"Make Light" as written by and Michael Angelakos....
So now we see
Comes burying my burnt remains
These puddled clouds
Oh I, I understand now

But darkness falls likes shattered pieces
Dangling, shimmering
Torn and tattered and crowned
Oh I'll not be told "No" to "No more!"

You must believe to hear me sing these
Messy morsels of my self-assuring love
Oh it's painful kneading
Yes, I lie and I wrangle with prospective angles
That glare me down and face me with all I do wrong
Why do they all look like me?

So I try and I scream and I beg and I sigh
Just to prove I'm alive
And it's alright
Cause tonight there's a way I'll make light
Of my treacherous life

If I had hands I'd hold up high
My lofty dreams and my alibi's real name
But I have no strength
So I toss and I turn and I spit in the urn
There's a ghost in your eye
There is someone that knows more than I
But I'm quick to deny

So I try and I scream and I beg and I sigh
Just to prove I'm alive
And it's alright
Cause tonight there's a way I'll make light
Of my treacherous life
Make Light!


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"Make Light" as written by Michael Angelakos

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    General CommentSo now we see
    Comes burying my burnt remains
    These puddled clouds
    Oh I, I understand now
    [his past that hes tried to forget or erase has returned and hes realized or discovered something he didnt know before]

    But darkness falls likes shattered pieces
    Dangling, shimmering
    Torn and tattered and crowned
    Oh I'll not be told "No" to "No More!"
    [the darkeness is whatever is making him feel bad, and its in shattered pieces which take longer and are harder to pick up and thorw away, the shimmering showing its hard to ignore or that it holds light]

    You must believe to hear me sing these
    Messy morsels of my self-assuring love
    Oh it's painful kneading
    Yes, I lie and I wrangle with prospective angles
    That glare me down and face me with all I do wrong
    Why do they all look like me?
    [i cant really explain this part cuz im not exaclty sure lol some help?]

    So I try and I scream and I beg and I sigh
    Just to prove I'm alive
    And it's alright
    Cause tonight there's a way I'll make light
    Of my treacherous life
    [self expainatory. but, just a thought, maybe he tries to overcome something but he fails and it makes him scream in frustration, and beg someone or something that he overcomes it, and he sighs in either sadness or acceptance, then he's comforted by the confident assurance that he'll be feeling better soon and that his life will turn for the better]

    If I had hands I'd hold up high
    My lofty dreams and my alibi's real name
    But I have no strength
    So I toss and I turn and I spit in the urn
    There's a ghost in your eye
    There is someone that knows more than I
    But I'm quick to deny
    [no hands means he cant make or hold anything and if he did he would accomplish his proud dreams and be with the person he likes, in this case the alibi or excuse of why he cant suceed. he tosses and turns cant relax and stay still, im unsure of the urn part, ghost in the eye means the way someone looks at things has changed or died, he knows he doesnt know everything but likes to beleive he does]

    this is my interpretation of the song and its like what ive been going thru and how ive been feeling latley. one of my favorite songs by them, it always brings my spirit up when everything seems to be falling down. my own way of making light.

    dropdeadProjekton October 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni think i like this song the best other than cuddle fuddle his voice is so amazing and diffrent and i like diffrent love his voice and i love who is ever druming the drumming is nice love this song.
    dp9241loveron December 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm adding a comment because this song and this artist deserve much love.
    jweekson February 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is gorgeous :D A great way to start the album.
    60_miles_an_houron June 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song..needs more comments.. great beat and melody
    lengthwise24on December 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't understand why this song has so few comments. It's an awesome song, one of my favorites on the album for sure!
    thatoneguy82101on January 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful! It's weird because all of the sudden they started playing Passion Pit at my job (Icing). I get really happy whenever this song comes on, because it's my favorite of theirs. Random band to play at Icing, but they play The Shins too, hahaha :) And when I say something about these bands to my co-workers they have no idea what I'm talking about.
    egosummeganon January 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentLOVE this song one of the happiest songs iv ever heard it always makes me smile
    x...on March 08, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningSuch an optimistic song. Everything about it is so beautiful. It's just one of those songs to make you pull forward. :)
    lalunacrecienteon June 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"There's a ghost in your eye
    There is someone that knows more than I
    But I'm quick to deny

    So I try and I scream and I beg and I sigh
    Just to prove I'm alive
    And it's alright
    Cause tonight there's a way I'll make light
    Of my treacherous life
    Make light! "
    i think that he means that theres someone whos more mature and knows more, but he still wants to prove his self worth so he draws attention to himself. but now hes making light of it and illuminating his situation, if that makes sense.
    eunnikinson June 09, 2010   Link

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