"White Light" as written by and Vienna Teng....
All of a sudden the conversation turns
And everyone concerned is looking down
Guilty party is right here in the room
But no one can assume the high ground
Oh it almost caught up with you
Caught up with you then
Oh you should've thought of this my friend

If you knew it was wrong why did you do it
You don't know, you didn't mean to, it slipped your mind
And it feels so good to feed a habit
You're just making the most of your borrowed time
Waiting for the white light

Heading home you swear that you'll be good
Do everything you should, and know the facts
But in the morning you're back to petty needs
Tragedy recedes to photographs
Oh it hasn't caught up with you
Caught up with you yet
No it hasn't taught you when to quit

If you knew it was wrong why did you do it
You don't know, you didn't mean to, it slipped your mind,
It is OK because everybody does it
This whole party is rolling on borrowed time
Waiting for the white light

Shine down
Wipe it all out again,
Show me how
It doesn't matter in the end

If you knew it was wrong why did you do it
You don't know, you didn't mean to, it slipped your mind
It is OK because everybody does it
No laws are broken if we're all committing the same crime

But I know it's wrong, why do I do it
I don't know, I don't mean for it to slip my mind
It just takes so much to break a habit
Even when I'm aware we are out of time
Am I waiting for a white light


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"White Light" as written by Vienna Teng

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    General CommentI guess the big idea is that it's much easier to justify our wrong actions than to correct them.
    ingibooon February 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems to be about how someone was drinking and killed someone while driving drunk. Everyone knows the person was drunk, and that it was their fault that someone else died, but no one will come right out and say it to the person. No one will tell them they have to get help with their drinking problem. The survivor swears to do right, to get better but the moment of remorse passes and the addiction to the bottle overcomes them, leading them to drinking again, or doing some other self destructive behavior, gambling with their life. The white light, that is the light at the end of the tunnel that you see when you die.
    Zukiraon June 09, 2013   Link

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