"Quiet" as written by David Thomson and Valerie Poxleitner....
I'm not yours, and you're not mine
But we can sit and pass the time
No fighting wars, no ringing chimes
We're just feeling fine

This is where we're supposed to be
Sitting by a broken tree
No tragedy, no poetry
Just staring at the sky

I could wait a thousand hours
Stay the same in sun and showers
Pick apart a hundred flowers
Just to be quiet
Tell me when you feel ready
I'm the one, there's not too many
Hold my hand to keep me steady
Just to be quiet with you
With you

I like it here beside you dear
You're even more than you appear
And in the clouds my head is clear
Every time you say hello

So here's my heart, and here's my mouth
And I can't help if things come out
'Cause there are words I want to shout
But maybe I'll stay low

I could wait a thousand hours
Stay the same in sun and showers
Pick apart a hundred flowers
Just to be quiet
Tell me when you feel ready
I'm the one, there's not too many
Hold my hand to keep me steady
Just to be quiet

I could wait a thousand hours
Stay the same in sun and showers
Pick apart a hundred flowers
Just to be quiet
Tell me when you feel ready
I'm the one, there's not too many
Hold my hand to keep me steady
Just to be quiet with you
With you
With you
With you
With you (I'm not yours, and you're not mine but we can sit and pass the time)
With you
With you (I'm not yours, and you're not mine but we can sit and pass the time)
With you


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"Quiet" as written by Valerie Poxleitner David Thomson

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  • +2
    General Commentthis isn't the right song at all. someone one needs to fix this. these are lyrics to 'quiet by lights' :

    I'm not yours, and you're not mine
    But we can sit and pass the time
    No fighting wars, no ringing chimes
    We're just feeling fine

    This is where we're supposed to be
    Sitting by a broken tree
    No tragedy, no poetry
    Just staring at the sky

    I could wait a thousand hours
    Stay the same in sun and showers
    Pick apart a hundred flowers
    Just to be quiet
    Tell me when you feel ready
    I'm the one, there's not too many
    Hold my hand to keep me steady
    Just to be quiet
    With you

    I like it here beside you dear
    you're even more than you appear
    And in the clouds my head is clear
    Every time you say hello

    So here's my heart, and here's my mouth
    And I can't help if things come out
    'Cause there are words I want to shout
    But maybe I'll stay low

    I could wait a thousand hours
    Stay the same in sun and showers
    Pick apart a hundred flowers
    Just to be quiet
    Tell me when you feel ready
    I'm the one, there's not too many
    Hold my hand to keep me steady
    Just to be quiet

    I could wait a thousand hours
    Stay the same in sun and showers
    Pick apart a hundred flowers
    Just to be quiet
    Tell me when you feel ready
    I'm the one, there's not too many
    Hold my hand to keep me steady
    Just to be quiet
    With you
    woahcoleon December 28, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentreally cute song...reminds me of the 90s; the music is awesome, super pretty and sweet...dreamy, bubbly, but with a reality undertone, and her voice is great as it is in every song of hers...

    I think the meaning to the lyrics are about denying feelings for someone who may possibly be denying feelings for you, but you really don't know...all you really do know is that you're into that person and feel a belonging with them, even if all you're doing is just being in their company...being 'quiet' with one another. quiet could also be about the secrets and everything, of how you feel about the person.

    like it a lot.
    AlecsPenon October 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm a complete metal head, but I love this song, and the entire album.

    To me it's about a girl (Obviously) and her best friend. The first few lines (I don't know the muso term for this) makes it clear that they're not a couple. Then the next Paragraph(Stanza?) makes it clear that she is happy with it how it is, and doesn't want it to change. It's a real sweet song, reminds me of a little girl and a boy, or teenage best friends, couldn't picture it with adults.
    The person she's with in this song is obviously one of those people you find every once in a while where you can be quiet with and the silence won't be awkward, because you don't need to talk when together anymore. She thinks she has stronger feelings for the boy in the story, made clear with the "I'm right here.." part. He knows this and she thinks he's more ready than she is, to possibly take it to the next level.

    In my opinion, in this situation as the guy. I would rather keep it how it was, so you wouldn't have to live with any fighting wars or anything.

    Ehh, that was an epic rant
    Saren
    LordSarenon December 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI think this song is about two best friends who like each other but won't admit it. Lights is singing about how she wants to date this person but it seems like she's scared if he doesn't like her back or they break up their friendship will be ruined. and the line 'I'm the one, there's not too many' I think it means she's a true friend.

    This is my favorite Lights song! (:
    SalPalon November 06, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti went to a Lights concert and she said this was her favorite song off the album. I absolutely love it :)
    kiahcaitlinon November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentme and my girlfriend had a fight and she sent me this song saying what dos this song make u feel like... it kinda went over my head at first but looking at these explanations of the song it really helped me to understand how she was feeling and how our relationship was going. thank u
    superfunkydiscomonkeyon January 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first time I heard the beginning of this song, my mouth dropped wide open. And then I replayed the beginning over and over again. xD

    I love the beginning so much. It has that cultural sound to it, and then it zooms into that outer-spacey kind of sound. It's like an image of the Taj Mahal at night or something, then zooming the camera up and up until you see all the stars and planets in space... I don't know. xD

    Anyway, I think that the song is just about being quiet and enjoying life. She can wait a thousand hours, just staying like that with the person she loves, whether it's a friend, a family member, a boyfriend, or - if you want to take the Christian look at it like I usually do xD - God. For me, I like to think of it as God, because it's amazing to think about spending 'a thousand hours' with him. But basically, it's anyone that makes her feel happy.

    LIGHTS said that she wants her songs to feel outer-spacey. I think that this song accomplishes that goal the most. Without a doubt.
    pepsicola1295on March 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat one of her shows she said this song was about a romantic interest and it was the only song on the album about a romantic interest.
    the simplicity of the lyrics make the beat sound amazing. she really does work hard on her music.<3
    pastlimitfutureon December 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat one of her shows she said this song was about a romantic interest and it was the only song on the album about a romantic interest.
    the simplicity of the lyrics make the beat sound amazing. she really does work hard on her music.<3
    pastlimitfutureon December 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it definitely feels like the first user's meaning; Two people who feel so right together but either of them are either taken or just haven't spoken up. The being "quiet" is obviously them not saying their feelings out loud.

    The "Pick apart a hundred flowers" kind of reminds me of the "Does he/she love, does he/she not" thing that people do.

    One of my favorite Lights song.
    bravelionson May 05, 2011   Link

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