"Revival" as written by and Bradford Cox....
I am saved, I am saved
And oh, would you believe it?
All of the day
I felt his presence near me

I know they won't believe me, but
I've got favorite memories
I am saved, I am saved

And, oh, could you believe it?
You won't regret if you choose to believe it
Freedom, silence, always
All this darkness, always

Always
Oh, oh

Darkness, always, they don't make no sense
Darkness, always
Away from me darlin'


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"Revival" as written by Bradford Cox

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  • +4
    Lyric CorrectionFrom the liner notes:

    I am saved! I'm saved and, oh, would you
    believe it? On the third day I felt his
    presence near me. I know they won't
    believe me, but I've got favorite memories.

    I am saved! I'm saved, and, oh, could you
    believe it? You won't regret if you choose
    to believe it. Freedom, silence / always.
    All these darkened hallways.

    Darkness always - it doesn't make much
    since! Darkened hallways, away from me
    calling: stay!
    e8ghtmileshighon October 11, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry I don't remember where I read this, but I'm about 90% sure that Bradford Cox said that this is a sincere song about his faith in Jesus, as he was raised as a Southern Baptist or something like that. In the lyrics, he writes that freedom and silence forever don't make much sense, and that God fills the void for him.
    Marklarkon September 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood lord awesome song, has that great almost ramones punk/pop vibe with a more recent atlas sound lyrical theme. Very cryptic but seems like its a strong friendship/love affair with someone that really gives him peace until...
    blgreeneon July 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe it says 'You won't regret if you choose believe it'. or something.

    Funny the way I changed my perspective of this song from the first time I heard until today. I love it.
    carcrashkisson September 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, so a couple of things.... first off, this song is seriously just so ridiculously good... and, i've altered the lyrics a bit as i hear them (though, by no means am i even remotely sure that they are correct):


    I'm saved, I'm saved
    And, oh, would you believe it?
    On the third day
    I felt his presence near me
    I know they won't believe me, but
    I've got favorite memories, well
    I'm saved, I'm saved
    And, oh, could you believe it?
    You won't regret, if you choose to believe it
    Freedom, silence, always, yeah
    All these darkened hallways

    Darkness, always
    It doesn't make much sense
    Darkened hallways
    Away from the current state
    TheWrongGirlon September 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite off of Halcyon. I knew it'd be my favourite when I first heard it. Just an amazing rock song. Deerhunter's so good at bringin all these elements together to produce something magical.
    DrakelikesNachoson September 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningAt first this seemed straight forward, but now upon further inspection, I'm not certain if this is a celebration of religious enlightenment, or a criticism. Why would the darkened hallways be calling you? Is this like a drug addict who went clean, but still has urges to turn back the dark path (hallway)? But earlier he says 'freedom, silence, always. all these darkened hallways'. If those two ideas go together, is he saying that freedom and silence come with the darkened hallway path, or is the freedom and silence is on the enlightened path?

    Somewhat confused. Freedom seems like a good thing, and something someone would preach they have if they are saved. But relying on religion can be a crutch, much the opposite of freedom. Silence could refer to, as it commonly has been referred to in the past, as a lack of God's guiding 'voice'.

    Maybe I'm reading too much into it.
    Gwelenguchenkuson November 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll this darkness ... always.
    I'm in love
    tropospherikon November 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like a song about addiction, but a much written component of religion is the Dualism thing, Good/Evil God/Devil
    5pandason January 04, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFreedom, silence, always
    All these darkened hallways
    pwnstylezon May 14, 2011   Link

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