"Skylight" as written by and Simon Alexander Neil....
I don't know where we're going from here
But it's time to sing the saddest song
Looking alive with a broken mind,
Why don't you ever take my side

We can dream of all the mistakes that we've made
There's no reason, there's nothing left to take away

I now know where we're going from here
And it's time to sing a happy song
Feeling alive with a throbbing mind,
You're never gonna break my stand

We can dream of all the mistakes that we've made
There's no reason, we can't start at the end

We're users but at least we use each other friend
We'll choose our path and face the consequence

Some say love, I say fight
I hope I'm not wrong
A restless soul, a wicked mind
I'd rather kiss the ground than kiss a starless sky


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"Skylight" as written by Simon Alexander Neil

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    My InterpretationI think this song sums up the theme of the album, which is 1 side is the past and looking at mistakes and troubled times, and the 2nd being the future and how to improve, and change.

    It literally splits it in halfs,

    I don't know where we're going from here
    but it's time to sing the saddest song
    Looking alive with a broken mind,
    why don't you ever take my side
    We can dream of all the mistakes that we've made
    There's no reason, there's nothing left to take away

    poor guys lost. doesn't know where lifes going, "looking alive" - he's fine on the outside, but his mind and thoughts and aspirations are broken, and he feels alone. can't go any lower, theres "nothing left to take away"

    then the uplifting part!

    I now know where we're going from here
    and it's time to sing a happy song
    Feeling alive with a throbbing mind,
    you're never gonna break my stand
    We can dream of all the mistakes that we've made
    There's no reason, we can't start at the end
    We're users but at least we use each other friend
    We'll choose our path and face the consequence

    he's found the way, what to do with his life. his mind is now "throbbing", full of ideas, and nothings going to "break his stand". What I love is it echoes the 1st verse, but replaces it with positivity. Now, theres no reason to not start again. We use each other, but as long as we have each other, we can continue and whatever happens, happens. he's just thinking about life more positively!

    Some say love, I say fight
    I hope I'm not wrong
    A restless soul, a wicked mind
    I'd rather kiss the ground than kiss a starless sky

    what he means by fight is fight on, not literally "hate". and he hopes he's not wrong with this fresh outlook on the future, but at least he now feels alive, "restless". the last line reflects on how he would rather appreciate what he has achieved in his life and who he has, then focus on a bleak, "starless" future.

    Bam. Great song. Love it.
    mythought1on January 31, 2013   Link

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