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The shutter opens but never closes
I am lost, waylaid in light trails
Endless moments, overlaid and burned
across a melee of scattered braille

This image is a night-terror transforming
without the hope of morning.
My nemesis, I feel it coming for me
and it means to destroy me

Why does this keep happening?
I try to close my eyes but I can't blink
and the world keeps moving on
black and white blur into one

Hieroglyphic, indecipherable, opaque; the meaning escapes me.
Dry and lidless, are my eyes asleep, awake reading the slurred debris.

This image is a night-terror transforming
without the hope of morning.
My nemesis, I feel it coming for me
and it means to destroy me

Why does this keep happening?
I try to close my eyes but I can't blink
and the world keeps moving on
black and white blur into...

Why does this keep happening?
I try to close my eyes but I can't blink
and the world keeps moving on
black and white blur into one


Lyrics submitted by Davidless, edited by ChipperSpiff, jrendon86

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    General CommentThis song is about dealing with problems and how they effect ones life. riley said in an interview that he sent and email to the band about how it was hard to focus with ed and rily's dad passing and all. Dustin quotes some of the email in the song like the line "why does this keep happening?". Other parts of the song like the first line, "The shutter opens but never closes, I am waylaid, in light trails", was also in the email but Dustin mixed it up a little. Riley was talking about taking pictures and how there were light trails in the pics, etc. Great song none the less, take it how you want (like every thrice song) because there are many meanings in each set of lyrics. amazing stuff
    scbaseball12on September 20, 2011   Link
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    General Comment"This image is a night-terror transforming, without the hope of morning."

    Imagine if we really never had the hope of morning? How depressing. That's why Thrice's music is so amazing. They sing constantly about the hope of morning.
    onlibertyon October 26, 2011   Link

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