber of the gun and safety off is the simple reminder he's putting a gun to his/her head.

    The final end of the verse represents the final moments to me, the person of importance is fading and dies.
    Lyleon June 12, 2010   Link

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