"Out Of The Dark" as written by and Gus Black Matthew Hires....
I'm burnt out and wasted.
I'm tired of pacing.
I'm busy erasing voices of the dead.
Everything changes,
And everyone's faceless.
I wanna replace this darkness in my head.

In a strange, strange place,
Lying on the edge of a star.
In these violent days,
I only wanna be where you are.
Even fools, they say,
Could find a way out of the dark,
Of the dark, help me out of the dark.

Have I been a sinner?
A lover? A killer?
Cause the world I've discovered,
It's nothing like my heart.
I wanna escape it,
Or try to embrace it.
I keep rearranging,
Everything I know.

In a strange, strange place,
Lying on the edge of a star.
In these violent days,
I only wanna be where you are.
Even fools, they say,
Could find a way out of the dark,
Of the dark, help me out of the dark.

In a strange, strange place,
Lying on the edge of a star.
In these violent days,
I only wanna be where you are.
Even fools, they say,
Could find a way out of the dark,
Of the dark, help me out of the dark,
Oh, of the dark,
Help me outta the dark.


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    General CommentI really hate to post this as the first comment, but this song fit perfectly during tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy... someone surrounded by death, violence, and negativity, lost in his intentions, confused by the environment in which he's found himself, wanting only to be with the one who brings him out of the dark and gives him clarity. Such a beautiful song.
    omgitsfinkelon October 22, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationPersonally, what I've drawn from this song is just someone who feels lost in our world. They're sick of everything occurring around them because it's so chaotic. Obviously they're torn, heartbroken and have no where/no one to reach out to. And because of this, they're reaching out to someone they love - someone who they hope will notice them in this pit of misery. And help them out of him. Helping them out of the dark, to see light again.
    overratedattractionson January 03, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat an amazing song. The lyrical composition is so solid and formal. This song has become a sort of anthem, because I haven't heard of many songs with a similar line to "'Cause the world I've discovered, it feels nothing like my heart." I've only found Between The Trees's "Scarecrow" to have that vibe.

    The phrase "I'm busy erasing voices of the dead" never had a quite obvious meaning, but if you look at the context, you might notice something. The second part of the first verse mentions negative thoughts and concludes them with the line "I wanna replace this darkness in my head". So, when I looked back to see if the first part of the first verse had the same format, there it was. Hires opened the song with thoughts of reduction (I'm burned out and wasted. I'm tired of pacing.). If you follow the format that follows, it seems that he uses "...erasing voices of the dead" to refer to that feeling that you get when you're overcome with negative thoughts and you're trying to shake them off; so maybe "voices of the dead" refers to all the aspects of his thought process that come from a place of waste.

    I could be reading too much into it, but I'd like to believe that the song is really just written that well. The rest of the song makes a lot of sense. That was the only part of the song that I couldn't digest. Awesome.
    CivilDissensionon March 21, 2012   Link

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