"Illuminated" as written by Theo Hutchcraft, Adam Anderson, David Sneddon and James / Bauer-mein....
Time waits for no one,
So do you want to waste some time,
Oh, oh tonight?
Don't be afraid of tomorrow,
Just take my hand, I'll make it feel so much better tonight.

Suddenly my eyes are open,
Everything comes into focus, oh.
We are all illuminated,
Lights are shining on our faces, blinding.

Swing me these sorrows
And try delusion for a while.
It's such a beautiful lie.
You've got to lose inhibition,
Romance your ego for a while.
Come on, give it a try.

Suddenly my eyes are open,
Everything comes into focus, oh.
We are all illuminated,
Lights are shining on our faces, blinding.
We are, we are, blinded,
We are, we are, blinded.
We are, we are, blinded.

Suddenly my eyes are open,
Everything comes into focus, oh,
We are all illuminated,
Lights are shining on our faces, blinding
We are, we are, blinded,
We are, we are, blinded.


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"Illuminated" as written by David Sneddon Adam Anderson

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  • +3
    General CommentMost unbelievably incredible and beautiful song ever! Love it so much. HURTS is such a magical, brilliant group. I love the 80s hair-dos and his earring!
    However... I have no idea what it's about :/
    The videos are pretty cool too.
    Delilah8on August 24, 2010   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretationits not a relationship song, buts it makes it easier to explain it like that.

    the couple has finally seen the real world and are scared about it 'don't be afriad of tomorrow just grab my hand, i'll make feel so much better tonight."

    the chorus is like showing how they are starting to realize they can't hide forever they have to face whatever comes at them in this cruel world.

    they see how bad the world is and how hard couples have it. (like everyone is getting devorced now. no one really stays together long.) 'Swing me these sorrows, And try delusion for a while.'

    'Its such a beautiful night,
    You've got to lose inhibition,
    Romance your ego for a while,
    Come on, give it a try.' is saying how for tonight let it go and just stay in love.

    thats what i think

    dancerluvr1997on June 29, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is so powerful. Whenever I listen to it, it gives me goosebumps.
    To be honest, not all songs have to have meanings. It's what they mean to you that matters.

    Hurts are simply amazing.
    XsamanthaaXon November 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song is about someone using someone else for sex. They are misleading the person and making them think they love them when they don't. However, the person has a feeling they are being used but doesn't care. They just want to forget everything, live in the passion and feel loved/desired in that moment. They want to forget all the problems they are suffering from.

    "Suddenly my eyes are open,
    Everything comes into focus, oh.
    We are all illuminated,
    Lights are shining on our faces, blinding.
    We are, we are, blinded,
    We are, we are, blinded.
    We are, we are, blinded."

    They are so blinded by passion they don't care they are being used even though it becomes evident during the act. They are just enjoying the feeling of rapture and closeness that kind of intimacy brings.
    Starcryon September 02, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it has to be necessarily about a relationship. Actually, I imagine a situation in which two people are having a fling, like a one night stand. The one tries to help the other by convincing him the best thing to do is to put the worries behind and simply enjoy life. The lights symbolize the victory over worries, depression, trouble etc.- they are now forgotten.
    Username321on October 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor me this song is about waking up to the truth of whats really going on in the world!

    ''We are all illuminated,
    Lights are shining on our faces, blinding''

    It is if like hes talking about some Illuminati thing.
    JeordieCortinion November 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about getting high.
    n3bulouson March 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI don't think it has to be necessarily about a relationship. Actually, I imagine a situation in which two people are having a fling, like a one night stand. The one tries to help the other by convincing him the best thing to do is to put the worries behind and simply enjoy life. The lights symbolize the victory over worries, depression, trouble etc.- they are now forgotten.
    Username321on October 11, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think the song mean coming to truth it is a song which will incourage you when it says my eyes are open it mean that you know the truth what is wrong and right who is your enemy or friend and illumination means coming to reality illuminated means that we are all shinning with brightness of our soul with happinesss
    ali1032439on January 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni also think that it is best for the pesron who is in sorrow and depression and suddenly he comes to life and konw what is rigt and wrong
    ali1032439on January 17, 2014   Link

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