I stared you down so hard
I burnt your shadow to the wall.
And through the haze you served a slow pull from grace at a drunken pace.
I've nothing to sell you, nothing to trade,
What would you have me give? What would you let me take?
Let fall past your lips, a siren's kiss to temper the crash of dawn.
Sister sing along, "Twilight be sweet."
Come tomorrow of this place we cannot speak.
And come tomorrow these sins we share, we two shall keep
Oh twilight, twilight be sweet.
Twilight, twilight be sweet.
Twilight, twilight be sweet.

Pull the blinds, put my back to the door.
Say not a word, sister, split down on me.
Kill the lights, drag me to the floor.
Say not a word, sister, split down on me.
(x5)


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    General CommentWhen I first heard this song, it sent shivers down my spine. This song is relentless the whole way through. I am not sure what it means, sounds like he is describing a real shit one night stand.
    tricktrickyon December 15, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionAs per the other comment this could be sexually experience veiled in the band's signature (and beloved) poetic symbolism. But my first thought upon reading the lyrics against the music is it reminds me of the atomic bomb. Maybe it is a poetic commentary on war and warfare.
    The imagery of burning a shadow into the wall echoes the aftermath of the nuclear bomb. Also the repetition of twighlight be sweet, because of the epic flash from a detonation... "crash of dawn"... The mention of "these sins we share" of "this place we cannot speak". The final lines are confounding, as well. I don't fully understand. But it conveys a sort of panicked hopeless resignation to destructive fate. "Split down on me" could be a reference to how nukes are detonated a few thousand feet above ground to cause maximum destruction. Maybe that is where the chills we get from hearing this are originating. The destruction that humanity has already unleashed upon itself has caused indelible lacerations on our greater consciousness. In these times we instinctively distrust others because our combined consciousness is reeling from its own self destruction.
    Whiterookdownon December 04, 2015   Link

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