"Lanterns Lit" as written by and Ryan W. Lott....
Memory rushes in
Then washes you away
I am losing you to the sea

I'll break from the weight of my mind
But your ghost I will gladly bear

And with all your grief in my arms
I will labor by singing light

I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit
I'll keep my lanterns lit

If you had a single flaw
You just could not last forever, could you?
You just could not last for me


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"Lanterns Lit" as written by Ryan W. Lott

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    My InterpretationWith a lot of Son Lux songs, I see religious parallels. This one is to the parable of the Bridegroom coming and the running out of oil in people's lamps. The narrator is keeping their lantern lit for the coming of Christ, repeating that they will remain faithful multiple times. But curiously in the end he says you just could not last for me, makes it a more sorrowful song despite its beauty. It leaves you wondering whether he has actually lost faith or is just facing hardships.
    Excalibur7on March 04, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI do not know what this song means for the writer but for me when I hear this I can't help but think of the loss of a precious one. It could be due to death or just life pulling them away.
    They were so dear to them and now they're gone. The thought of them brings on waves of sorrow and they struggle to be happy. Keeping their lanterns lit makes me think they are hoping the lost one will find their way back to them... but they're gone.
    Maven452on August 22, 2016   Link

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