"Dark Tower" as written by Charlie Brand and Rick Schaier....
Don't run away, 'cause I don't know where you go
I don't want to know
Don't follow me in, 'cause I don't know where I'm going
Or how long I'll be

Living in a dark tower, getting darker by the hour
Will I wake up from a dark, dark daydream?
Nothing can wake me from myself
Not you, or no one else

Don't wait for me, girl, 'cause I don't know what I'm after
You, or my career
Don't say it's the end, 'cause I could not take it
Do you know me still?

Living in a dark tower, getting darker by the hour
Will I wake up from a dark, dark daydream?
Nothing can wake me from myself, not you or nobody else

Ahh, ahh
Ahh, ahh

Living in a dark tower, getting darker by the hour
Will I wake up from a dark, dark daydream?
Nothing can wake me from myself

Living in a dark tower, getting darker by the hour
Will I wake up from a dark, dark daydream?
Nothing can wake me from myself, not you or no one else


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"Dark Tower" as written by Rick Schaier Charlie Brand

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  • +5
    General CommentI think this song is about having an emotional meltdown. the narrator is confused about what he wants out of his relationship (don't run away, but don't follow me in, don't wait for me, but don't say it's the end). He doesn't know what he wants to do so he stays at home and lets his nervous anxiety get even worse by not doing anything (living in a dark tower, getting darker by the hour). From my personal experiences with anxiety, I know that it's almost impossible for anyone to convince you to snap out of it - it's something that you have to get over yourself, and the narrator realizes this (nothing can wake me from myself, not you or no one else). It is the absolute worst feeling in the world, a feeling of helplessness and fear mixed together.
    wkxon October 07, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBeautiful song. Anyone who has experienced depression/anxiety can relate to this. Love when Charlie sings this, he is awesome.
    kevindevineluvahon March 12, 2011   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song. Anyone who has experienced depression/anxiety can relate to this. Love when Charlie sings this, he is awesome.
    kevindevineluvahon March 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think it's definitely about mental illness, most likely anxiety, depression, or both. In the beginning, he's saying, "don't leave me; I need you", but kind of contradicts himself in the next line: "don't follow; you might get hurt".

    The dark tower is him being trapped by his own mind, and his mental state is deteriorating further and further. It's almost unreal, this suffering, and he feels powerless to stop it, even though he is the only one that can save himself.

    The lyrics are so push-pull, with a battle between selflessness and the desire to be happy. A lot of people with mental illnesses desperately want support and people that care about them, but still end up pushing them away and become isolated, and it exacerbates the problem. He wants her to stay because he loves her, but he wants her to go because he loves her and can't stand the idea of hurting her. His life is a mess and he doesn't want her to suffer because of or with him.

    The music itself is obviously very melancholic. I absolutely love this song and it is tied for top overall favorite ever. I can't put into words the intense feelings I experience from Dark Tower. Miniature Tigers are honestly the best.
    empathetixon January 15, 2016   Link

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