"Zelda" as written by Michael Jay Lerner, Peter Joseph Silberman and Darby Austin Cicci....
Zelda
You asked me to wake you
If I woke up before you
And you were still stuck inside

I'm here to tell you, "We're not awake yet"

Zelda
We live between two worlds
A tunnel with two lights
Pitch black in the middle
[Like a dream's dream (a copy's copy)]

Zelda
It's just not important
The small things we suffer
They're infinitesimal

We swim in an ocean
It swims between us


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    General CommentBeing awake could refer to being in reality and being sleep to being in an illusionary dream.
    Cyberghoston July 27, 2012   Link
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    Song MeaningI wonder if a good place to start would be with Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife. Many considered Zelda to be something along the lines of "crazy." F. Scott was the anchor in the relationship, and fought to keep Zelda's mind from going to unhealthy places. The relationship is portrayed through the characters of Dick Diver and Nicole Warren in Tender is the Night. In the novel, Nicole has fits of insanity, in which she distances herself completely from reality, and Dick, a psychiatrist, works through these fits with her. I think the song is playing along the same lines of one person aiding another with staying in touch with reality (although both are struggling, which also lines up with the novel).

    The copy of a copy thing is also a quote from Fight Club, and maybe somewhere else... ? Edward Norton says it in describing what life is like with insomnia.
    Caveman7on July 31, 2012   Link

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