Living with a lack of light,
things slip,
things I know very much to be real.
In here I feel at rest,
the inside of my eyelids tell me so,
they are movie screens.

I find comfort in that I've been told I can't remain here.
To stay here would be a dream, but that's not what I want to be remembered as:
someone who fell in.

We look for the best route,
the shortest most accurate,
I tend to enjoy the long ones.

I find comfort in that I've been told not to remain here.
I shouldn't stay,
it's not what mother wants for her cub.

I like it here,
where I am I can make up anything.

I'm done with these movie screens in my head,
they've preoccupied me for long enough.

Come now, stupid man, you've been down there long enough.
Let's go do something with the day, you have hours and hours till night comes.

Nothing can hurt you in broad daylight.
In here I can feel at rest,
the inside of my eyelids tell me so,
they are movie screens.

I find comfort in that I've been told I can't remain here.
To stay here would be a dream,
but that's not what I want to be remembered as:
someone who fell in.

I'm done with these movie screens in my head,
they've preoccupied me long enough.
Come now, stupid man, you've been down there long enough.
Let's go do something with the day.


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    General Commenti feel that he's talking about someone who lives in their imagination too much. when he closes his eyes he's making things up in his head hence the movie screens. i think there is a point though where the character realizes he cant keep living in this world where his imagination is reality so he talks himself into accepting reality. he really wants to stay in this world where his imagination is king but he doesn't want to be remembered as this person who always lived in the clouds. instead of day dreaming and living in his imagination he goes and does something real with his time. kind of sad though to think someone has to grow up and get rid of their imagination because life comes knocking.
    luckyliveron September 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHe's pretty obviously talking about only really wanting to spend your time dreaming. He hates being awake because it's not nearly as good as a life that he could create in his head, in his dreams. However he also hates that he's sleeping away his entire life, wasting all of his time making up the life he wants instead of going after it in reality. Even as a logical human being, knowing that this is bad for him, he cannot help but always fall back into the bed, or daydream. It seems that he also feels safer dreaming during the daytime, because you are less reasonable and more fearful when you sleep, or just that this pattern of living makes you feel more childish.
    Forkoon May 01, 2013   Link
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    General Commentgood song, think its about a schizophrenic homeless guy who sees things when he closes his eyes. someone comes along and makes fun of him but tries to help him by just getting him to do something with his day instead of sitting around watching these "movies" in his head. but its not that easy.
    dangd42on September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think its a struggle to awake from a coma.
    Jericho_Reivajon August 03, 2010   Link

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