In the beginning
there was one source of light
it would die and come back every night
as a woman showing off her thighs
just a little bit at a time

In the beginning
everyone bowed their heads toward the light
They would dance and eat their friends alive
They were not happy then
These were simpler times

Now we all play
We're the moth
We're the flame
We were aware of the danger
We could not keep away
My eyes are open

In the beginning
I was standing out in the yard
with my father pointing up at the stars
and I asked, "Do you think there is life on Mars?
Is their life like ours?"

From here I see a light left on
in a house like mine and out in the lawn
There's a man like you and a smaller one
I looked in the mirror
I have seen my son

Oh, I know
How the universe, it shows itself
But it's always getting bigger like you
I was told that I'd grow up to be myself
I thought I would get bigger too

Look what I have found (look what I have found) (x2)
An artificial light, come and gather around
This is why we have lovers and why we need the fighters
This is why the arms race and particle colliders
Mine is a humble flame. Just a little, white lighter

And it belongs to me (x3)

I woke up in the morning
to a pale light tangled in your hair
And I never wake before you
but this time I caught you sleeping there

Yes, you are my sunlight
You are my last breath of air
I would try to hold it
I would try to keep the moment
Like a photograph of the sunset
Like a little kid with a bug net
Like a dying man, I swear

You belong to me (x2)
If you belong to anyone,
then you belong to me.
But I have no other place to keep you safe,
but in my shaky ever shaking melody.

The light goes off
hope it comes back on
I'll be here
In my familiar haunts
With a broken jar
and a stolen song
Wait for the light
To come back on


Lyrics submitted by shev, edited by SimonZaius, ksuwdboots, magicaldog

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    General CommentYes, you are my sunlight
    You are my last breath of air
    I would try to hold it
    I would try to keep the moment
    Like a photograph of the sunset
    Like a little kid with a broken neck
    Like a dying man, I swear

    I'm pretty sure it should be:

    Like a little kid with a bug net
    Deltafireon May 29, 2014   Link

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