"Director" as written by and Peter Silberman Michael Lerner....
From a stage in your heart
I can tell that you're far from yourself when you barter your lust for your health
And when you claim it's all a play, and you just don't care
I only stare
I’m a director watching you rehearse

You say
"Lend me your eyes to evolve from that actor I fight in the dark,
where I'm two twins I can't tell apart!"
But you remember which is which when the wrong man wins
You will hate who you are ’til you overthrow who you've been
How’d you expect your soul to send a whole
patrol if you were too far gone for me to know where to find you?
I’ve wandered out alone into your cold unknown to try to bring you home
So you forgot your way?
Well I’m trying to remind you


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"Director" as written by Michael Lerner Darby Cicci

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    My InterpretationI have a different interpretation. I feel that the song is from the viewpoint of a friend, of a girl who married someone to sustain herself, against her own wishes and desires. We do not know the exact reasons for the marriage, but the song feels like a reunion of the two friends, after a long time, and he tells her that its not like her to "barter your lust for your health" and its too far removed and artificial from her usual self. She asks him for help, 'cause she herself is confused by her own thoughts and actions. "Lend me your eyes to evolve from that actor I fight in the dark, where I'm two twins I can't tell apart!"

    In response, he tells her one of the most striking lines of the song "You will hate who you are ’til you overthrow who you've been".

    We do not know whether he was in love with her or not, but he mentions that he had tried to save her in spite of the "cold", but she had been too far away for him.

    And then Silberman sings the conclusion most beautifully,
    "So you forgot your way?
    Well I'm trying to remind you"
    mriganka11on September 08, 2016   Link
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    General CommentFeels like it talks about much the same things as "Palace".
    Cyberghoston June 02, 2014   Link

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