"Revelry" as written by and Jared/followill Followill....
what a night for a dance,
you know i'm a dancing machine
put a fire in my bones
with the sweet taste of kerosene

i get lost in the lights,
so high, i don't want to come down
to face the loss of the good thing that i found

woo hoo hoo
woo hoo hoo

in the dark of the night
i can hear you calling my name
with the harvest of hearts
i still feel full of pain

so i drink and i smoke
and i ask
if you're ever around
even though it was me
who drove us right in the ground

see, the time we shared
it was precious to me
but all the while i was dreaming of revelry

born to run, baby, run
like a steam down a mountainside
with the wind at my back
i don't ever even bat an eye
just know it was you all along
who had a hold of my heart
but the demon and me
were the best of friends from the start

so the time we shared
it was precious to me
all the while i was dreaming of revelry
dreaming of revelry

and i told myself
boy, away you go
it rained so hard
it felt like snow
everything came
tumbling down on me
in the back of the woods
in dark of the night
the paleness of the old moonlight
everything just felt incomplete
dreaming of revelry


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  • +6
    General CommentI get the impression that this is about a relationship that ended because Caleb just wanted to party whilst she wanted more, but now Caleb regrets being so caught up in having a good time and wants her back.

    It was Caleb's fault the relationship ended, "even though it was me
    who drove us right in the ground", because he was "dreaming of revelry", he didn't really want to get too serious. He only now realises what he had, "the loss of the good thing that i had found" but he carries on partying hard so that he doesn't have to think about it, "so high, i don't want to come down to face the loss"

    My opnion anyway =]. One of my favourites off the album, sounds like it'll be amazing live, can't wait to see them in December.
    redmansfireon September 15, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago. This song perfectly describes where I'm at in life right now. My boyfriend and I, or I guess ex-boyfriend now, were together for years and though we had our ups and downs I know we truly loved each other. We broke up right before Christmas due to my hard partying and other problems that had been going on for a while with both of us. We still continued on as though we were still in a relationship without the actual commitment and a couple weeks ago he told me he missed me and wanted to start over, to get back together. I said I couldn't be with him anymore and essentially cut off communication with him.

    I thought I was doing the right thing, I didn't want to hurt him anymore and I didn't think I was strong enough or maybe wanted enough to change my lifestyle. I miss him every day and I know I'll never truly stop loving him. At first, I felt relieved and free without him, but as time goes on I miss him more and more and I'm starting to think maybe I made a big mistake.

    This song is about a guy who was in a relationship with a really great girl and he tried to be the "nice, good guy" she deserved and wanted and knew he could be. But for one reason or another he didn't think he could live up to the responsibilities of being in a committed, loving relationship, he made selfish choices and hurt her. So basically as a result of his lifestyle choices, i.e. partying, he lost her.

    This song is about the aftermath of the aftermath of the ending of a relationship with someone you truly loved. What you go through when you start to realize and admit to yourself after a period of self-denial that you made a big mistake and lost the most important person in your life as a result of your own immaturity and issues. He knows it was his fault and when he thinks about her he realizes how much he loved and still loves her, but it's too excruciating to face the reality and the pain of losing his lover so he tries to hold onto the "revelry" he has been trying to escape within for as long as he's been broken up with her.

    But in the end, in the last verse he finally realizes he can't run from reality and his pain and he talks about the loneliness and sadness and regret he feels now that it's over. He thought ending things would be for the best for both of them, and at first he enjoyed being single and having fun, but gradually he realized this new life full of revelry was unsatisfying and left him empty.

    Sad, beautiful song. If you've ever been truly in love and you know it ended because you screwed it up, this song is exactly how you feel when it's over.
    prettypetraon March 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentClearly he is saying he was too much of a cock to have persued what he knew would have been the love of his life.
    shewolf80on August 20, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfantastic song, fantastic album, best band in the world right now.
    jazzvion September 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the meaning to this song is obvious. He likes a girl and she wants more, but all he wants to do is party.
    caseyjones003on September 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI Think this song represents a relationship that may have lasted quite a while but had to end on not being able to give all that the other person deserved.


    - I get lost in the lights,
    so high, i don't want to come down
    to face the loss of the good thing that i found
    knowing that he has done something unwanted he doesn't really want to face what he knew he had coming to him because he knows its going to be 100 times harder than what he thought it would in the first place.

    - in the dark of the night
    i can hear you calling my name
    with the hardest of hearts
    i still feel full of pain
    this verse i like especially because its saying that he can still hear her voice over in he's head and just because he's ended the relationship it doesn't mean he's not feeling the pain that she's feeling as well.

    - so i drink and i smoke and i ask
    if you're ever around
    even though it was me
    who drove us right in the ground
    it's like he finished with her not wanting to but knowing it was for the best because she deserves better.

    - see, the time we shared
    it was precious to me
    all the while i was dreaming of revelry
    so he knows he doesn't want this to happen but its the best thing that should happen.

    - on a run, baby, run
    like a stream down a mountainside
    with the wind in my back
    i don't ever even bat an eye
    It's like now that he's free he can do whatever he wants.

    - just know it was you all along
    who had a hold of my heart
    but the demon in me
    was the best of friends from the start.
    it's like he's saying " I knew you are the one who's loved me all along but i always knew we wouldn't last "

    - and i told myself for the way you go
    it rained so hard it felt like snow
    everything came a' tumbling down on me
    He Knew It was the right decision even though when the time came it hit harder then he expected and hurt more than he wanted to.

    - in the back of the woods
    in dark of the night
    careless, --(?), your moonlight
    everything just felt so empty
    dreaming of revelry
    He Didn't know how alone he would feel Until now.
    gammietoesjnron September 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's "everything just felt so incomplete", not "empty"
    This is one of the best songs off their new album, in my opinion, along with Cold Desert. It's a sort of common theme in KOL songs, Caleb's (or the character in the songs') inability to maintain a relationship because of his personality, or his lifestyle, or whatever. It's similar to the theme in Black Thumbnail, but in this one he seems much more vulnerable and apologetic and regretful, and it makes for a beautiful song.
    bagismon September 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this may be my favorite kol song ever.
    caseyjones003on September 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its;

    just know it was you all along
    who had a hold of my heart

    instead of hole in my heart.

    Love this song. Definately a fave off the new album.
    OnlyByTheNighton September 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song!!!!
    MassToolfanon September 13, 2008   Link

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