"Moments Between Sleep" as written by and Sierra/harnage Kusterbeck....
Here the seasons don't exist
a summer held in hand.
rest while locks melt from
our door again.
still I know we speak
to not forget...

We were all
so undone
that we couldn't think of one...
My eyes won't
seem to close
I don't want to see it go.
It's amazingly strange...

In this city's callowness
we've lost our innocence. (lost our innocence)
Cheek to cheek but
my maps are changing...
Oh don't forget.

We were all
so undone
that we couldn't think of one...
My eyes won't
seem to close
I don't want to see it go...
It's amazingly strange,
how we all seem to change...
Cause we were all
so undone...
I'm gone.

Shooting moons from the sea wall...
Rattle the ocean till it falls...
I don't know who you'll be...

We were all
so undone
that we couldn't think of one...
My eyes won't
seem to close
I don't want to see it go.
It's amazingly strange... (Here the seasons don't exist)
how we all seem to change... (a summer held in hand)
Cause we were all (rest while locks)
so undone... (melt from our door again)
I'm gone.


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    General CommentCatchy chorus.
    :)
    Kunieon September 12, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe that this song is about two best friends that were once really close, and now they are growing apart.

    "still I know we speak
    to not forget..."

    This is saying they only talk because they WANT to stay friends,



    "Cheek to cheek but
    my maps are changing...
    Oh don't forget."

    but they both know they are changing and growing apart.


    sarahkay1on February 18, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song
    is awesome live!!!
    Versa is Awesome...
    =)
    aristuma21on August 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think that it is about how somebody can't sleep due to something wrong that has happened in their life and the whole night is just choppy sleep. And then it goes on at the end about how there are locks, and that means that thinks are right as they go back to sleep.

    Great song btw!
    BrighterEidolonon September 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI went to VE concert and Sierra said this is a song you sing to a friend.
    Ukraineon December 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove the acoustic versions of their songs so much.
    Sierra had a beautiful voice and Blake writes such cool guitar parts! :)
    savannahloveon July 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhat I got from
    "Here the seasons don't exist a summer held in hand. rest while locks melt fromour door again."

    Florida is basically summer all year round which is where the band is from, and locks melting would infer that they're coming home from touring or something.

    "still I know we speak to not forget..." would go along with what sarahkay1 is saying, best friends growing apart. so Sierra is coming home but her best friend isnt really talking to her.
    versamuse2012on July 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI also think it's about two (or more) best friends.

    "Here the seasons don't exist, a summer held in hand."

    Summer can often mean a bright and cherished time that you don't want to let go of. Since the seasons don't exist they stay in this constant state of summer. In this friendship the two spend this eternity together hand in hand.

    "Rest while locks melt from our door again."

    Doors leading to change.

    I'm not sure if they mean that the locks have been melted away, so they stay resting in their own world; or if they rest trying to stay in their world as the locks to these doors are forced open. Probably the later considering the whole song.

    "still I know we speak
    to not forget..."

    Changes are inevitable and even though they are growing apart, they want to remember the time that they've shared together.

    "We were all
    so undone
    that we couldn't think of one..."

    Not entirely sure what this means aside from being upset from growing apart.

    "My eyes won't
    seem to close
    I don't want to see it go..."

    Despite everything, the speaker tries to hold on to their friendship.

    "In this city's callowness we've lost our innocence."

    Callow means immature. But they've lost this innocence and have grown up.

    "Cheek to cheek but
    my maps are changing...
    Oh don't forget."

    Still together but the speaker is starting to take a different coarse from their friend. Nevertheless, they don't want to forget their friendship.

    "Shooting moons from the sea wall...
    Rattle the ocean till it falls..."

    The only reference that I can think of for shooting moons is the game of hearts. In Hearts you want to have the least amount of points, and when a player "shoots the moon" their score remains unchanged while all the other players gain points. This is a very risky move though, since you have to collect all the cards that give you points, so not having one of the penalty cards could give you all the remaining points. This strategy has a high probability of failing.

    Sea walls form a barrier from the ocean. Oceans can also be a symbol for change.

    My guess is that the speaker means that from the protection of the sea wall they are shooting moons; in a way, trying to keep what they have the same. However, the strategy fails, the waves of change crash against the wall and it breaks down.

    "I don't know who you'll be..."

    The wall fallen, the speaker realizes that they no longer know who their friend is or who they'll end up becoming.

    "It's amazingly strange,
    how we all seem to change...
    Cause we were all
    so undone...
    I'm gone."

    The friends have changed and the speaker has left, even though it hurts to go.

    =====

    Well, though long and winded, that's my interpretation. It's a great song even though it's a bit sad. I love VersaEmerge. <3
    MusicIsMyPassionon July 26, 2010   Link

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