"Dark on Me" as written by and Rob Graves Dustin Paul Bates....
There's no hate, there's no love
Only dark skies that hang above
I call your name as I walk alone
Send a signal to guide me home
Light the night up, you're my dark star
And now you're falling away

But I found in you, what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you en-dark on me

You're the cause, the antidote
The sinking ship that I could not let go
Who led my way and disappeared
How could you just walk away and leave me here?
Light the night up, you're my dark star
And now you're falling away

But I found in you, what was lost in me
In a world so cold and empty
I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you en-dark on me

I can't do this on my own
You're all I've got to guide me home

I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you en-dark on me
Dark on me, dark on me, dark on me
Dark on me, dark on me

I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
In the dead of night, you en-dark on me


Lyrics submitted by Snake250, edited by HenceTheIssues, LDS101, kellycr, Ricochet

"Dark on Me" as written by Paul Trust Dustin Paul Bates

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    My Interpretation1) There's no hate, there's no love
    2) Only dark skies that hang above
    3) I call your name as I walk alone
    4) Send a signal to guide me home

    5) Light the night up, you're my dark star
    6) And now you're falling away

    7) But I found in you, what was lost in me
    8) In a world so cold and empty
    9) I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
    10) In the dead of night, you went dark on me

    11) You're the cause, the antidote
    12) The sinking ship that I could not let go
    13) You led my way and disappeared
    14) How could you just walk away and leave me here?

    15) Light the night up, you're my dark star
    16) And now you're falling away

    17) But I found in you, what was lost in me
    18) In a world so cold and empty
    19) I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
    20) In the dead of night, you went dark on me

    21) Blinded, I can't do this on my own
    22) You were all I've got to guide me home

    23) I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
    24) In the dead of night, you went dark on me
    25) Dark on me, dark on me, dark on me
    26) Dark on me, dark on me

    27) I could lie awake just to watch you breathe
    28) In the dead of night, you went dark on me



    *1* We never hated each other, but now you're gone and so is the love.
    *2* Now there's a cloud of grief above, following me around.
    *3* I need you now that I'm alone.
    *4* You left me behind and I need you again.
    *5* (My) best guess is that Dustin means this as a metaphor. Dark stars are ____objects (possibly stars, they don;t know) that give off little light, so even the ____slightest presence of them "lit my night up".
    *6* The light you gave off is dimming; or, in literal terms, there isn't even a slightest presence anymore

    *7* You brought out a part of me that I thought was gone forever.
    *8* I was feeling lost and alone before you came to save me.
    *9* I feel secure enough just staring at you, knowing that you're here and alive
    *10* Out of no where, you left me.


    *11* The fact that you're gone is the reason for why I'm in pain, and the antidote ____is your presence once again.
    *12* You (a ship) are leaving my life (sinking) but I can't let go of the idea of you.
    *13* You guided me and instantly vanished
    *14* self explanatory

    *15* (see 5)
    *16* (see 6)

    *17* (see 7)
    *18* (see 8)
    *19* (see 9)
    *20* (see 10)

    *21* I might as well be blind without you. I can't do a thing without your help.
    *22* You were all I had in this world.

    *23* (see 5)
    *24* (see 6)
    *25*
    *26*

    *27* (see 9)
    *28* (see 10)





    Overall, I'm not exactly sure what the story is, but I think it's either about suddenly being dumped by someone who you thought it was going great with, or it's about losing someone to death (where it says "I could lie awake just to watch you breathe, that could mean that, at this point, just knowing that they're not dead is comfort enough) ("sinking ship" and "dark star" could both mean that death was slowly approaching and life was fading). Either way, it's about losing the only one that really mattered to you.

    (note: I copied and pasted the lyrics and I'm too lazy to review, so I apologize if I missed a correction)
    Breaking carlon January 05, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about love being a beacon. His lover was his world ("found in you what was lost in me" / "the cause, the antidote") and made him feel grounded in life ("guide me home"). She left for inexplicable reasons and now he's lost.

    "You en-dark on me" is nonsense. The lyric should be "You went dark on me", meaning the beacon went out.

    A dark star is (was) a real thing (astronomy reference, as with most Starset songs) - from the early universe. They didn't emit much light, just radiation. This description makes his connection to her more visceral - invisible, inexorable - and the pain of losing her guidance more devastating.

    This is in my top 3 favorite Starset songs. Beautiful. (But just once can we have a happy/hopeful love song from the band?)
    Ricocheton June 02, 2017   Link

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