"Red Eye" as written by and James Keogh....
She don't like small places
Give her highways and byways
And don't get stuck in her head
And it's been so long
And I will read into everything you don't say
All of your silent ways

I'm a dog lying down on a warm bit of pavement
Checking this collar you see what the name is
Think that it's worth it?
Well, I hope that you're right
You're falling asleep on the red eye tonight

And you know that you're looking well
Won't you come through my door asking "How was your day?"
Well you know that I'm still a dog
And I'm trusting my nose, will it show me the way?

I'm glad that you're still here
Won't you hold up a candle?
I'm stumbling in the dark
And when I needed hope
I remind myself that at least I got one thing right
It will always be right

I'm a dog lying down on a warm bit of pavement
Checking this collar you see what the name is
Think that it's worth it?
Well, I hope that you're right
You're falling asleep on the red eye tonight

And you know that you're looking well
Won't you come through my door asking "How was your day?"
Well you know that I'm still a dog
And I'm trusting my nose, will it show me the way?

Won't you get out while you can?
Won't you cover your eyes
If you're tired of seeing?
Won't you get out while you can?
Try saving yourself

Can we talk in the morning?
Oh, baby it's late
Can we talk in the morning?
Oh, baby it's late
Can we talk in the morning?
Tell me when, tell me when
Oh, baby it's late
Can we talk in the morning?
Tell me when, tell me when
Oh, baby it's late, baby it's late
Tell me when, tell me when
Tell me when, tell me when, tell me when
Tell me when, tell me when, tell me when
Tell me when, tell me when, tell me when
Tell me


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"Red Eye" as written by James Keogh

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    My InterpretationI've been listening to this song for a long while now and I really love it!

    In my opinion it's about this relationship. It's probably a dysfunctional one.
    So the song begins with the boy telling us that he's struggling to please the girl. He's trying to read her mind since she won't tell him what she wants and thinks.

    In the pre-chorus the boy tells us that he's still in the warm and loving arms of this girl but he doesn't really know if he still belongs to her, thus he's checking the name in his collar to see if it has the girl's name.
    Falling asleep on the red eye emphasizes the fact that the girl is struggling finding her sleep at nights. Probably because she thinks a lot about their relationship/problems.

    In the second verse, he tells us how thankful he is that the girl is still sticking around, she's still there for him. He's going through a dark time in his life and the girl holding up a candle symbolizes her as his guiding light.

    In the bridge he's telling the girl to save herself (from him, from their unhealthy relationship) before it's too late. He knows he's hurting the girl somehow.

    But he obviously can't let go of her, he wants her to stay. So he tells her that it's late therefore they should just have the discussion tomorrow. It's like an excuse so he could still see her by the next day.
    BipolarPandaon May 07, 2015   Link

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