Is there something that I should know
Some handshake or some secret code
To get me through your doorway one more time
Is there a button I can press
To block out noise from all the rest
You're the only sound I need to hear

See I'm burning up out here in this light
Looked so pretty from the inside,
but out here it's too damn bright
And your voice sounds so far away, so I respond to the delay
And I wait to hear you say to come home

Is there a place that I can go
To forget the things I've never known
Because I don't want to want anymore
Is there a dream that I can have
Where I don't wake up freezing and sad
Or could you show me how to sleep on my back

See I'm burning up out here in this light
Looked so pretty from the inside,
but out here it's too damn bright
And your voice sounds so far away, so I respond to the delay
And I wait to hear you say to come home

I can't always be right there,
but I can get there soon
I can't always hold your hand,
But I will always love you

See I'm freezing out here in this light
Looked so pretty from the inside,
but out here it's too damn bright
And your voice sounds so far away, so I respond to the delay
And I wait to hear you say to come home.


Lyrics submitted by HellionChild, edited by deathislogical

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    General CommentI think that this song pretty much has the same meaning as "Let Me In". Without his family, the world is a terrible place. Dan just wishes he could come home. When he's home, being on tour or wherever he wants to go doesn't seem so bad. Everything seems so exciting, and the big city lights are enticing from his home, but
    "...out here it's too damn bright
    And your voice sounds so far away, so I respond to the delay
    And I wait to hear you say to come home."
    He obviously hates being away from his family (maybe his wife in particular, with this song?), but he has to keep touring.
    Finally, he lets his wife/daughter know that he will always be there for them, though he might be thousands of miles away from them. He will always do anything that he can for them:
    "I can't always be right there,
    but I can get there soon
    I can't always hold your hand,
    But I will always love you"
    Such a beautiful, beautiful song. When I first heard this song, I just went through a bad break-up, so I personally interpret it in a different way. Regretting the break-up, wanting to be with my ex-fiancee again, and realizing that my life was much better with her. I especially related to "I can't always hold your hand, / but I will always love you." This song had a profound effect on me when I first heard it... and it still does.
    deathislogicalon February 08, 2013   Link

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