"Candlelight" as written by and Johnson Hoopes....
To know her is to love her
I'm going undercover
To catch a glimpse
But not get caught

But to see her
Could be worse
If I don't get my head straight first
On second thought I guess I'll not

She's almost brighter than the Sun
Seems to me to be unfair
When you consider everyone
Who pales when they compare
When they compare

Can't hold a candle to her
'Cause all the moths get in the way
And they'll begin to chew her
Entire attire until it frays

For she outshines anyone
Whoever might dare to bask in
The same candlelight

Oh please don't seat us in the back
With all the insects and the trash
She is a lady, I'm the tramp
Collecting stares from pairs close by
Then flutters in a butterfly
Ew, just a moth drawn to the lamp

She's like an ancient artifact
Something you're lucky to have found
She'll pinch the nerves in all the necks
When she turns those heads around
Those heads around

Can't hold a candle to her
'Cause all the moths get in the way
And they'll begin to chew her
Entire attire until it frays

She outshines anyone
Who ever might dare to bask in
The same candlelight

Who ever might dare to bask in
The same candlelight
She's almost brighter than the Sun
Seems to me to be unfair
When you consider everyone
Who pales when they compare
When they compare

Can't hold a candle to her
'Cause all the moths get in the way
And they'll begin to chew her
Entire attire until it frays

For she outshines anyone
Who ever might dare to bask in
The same candlelight

In the same candlelight


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"Candlelight" as written by Matthew Ryan Hoopes Matthew Thiessen

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  • +1
    General CommentFirst of all i'm REALLY enjoying the new album, and so excited that the guys came down to sudney, Australia for the big EXO day. Candlelight is a song about those girls that have that natural "untouchable" vibe about them. the guy wants to know about the girl but realises he's one of many.
    emilypmcclureon October 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIt's a love song, of sorts. He's describing how amazing she is. At the same time, there are hints that they're not going to be together. He thinks it's "unfair" that everyone else "pales when they compare", that he'll never find someone as wonderful as her, which implies that he's looking for someone else now.
    Jamnasticon October 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhoops, sorry didn't mean to reply to that.. meant to post a comment.. sorry! and pardon my typo before.. buz = cuz.. anyhow, the other mistake is "collecting stares from pairs close by, then flutters in a butterfly.. ew, just a moth drawn to the lamp" :)
    rachellelaneaon October 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay so I'm just wondering why they start going off about moths in the chorus.
    Is it like, an analogy or just random? Do you think?
    iliketoeatappleson October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentemilypmcclure interpreted the song perfectly.

    But I just wanted to correct the lyrics.
    The first verse goes like "On second thought I guess I'll not"
    In the chorus, it's "And they begin to chew her entire attire until it frays"
    Third verse, 'Then flutters in the butterflies"
    and end of the fourth verse, it goes "Those heads around". I know I'm nitpicking.

    I'd also like to mention how much I love this song. It's very catchy and I can relate to it(and Matt), like every other song on the album
    JakeTieon October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is sooooo good. its so original--using the 'like moths to a flame' metaphor. and its so warm and cozy, it puts me in such a good mood. its similar to some past relient k songs, it reminds me of of must have done something right mixed with mood rings. the girl is out of his league, but in a good way, like he is in complete awe of her. it's beautiful, especially with the "flare" outro...
    "a solar flare shines through her hair
    it's so unfair
    when you compare
    the one who's fairest of the fair"
    soothemysoulon October 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is quite a bit better than must have done something right and mood rings.. I've been there since their first album and this song is one of the best they've ever made..

    this album is tied with their first album for the most creative and fun... and... awesome.. haha..

    the new drummer adds much to the sound but the whole band just sounds a lot more mature now.. it's good listenin'. ^_^
    Zionineon November 02, 2009   Link

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