"Dance in the Graveyards" as written by Ian Christian Holljes and Eric Richard Holljes....
I don't want to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards
The graveyards
And while I'm alive,
I don't want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more
Let's dance in the graveyards

Gloria, like some other name
We kept on calling ya
And waiting for change.
But I belong to all of your mysteries

And all of us
are meant for the fire
But we keep rising up
And walking the wires
So when we go below,
Don't lose us in mourning

When I die,
I don't want to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards
the graveyards
And while I'm alive,
I don't want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more
Let's dance in the graveyards.

Oh
Let's dance in the graveyards
Oh

Oh my love, don't cry when I'm gone.
I will lift you up, the air in your lungs.
And when you reach for me,
We'll dance in the darkness

And we will walk beyond
Our daughters and sons.
They will carry on
Like when we were young
And we will stand beside, and breathe in the new life

When I die,
I don't to rest in peace
I want to dance in joy
I want to dance in the graveyards
The graveyards
And while I'm alive,
I don't want to be alone
Mourning the ones who came before
I want to dance with them some more.
Let's dance in the graveyards.

Oh
Let's dance in the graveyards
Oh


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"Dance in the Graveyards" as written by Ian Christian Holljes Eric Richard Holljes

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    Song MeaningThe meaning of the song is pretty straight-forward but overall, the meaning can be summed up as a song about Life, Love, and Hope.

    Life:
    To live in this moment and not the sadness of yesterday. To live with joy and happiness. To set aside the worries of yesterday.

    Love.
    I don't want to be alone in sadness... I want to dance with the one I love while I'm alive. If I pass before you, don't be afraid, I'll wait for you and we'll dance again.

    Hope.
    That after death, the hope to dance again with those whom have passed before us, to dance again with the ones that have yet to pass, and to dance with the one I love.

    So let's talk about the elephant in the room:

    1) Is this a Christian song?

    Based on the fact that Delta Rae, or at least more specifically Ian and Brittany Hölljesas from the group, had made it publicly known that they're "very spiritual but not Christian", it's safe to say that this song is not about Jesus or the Christian faith specifically; although I would assume it's likely partially inspired by Christian beliefs as at least a few of their lyrics were inspired from childhood experiences during a time when their mother was exploring various churches.

    The one part of the song that may mis-align with Christian thought would be: "And when you reach for me, We'll dance in the darkness".
    The word darkness can mean a lot of things. One thing for certain is that this line refers to after-death. Additionally, while many will take this line to imply "no life after death", I believe that to be a flawed interpretation as the subject is clearing stating that they'll join together in the after-life. Of course, one could also argue that saying "I'll wait for you in the dark" comes from the same place as "We'll be together forever" where it's a romantic thought but not actually meaning a belief in the after-life or not. It's obvious that many ideas can be argued about this line alone, but factoring in the context of the rest of this song; and factoring in the spiritual beliefs of those whom wrote this song, it's apparent that they (at the very least) believe or want to believe of an after-life, regardless of a specific religion.

    Other lines also support this: "Gloria, like some other name we kept on calling ya... But I belong to all of your mysteries". They believe in a greater glory and by the lyrics claims he belongs to this glory [a being without mention to the kind of being].

    Or if you take into account an entire verse (verse 5?): "And we will walk beyond, Our daughters and sons. They will carry on, Like when we were young And we will stand beside, and breathe in the new life" is much more specific:
    - We'll walk beyond [death]
    - Our descendants will continue on with life just as we had continued on [with life] when we were young, as we too have also experienced the death(s) of those whom have passed before us.
    jarrettbarnetton October 24, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationI really enjoyed the song's view on celebrating as opposed to mourning. "And all of us are meant for the fire, but we keep rising up and walking the wires. So when we go below, don't lose us in mourning." In other words, we were all going to die, but life does end at death. We will celebrate so "dance" with us instead of crying.
    Kelabeteon February 10, 2013   Link

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