"Staring at the Ceiling" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley, Tom Chaplin and Richard David Hughes....
Things will seem much better in the morning light,
Love will be much easier to own.
Things will look much better in the pale sunlight.
We can be together like before.

You just need time to forget.
You just need time to explain.
You just need time to forget yourself again.

You're lying on the floor and
Staring at the ceiling.
Thinking of the place you
Have never seen before.

Remember when you held
Someone for the first time.
Remember when the spike was all we had.

And you want life without death.
And you want love without pain.
And you want time to go back and start again.

Lying on the floor and
Staring at the ceiling.
Thinking of the place you
Have never seen before.

Thinking of your own friends.
And waiting for the feeling.
Waiting for the old and turning to return.

These days you don't know who you are.
These days you don't know where you are.
These days we don't know who we are.

So meet me by the wall,
Where we used to go.

You're lying on the floor and
Staring at the ceiling.
Thinking of the place you
Have never seen before.

Waiting for the phone call.
And waiting for the feeling.
Waiting for the old rage
And turning to return


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"Staring at the Ceiling" as written by Timothy James Rice-oxley Richard David Hughes

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  • +1
    General CommentAbout wanting more? Does this song imply that you should be happy with what you've got?
    Dodgyon April 09, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's pointing to this feeling of wanting the past back, the way things were, and waiting for things to become right again even though they'll never be the same.
    All the passion you used to have (for someone/something) is gone and you're waiting to get a similar feeling back (waiting for the old burning feeling to return).
    And there's the feeling of being lost in between a cherished past and a faceless future (These days, you don't know who[/where] you are)
    imagining things that you have yet to discover (thinking of a place you have never seen before).
    The mentioning of morning, like "morning light", acknowledges that time goes on and each day is a chance to change your attitudes and the way you live (even when you have no idea how).

    Sistinaon January 02, 2010   Link

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