Lyrics from the Two Suns album lyrics booklet....
Daniel, when I first saw you
I knew that you had
A flame in your heart
And under wild blue skies
Marble movie skies
I found a home in your eyes
We would never be apart

And when the fires came
The smell of cinders and rain
Perfumed almost everything
We laughed and laughed and laughed
And in a golden-blue car
You took me to
The darkest place you knew
And set fire to my heart

When I run in the dark (Daniel)
Into a place that's lost (Daniel)
Under a sheet of rain in my heart (Daniel)
I dream of home...

But in a goodbye bed
With my arms around your neck
Into our mouths the tears crept
Just kids in the eye of the storm
And as my house spun round
My dreams pulled me from the ground
Forever to search for the flame
For home again!
For home again!


Lyrics submitted by missme, edited by Stockholm, NatStaneck, MartyH

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  • +5
    General CommentIn this song, the narrator has a crush on the fictional character Daniel Larusso. She watches The Karate Kid one summer, (wild blue skies) and falls in love with him, or the idea of him.
    The "fires" might be her desire to be with him, and she has a dream that he takes her somewhere in a car and makes love to her.
    "When I run in the dark" is escaping into her imaginary world to be with him.
    She is lying awake one night and realizes that he isn't real, and she can't have him ("Goodbye bed") and feels lost and disconnected ("just kids in the eye of the storm")
    And she decides that she needs to keep searching for that "flame" that Daniel had, but in a real person. Basically, she starts looking for her real-life Daniel, and that feeling of this person you love being your home.

    Beautiful, beautiful song. Everybody deserves a Daniel.
    AwayFromSirenson July 13, 2012   Link
  • +4
    My InterpretationI agree that this song seems to be about first love that was lost but at a slightly different angle.
    I feel like, obviously this song is about her first crush/love Daniel Larusso. But of course, he wasn't real. She didn't personally know him, but in admiring from afar, he felt like "home" to her, like she knew his soul. I feel like this song is about trying to find the real version of Daniel in someone else. Like in the last verse with the "goodbye bed", it seems like she's saying goodbye to the unrealistic crush she has on this fictional persona and is realizing she needs to find someone in the real world to love.
    "Just kids in the eye of the storm
    And as my head spun 'round
    My dreams pulled me from the ground
    Forever to search for the flame
    For home again
    For home again"
    So she realizes that her idealistic crush on this celebrity was childish but now she seems determined to find someone in her own life that reminds her of the soul and "fire" that first attracted her. This can be attributed to everyone's first love because I feel like after that person (if you ended it when you didn't want to) is the person you compare every love/crush afterwards to and it is the hardest battle to give up looking for the perfect replacement. She describes it so beautifully by comparing it to a child crush. The lyrics and music are so haunting and dreamlike. I want to live in this song.
    vilageidoit09on January 22, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General CommentRalph Macchio in the Karate Kid was my first crush too. I saw the Karate Kid on my 11th birthday and prior to that I had NO interest in boys but Daniel Larusso awakened feelings in me that were never there before. Television and movies create unrealistic expectations for love and it is depressing as hell when you realize these will never be fulfilled. I believe this is what the singer/writer is alluding to.
    Indie_Queenon October 20, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI'm hearing the lyrics a little differently. Can anyone confirm?

    Daniel, when I first saw you
    I knew that you had, a flame in your heart
    And under wild blue sky
    Marble movie skies
    I found a home in your eyes
    We'll never be apart

    And when the fires came
    The smell of cinders and rain
    Perfumed almost everything
    We laughed and laughed and laughed
    And in a golden blue
    car you took me to, the darkest place you knew
    and set fire to my heart

    When I run in the dark (Daniel)
    To a place that's lost (Daniel)
    Under a sheet of rain in my heart (Daniel)
    I dream of home

    But in a goodbye bed
    With my arms around your neck
    Into our mouth the tears crept
    Just kids in the eye of the storm
    And as my house spun round
    My dreams pulled me from the ground
    Forever to search for the flame
    For home again
    (for) home again

    When I run in the dark (Daniel)
    (in)To a place that's lost (Daniel)
    Under a sheet of rain in my heart (Daniel)
    I dream of home

    When I run in the dark (Daniel)
    (in)To a place that's lost (Daniel)
    Under a sheet of rain in my heart (Daniel)
    I dream of home

    (i'm seriously addicted to this song... i need help)
    tbryanon April 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSO ADDICTIVE.
    Technophobiaon April 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think the video kind of relates to the chorus...when she's in a bad state of mind or feeling a little blue (the weird balloon people are possibly a physical depiction of this) she seeks comfort in the idea of Daniel (Daniel Larusso is a symbol for all that innocent love stuff)who she is reunited with at the end.

    Also someone mentioned the thing about the Wizard of Oz? Yeah, I totally picked that up when I first heard this and the reference to the emerald city in Glass.
    ambrielon May 23, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. It is very addictive and I can not stop listening to it either.
    I especially love the part:


    "But in a goodbye bed
    With my arms around your neck
    Into our mouths the tears crept"


    Her voice is so beautiful and so is she. This song is so beautiful. Everything about it.
    imperfectwingsflutteron September 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is so good. The chorus reminds me so much of any Fleetwood Mac song. I seriously can't stop listening to it.
    arlexahnderuhon March 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcan't stop listening to this
    dellvkhon April 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe ridiculously eighties sound makes the nostalgia even more wonderful.
    quite bitter and melancholy, really.
    but it really adds to the whole point of the song.
    loverloveron June 08, 2009   Link

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