up late at night all alone
can't you see that I'm trying?
trying so hard to hold on
to the things I know
but in the evening I will have to go
what I most want is bad for me I know

out in the dark, shaking hands
in the street, I'm drifting
drifting away from my family towards my foes
my mother told me you'll reap what you sow
what you most is want is bad for me you know

back in my home late at night
all alone, I'm flying
flying above all my troubles
my mind's a gull
when I am happy my heart starts to slow
what I most want is bad for me I know

late in the morning I wake
all alone, I'm crying
crying for all of the people who love me so
but when we get sad we know where to go
what we most want is bad for us we know

flirtation
drug use
and adultery


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    General Commentthis is definitely about drugs, idk what kind though...maybe weed cus you know, flying (high)? you can get it in the streets...or maybe cocaine or something hardcore because withdrawal, which seems like its represented in the last part.

    late in the morning I wake
    all alone, I'm crying
    crying for all of the people who love me so
    but when we get sad we know where to go
    what we most want is bad for us we know
    neonlights981on June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI agree, but it might be about heroin. "when i am happy my heart starts to slow." heorin usage causes the heart rate to decrease, whereas marijuana and cocaine cause it to increase.
    flipsaari2on November 07, 2010   Link
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    Lyric Correctionat the end it's supposed to say "fornication" instead of "flirtation"
    Jazanneon August 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDrug use. Defintely. Heroin sounds like a good suggestion. Nice Tune.
    electrophile888on August 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentIt's about struggling with doing what you know is right. Obviously, there's drug use involved, and I think, since at the end fornication and adultery are mentioned, there's a problem with meaningless sex being put out there too. Just the problems that we know we have and know they're bad for us, but don't know how to stop.
    rothswingson February 10, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt's heroin.

    "up late at night all alone
    can't you see that I'm trying?
    trying so hard to hold on
    to the things I know"

    I know I'm going to use later, but doesn't it look like I'm trying not to?
    Can't you see me trying?
    (This is part of the addiction ritual)

    "but in the evening I will have to go"

    And dopesick is predictable, down to the hour.

    "out in the dark, shaking hands"

    Dopesick starting, as was expected.

    "drifting away from my family towards my foes"

    Metaphorical and literal. Leaving home and going to the dope sellers.

    "my mother told me you'll reap what you sow"

    You cannot escape the consequences of your actions.

    "back in my home late at night
    all alone, I'm flying
    flying above all my troubles
    my mind's a gull
    when I am happy my heart starts to slow"

    Opiate hitting brain and CNS. Described perfectly.

    "late in the morning I wake
    all alone, I'm crying
    crying for all of the people who love me so
    but when we get sad we know where to go"

    Describing the vicious circle...
    primaryringon March 24, 2015   Link

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