"The Traveller" as written by and Alex Kristian Scally Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand....
When I come home
You're just lying there
Face against the wall
Never had a care

I am just a traveller
There's no light in this room
And the body's aching at night

Would I be acting up
If i said
It's not enough

Who knows who else who is with
No one is with the traveller
There's a light in my eyes
And a future invisible now

Heard it's your birthday
Candles in a trow row
Better blow them quick
Before they're melting on the floor

You were never a traveller
There's no light in your room
And the bodies don't ache in the night

Would I be acting up
If i said
Not that much

Who else would do anything for the traveller
There's a light in her eyes
And a future visible touch

I was looking out of the window at the sky
Starless vigil of a life that has gone by
Saturn turning and I feel there's not much more
For a vision of the night turn off your light


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    General CommentI was looking out of the window at the sky
    Starless vigil of a life that has gone by
    Saturn turning and I feel there's not much more
    For a vision of the night turn off your light

    My favourite part of the song
    rockmelonson February 27, 2016   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first stanza to me seemed literal about coming home and not feeling loved "going through the motions of a relationship"

    I am just a traveller/body aching- This is the realization of being someone who appreciates life in its purest form. Someone here for love as opposed to the chase of societal acceptance/money. Life is not forever we are merely just here for a short while. Much like silver souls and being driven by spirit.

    Would I be acting up if I said its not enough?
    There is nothing blatantly wrong with this relationship it is just not what she wants. She wants another 'traveller'

    Who knows who else is with- Missed opportunities with others who may be the travelers she likes to believe they are still single and unsatisfied. This is where you may delve into the thought of soulmates. Finding someone else with the light in their eyes who can appreciate this life. The invisible future is these other opportunities never happening.

    Heard its your birthday now- This is almost mocking the non-traveller as they are getting old and celebrating it even tho their life is still so shallow. Theres some kind of literary element with 'blow' and them melting away as that represents the non travellers (money people not looking for love but yet for social acceptance)

    Her partner is not a traveller. She cannot get them riled up and they are quite content not having the itch/ache to get out there and do the glorious things that come with our short lives.

    Would I be acting up if I said not that much? This is giving in and becoming complacent with her partner even tho she knows they are not the 'one'

    She feels she cant do any better and that this person is the best shot they have. Wrapping up the song with accepting her life being relatively little in the grand scheme as we can often times find solace in the fact that we are so small compared to the rest of our worlds. To feel small and to be able to fully embrace the night you must turn your light (thrive, want for the deeper more for fulfilling goals in life) off in order to enjoy being small. Nobody should ever enjoy being small and giving into a 9-5 lifestlye of money, cars, jobs. Our time here is far too short to spend it worrying about other peoples thoughts of us. So to me this is a rather dim ending. Beautiful song!
    bigblank62on November 17, 2016   Link

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