"The Light and Shade of Things" as written by and Jim Matheos Ray Alder....
You confess a lot of things
But you confess alone
The absense of a person brings
The burning question home

The nights are long, they turn to days
And sleep is not a friend
The voices though you hear them sing
Are only in your head
And you have not begun to fight
It slowly takes a toll
The burden of the little thing
Will never make you whole

I understand that feeling of dread, you're used to it
And thos empty promises are just the same
When our time had come to end, it's over then
It's over then, it's over

The light and shade of things
The light you held is gone
And although people change
I know it can't be far

The light and shade of things
And I can't understand
How one is more important
Than the other

You're nowhere now, you're nowhere now
I know that it's hard to find
A heart that's there inside
It's hard to find your heart now

Forget falling down, forget all that you've been
It's time to face those broken promises
Oh, burn the past, this thing has to end
I wish that it felt strange that you feel nothing

The light and shade of things
The light you held is gone
And although people change
I know it can't be far

The light and shade of things
And I can't understand
How one is more important
Than the other

You're nowhere now, you're nowhere now
I know that it's hard to find
A heart that's there inside
It's hard to find your heart now

Some roads are empty
Some roads just go on
And though you may walk alone, my friend
I know it won't be long

It's not over, not over yet
I know you can remember when
You gave away you heart in your hand
It's not over then, it's not over

I know, your heart is there
It's there inside


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"The Light and Shade of Things" as written by Jim Matheos Ray Alder

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    My Interpretation"You confess a lot of things
    But you confess alone
    The absense of a person brings
    The burning question home"

    Would seem they suggest that being lonely can cause your mind to race. Happiness could escape you with an ever-wandering mind.

    "The nights are long, they turn to days
    And sleep is not a friend
    The voices though you hear them sing
    Are only in your head"

    Re-enforces my point I think. Hard to sleep with a racing mind. Could also elude to anxiety or possibly schizophrenia but I don't see much evidence they're referencing that throughout the song.

    "Some roads are empty
    Some roads just go on
    And though you may walk alone, my friend
    I know it won't be long"

    Everyone has their problems, and while many will see it as a never-ending process, like having depression or anxiety, you can make it to the end. The loneliness is temporary, for you will find that person to confide in (or thing depending on what satisfies the need to not be lonely).

    "I know, your heart is there
    It's there inside"

    You're still capable of love or happiness or whatever you think you've lost.
    FranticJ3on August 05, 2016   Link

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