The young boy wants to move ahead
And the old man sings rewind
I wonder when in this timeline
We'll break to the other side

Maybe there's a span of time
When we feel we're neither nor
Not wanting to go back again
And not wanting to go forth

That point in life must be
Pretty dark and hopeless, terrifying
And if you're asking me
When that is

It must be tonight

The old man sits all by himself
And thinks of better years
When he used to believe in stars
And would dream away his fears

The young boy moves so fast
He doesn't see the stars above
And all his dreams are crushed
By old men who didn't dream enough

We must all agree
There's a point in life when
Darkness breaks our brittle hopes and dreams
And I say

It must be tonight
Save me tonight


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    My Interpretation"the young boy wants to move ahead
    and the old man sings rewind
    i wonder when in this timeline
    we'll break to the other side"
    ↳ tyler's noticed that people just wish to be at some other time in their life, where think things will be/were better. an "other side" we all wish for, but none of us ever seem to get there.

    "maybe there's a span of time
    when we feel we're neither nor
    not wanting to go back again
    and not wanting to go forth"
    ↳ this point i believe is referring to the desire for death, which is not going backward nor forward in time.

    "that point in life must be
    pretty dark and hopeless, terrifying
    and if you're asking me
    when that is"
    ↳ he's speaking from experience.

    "it must be tonight"
    ↳ tyler has realized that point in his life is now.

    "the old man sits all by himself
    and thinks of better years
    when he used to believe in stars
    and would dream away his fears"
    ↳ elaborating on the second line of the first verse, tyler may be suggesting that the old man doesn't necessarily have to feel this way.

    "the young boy moves so fast
    he doesn't see the stars above
    and all his dreams are crushed
    by old men who didn't dream enough"
    ↳ elaborating on the first line of the first verse, tyler is explaining the problem with this cycle for all generations, perhaps speaking from his own experience.

    "save me tonight"
    ↳ tyler ties his thoughts in with his relationship with his God, maybe asking if God can save him from this fate, or from suicide.
    cryingtimeson October 05, 2015   Link

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