"Chandelier" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki and Heath Matthew Saraceno....
This head is haunted by a chorus in the sky
(The voices aren't mine)
I kiss the darkness as I see the whites of their eyes
(They're crawling up my spine)
They bloom at midnight in the middle of the moonlight

Strike a match
Light the chandelier
This bedroom is a ballroom now
Strike the band
Make the dead dance
This room is filled with corpses in costumes

My guests dress in black and blue
I raise a toast to the few
(The orchids are in bloom)
But there's a dead note in the choir of the garden
(The sun will kiss the gloom)
The warden's giving pardons soon

Strike a match
Light the chandelier
This bedroom is a ballroom now
Strike the band
Make the dead dance
This room is filled with corpses in costumes

(Strike the band and make them dance)
I kiss the darkness as I see the whites of their eyes
(Strike the band and make them dance)
(Make them dance)

"This is your last night.
Do you believe in what you write?
We open the sky and we hope you see light."

Strike a match
Light the chandelier
This bedroom is a ballroom now
Strike the band
Make the dead dance
This room is filled with corpses in costumes

(Strike the band and make them dance)
I kiss the darkness as I see the whites of their eyes
(Strike the band and make them dance)
This room is filled with corpses in costumes



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    General Commenti think this is the best song on the new cd. ireally like the guitar in the begining and at the end. reading these lyrics make this song that much better. senses fail hasn't really been too creative with their lyrics and i think these are awesome. not too sure of the meaning..but with the halloween around the corner i just picture a ballroom of dancing dead people when i hear this song. i'd like to see them make a video for this song.
    shesamaverickon October 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis is when he just got done realizing that there is more to life than emptiness (Yellow Angels is his realization)

    There is my meaning.
    kaelanyeateron April 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe he's in the operation room.
    CKwillburnon May 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like this...it's very dark. It kind of gives you the chills.
    Robbiesbabygirlon February 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commenthmm, this song doesnt seem like it has anything to do with the bands overall cd story...

    It almost sounds like he is at Mercels funeral.
    Take This Chanceon October 12, 2008   Link

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