"Sights" as written by Daniel Harry Joseph Rothman, Dominic Ashley Ronald Major and Hannah Felicity May Reid....
What are you afraid of
I know that you are
Keep it in your sights now
And don't let it go far
What are you afraid of
Making it better
Keep it by your side now
Whatever the weather
Keep it together
Keep it together
What did you do
Wonder where your heart came from
What have you done
My only friend keep on
Wander or leave
Turn into winter lights
Keeping your strength
When it gets dark at night
What are you made of
Water and glass
Keep it in your sights now
It's keeping you up
Keep it together
Keep it together

What did you do, wonder where
Your heart came from
What have you done
My only friend keep on
Wander or leave,
Turn into winter lights
Keeping your strength
When it gets dark at night

Keep on
Keep the straight line
I'm running, running
The straight line

What did you do, wonder where
Your heart came from
What have you done
My only friend keep on
Wander or leave,
Turn into winter lights
Keeping your strength
When it gets dark at night

What you're feeling
It's what I'm feeling too
What you're made of
It's what I'm made of too
What are you afraid of
I know that you are
What are you afraid of
I know that you are


Lyrics submitted by kateejo17, edited by Toyk

"Sights" as written by Dominic Ashley Ronald Major Daniel Harry Joseph Rothman

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  • +3
    General CommentSince no one's given it a try so far, I might as well get the ball rolling.

    To me, it feels like a love story in the making. She knows the object of her desire is feeling the same thing she is, yet he does not act on it. On the inside, she's urging the other person to step up and admit his feelings, but she suspects he's too scared to open up to those feelings.

    Probably because both of them are in a tough spot (perhaps they're already friends?)--> 'What are you afraid of? Making it better?'
    ...and it would not be bearable should they lose what they have right now

    --> 'keep on, keep it together' might in this case refer to the difficulty of the decision he has to make: will he risk it? --> he'll wander around some more or leave.. It's as if she's looking at him from a distance, watching him struggle with himself and his fear of taking the leap. She then hopes he'll be strong, stay on his path and 'keep the straight line' , in which case they will run into each other and they'll be where they need to be.
    This way, she needs him to be like winter lights, lighting up the dark path that is full of trouble and is keeping them apart. It seems however he's even more scared than she is and she hopes he'll not give up.


    ~ It's just a guess, I hope someone has more/other insights about the story behind these lyrics and this great song. It's one of my favourites from their album!

    Cheers
    LQNDQNon January 12, 2014   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me, this is a song about a friend worrying about another friend because they are starting to walk a dark road. This friend is starting to make bad decisions and is becoming destructive in some way and the other friend is just watching them from afar.

    "Wonder where your heart came from
    What have you done
    My only friend keep on
    Wander or leave"

    This part to me seems like it is asking how the friend became like this and why they are continuing to do what they do. They are also telling the friend to keep on questioning their actions and leave these bad choices behind.

    "What you're feeling
    It's what I'm feeling too
    What you're made of
    It's what I'm made of too
    What are you afraid of
    I know that you are
    What are you afraid of
    I know that you are"

    This part shows that even though one of the friends is the one making the bad choices, they are also affecting the other friend because she is watching her friend fall apart. They are both struggling in their own ways.
    tohnoon June 06, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me think of dear Peaches Geldof…I wonder where her kind heart came from. I wonder what she did…what made her go away forever.
    marilyn100on April 15, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionIn my opinion I feel like this song is an inner conflict with one's self, as all they have is themselves being their only friend and are afraid of overcoming an obstacle but have the urge to do so but fear the outcome so they keep locked deep inside.
    Uhuru95on April 09, 2015   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationi would say the song is about being mentally ill and dealing with the thoughts that coincide with being mentally ill.

    What are you afraid of
    I know that you are
    Keep it in your sights now
    And don’t let it go far

    what are you afraid of?... going bonkers lol
    keep it in your sights... do your best and try not to let it get out of hand

    i have interpreted every lyric to suit what i want it to mean but i won't bore you... theirs no way i can be right word for word but "keep it together. whatever the weather." "keeping your strength when it gets dark at night"...pretty sure im on to something :)

    "wonder where your heart came from" ... personally being mentally ill i personally ALWAYS question the nature of reality and the meaning of it all. I'm constantly thinking why the shit am i hear. sometimes (a wee weird i know) i get stuck on a thought like what if this is all for me. oh and you of course ;) LOL....its 130AM and i may regret this tomorow...naaahhh...

    anyways amazing song and the beautiful icing on the cake for me are the lyrics...

    What you’re feeling
    It’s what I’m feeling too
    What you’re made of
    It’s what I’m made of too

    it's like shes saying she's on the same boat as me! :)

    "
    nearfantasticaon December 18, 2015   Link

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