Daylight take us
Lead us on our way
On our way

Daylight take us (There's a fire and I feel it inside my chest)
Lead us on our way (There's a fire and I feel it in every breath)
On our way (I know we meant for more than this, daylight take us, lead us, on our way)

We are the atmosphere
We are the waiting sky
We are the atmosphere
We cannot die

We are the atmosphere
We are the waiting sky
We are the atmosphere
We cannot die

Daylight take us
Lead us on our way
On our way
We cannot die

Daylight will take us
Lead us on our way
On our way


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  • +1
    General Comment
    Her eyes were closed,
    but she could see the sky
    they're ten feet deep and no one knows they're in it;
    they're all too busy living.
    She takes a drink to see the atmosphere,
    this night's lost and soon she's on her way home,
    she thinks she has finally found him.

    She holds her breath,
    and for the last time,
    the lights flash red,
    she knows that she is in it,
    because she's only seen it.

    She was holding back,
    now she's holding up;
    she was ten feet deep before they finally found her,
    and she couldn't recover.

    We are the atmosphere
    We are the waiting sky
    We are the atmosphere
    We cannot die

    We are the atmosphere
    We are the waiting sky
    We are the atmosphere
    We cannot die


    to recall (?), but she could feel their cry
    they were ten feet deep before they knew they were in it
    because they're all just sinners

    she takes a drink to see the atmosphere
    this night's lost too soon,
    she's on her way home
    she has finally found him
    she has finally found him

    daylight
    take us
    lead us
    on our way
    on our way

    There's a fire and I feel it inside my chest
    There's a fire and I feel it in every breath
    I know we were meant for more than this,
    daylight,
    take us,
    lead us,
    on our way
    Atfehon May 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe first time I heard this song, I was thinking about how the girl in the song was either one of the three: Dead, hooked on drugs and dying, or underwater. I thought about those three things until I really started to listen to the song, then I got to thinking.

    Who says the girl was the one in trouble? It was all of the rest that were doomed from the start but they weren't aware.

    "they're ten feet deep and no one knows they're in it;
    they're all too busy living."

    So now she tries to correct the way of the people and, by chance or bad luck, she too is lost. For what reason is she lost? Sadly it is because she witnessed what has already happened around her.

    "the lights flash red,
    she knows that she is in it,
    because she's only seen it."

    She restrained herself from what everyone else was doing, but after the realization of being doomed with the rest she gave up hope, and let herself be taken in with the crowd. Doing what they did. Except now she did more then the rest, getting deeper and deeper then the others, to them, she was "ten feet deep" and they couldn't do anything.

    "She was holding back,
    now she's holding up;
    she was ten feet deep before they finally found her,
    and she couldn't recover."

    Now here is the part that I really don't understand either. It could mean that they think they are too powerful to lost to anyone or anything, but I really don't think that's all they it could mean.

    "We are the atmosphere
    We cannot die"

    This is when she starts to die. Feeling the pain of the people, and remembering that fact they were all doomed, she came up with one last thought "they're all just sinners". Then at the start of the night, she dies.

    "she takes a drink to see the atmosphere
    this night's lost too soon,
    she's on her way home"

    Hope may have come from the girls death, or do they await divine punishment? It is for you to decide.

    "There's a fire and I feel it inside my chest
    There's a fire and I feel it in every breath
    I know we were meant for more than this,
    daylight,
    take us,
    lead us,
    on our way"
    Veroeyeon July 02, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Her eyes were closed, but she could see the sky
    they're ten feet deep and no one knows they're in it;
    they're all to busy living.
    She takes a drink to see the atmosphere, this nights lost and soon she's on her way home, she thinks she's finally found it.
    She holds her breath, and for the last time, the lights flash red, she knows that she is in it, because she's only seen it. She was holding back, now she's holding up; she was ten feet deep before they finally found her, and she couldn't recover.

    We are the atmosphere
    We are the waiting sky
    We are the atmosphere
    We cannot die

    We are the atmosphere
    We are the waiting sky
    We are the atmosphere
    We cannot die"

    and I can't completely understand the second verse, but that's what I could hear of the first verse. I could be wrong though!

    cassie132on April 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould it be that she found God?

    Think of it as shifting from 2 perspectives. At first, it's "us" - the party scene, the secularists, the lost. "She takes a drink to see the atmosphere" - she's a part of us, she's one of us. This night's lost; she doesn't like this anymore, she doesn't want this, so she leaves. "She thinks she's finally found him (Him?" This is what makes me think she's found God, or rather, just something more. "She's always seen it" - she always knew it was there and true, but never followed it.

    Then it shifts to the party scene - "She was 10 feet deep before they found her, and she couldn't recover," as opposed to when the others are 10 feet deep, like later, when "they were all just sinners". Why is this one unrecoverable? Either she's dead or she doesn't want to be recovered, and the sinners line makes me think it's the latter.

    Then there's the whole bridge "Daylight, take us, lead us, on our way. There's a fire and I feel it inside my chest - there's a fire and I feel it in every breath. I know there must be something more than this. Daylight, take us, lead us, on our way." Maybe her thinking that, or maybe others who saw and want the same?

    And then the confusing chorus. I think it's from the mind of the one's she's leaving behind. It comes off to me as - "We are everything. We can't die. We're everywhere. We don't need anything else." It's what she was leaving behind.

    Thoughts?
    zjozwiakon February 07, 2013   Link

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