"Meet Me in the Woods" as written by and Ben Schneider....
I took a little journey to the unknown
And I come back changed, I can feel it in my bones
I fucked with the forces that our eyes can't see
Now the darkness got a hold on me
Holy darkness got a hold on me

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da

How long, baby, have I been away?
Oh, it feels like ages though you say it's only days
There ain't language for the things I've seen, yeah
And the truth is stranger than my own worst dreams
The truth is stranger than all my dreams
Holy darkness got a hold on me

I have seen what the darkness does
(Say goodbye to who I was)
I ain't never been away so long
(Don't look back, them days are gone)
Follow me into the endless night
(I can bring your fears to life)
Show me yours and I'll show you mine
(Meet me in the woods tonight)

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da

Yeah, the truth is stranger than my own worst dreams
Holy darkness got a hold on me

I have seen what the darkness does
(Say goodbye to who I was)
I ain't never been away so long
(Don't look back, them days are gone)
Follow me into the endless night
(I can bring your fears to life)
Show me yours and I'll show you mine
(Meet me in the woods tonight)

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da

Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da
Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh-Oh
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da
La-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da-Da


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"Meet Me in the Woods" as written by Ben Schneider

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    General CommentI have a somewhat more whimsical interpretation that will really display the adaptability in interpretation based on the lens through which the listener is viewing the lyrics. Anyway, this interpretation has no bearing on the LH story line but none the less...

    I imagine the speaker as an astronomer/astrophysicist that is enraptured and awestruck by (presumably) his work and the beauties of space in general. Every line makes perfect sense if looked at in this way.

    Add in the fact that LH has visited the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena and they have generally star/moon/space centric shots in their music videos, I would like to think that I'm not completely off.

    On a somewhat related note, I think the beauty of music in the abstract is that it doesn't matter what the writer intended, all that matters is what the melodies and lyrics make you feel. In that sense I hope LH doesn't lift the veil on the intentions of their writing as this would make some people "right" and some "wrong". We're all right and we can all enjoy it together while simultaneously finding an individual pleasure in thinking the song was written for our particular situation.

    Happy Saturday.
    Patches3on January 30, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song is what I think the song is about

    "I took a little journey to the unknown
    And I come back changed, I can feel it in my bones
    I fucked with the forces that our eyes can't see
    Now the darkness got a hold on me
    Holy darkness got a hold on me"

    Although we are cursed with original sin, our soul gives us the power to recognize situations that are evil that we may have been caught up in (addictions, bad behavior, jealousy, envy, etc.). This evil is taking away our ability to stay in the present and focus on our relationships and the simple beauty of life. It makes us not be in the present moment.

    Honesty to loved ones and personal reflection/meditation is the strongest power that we have against evil forces.

    "How long, baby, have I been away?
    Oh, it feels like ages though you say it's only days
    There ain't language for the things I've seen, yeah
    Yeah, the truth is stranger than my own worst dreams
    The truth is stranger than all my dreams
    Holy darkness got a hold on me"

    The person has temporarily broken away from the evil force's grasp and realizes all the things that they have missed in their life, and causes them to forget things or special moments in the past and is astounded. "The truth is stranger than my own worst dreams" means that the truth of being in an addiction or grasp of whatever evil force causes you to not be aware of what is actually going on and to pacify your hold on reality. And, as you reflect on the past, you can't figure out how everything went to shit, so it is a very mysterious/powerful evil force that you did not see coming.

    "I have seen what the darkness does
    (Say goodbye to who I was)
    I ain't never been away so long
    (Don't look back, them days are gone)
    Follow me into the endless night
    (I can bring your fears to life)
    Show me yours and I'll show you mine
    (Meet me in the woods tonight)"

    They have made the choice to move on from their past evil ways and has now learned by experience and personal reflection. And the only way to conquer it is to remain in the present and live in the present. Their partner is going to help them overcome it and talk it through while at the same time the partner also may share secrets of their past, and together they will be a stronger couple and individuals because of it.

    I think the woods is a metaphor for the natural world in general. LIfe can be beautiful, but other times life can by scary. There is fear of the unknown in nature, and naturally we sin without real thought or awareness of what we are doing until we later realize that those actions are not who we really are.

    The couple although in the dark woods (uncertainties of life in the natural world), will move forward and help each other out and prevent each other from falling back into a relapse of the past sin.
    arthur1989on May 06, 2015   Link
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    General CommentAs a trail runner I like to bring this song (the whole album) on long trail runs.

    imho actually this song could also be looked at in terms of endurance trail running. Show me yours and I'll show you mine is the standard greet of 100 miler finishers (you get belt buckles for those..)

    I took a little journey into the unknown - very descriptive of any ultra race you haven't been on before,

    And I come back changed, I can feel it in my bones - most people experience profound changes upon finishing their first ultra.

    I fucked with the forces that our eyes can't see - there is elation and demons like nowhere else in life when you've been running for 20 hours.

    Now the darkness got a hold on me
    Holy darkness got a hold on me - runner's low.

    etc etc :)
    maciej1020on November 29, 2016   Link

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