By day give thanks
By night beware
Half the world in sweetness
The other in fear

When the darkness takes you
With her hand across your face
Don't give in too quickly
Find the thing she's erased

Find the line, find the shape
Through the grain
Find the outline, things will
Tell you their name

The table. the guitar
The empty glass

All will blend together when
Daylight has passed

Find the line, find the shape
Through the grain
Find the outline, things will
Tell you their name

Now I watch you falling into sleep
Watch your fist curl against the sheet
Watch your lips fall open and your eyes dim
In blind faith

I would shelter you
Keep you in light
But I can only teach you
Night vision
Night vision
Night vision


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by trt1025340

Night Vision Lyrics as written by Suzanne Vega Anton Sanko

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    My Interpretation

    When the darkness takes you with her hand across your face....

    This is Depression telling you that you belong to Her now.

    A person who resides in Depression may protect, nurture, or mentor another - but they can only teach you about the world through the lens of depression.

    They can only teach you... night vision.

    PNW42on August 16, 2022   Link
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    General Comment

    This song is based on the poem 'Juan Gris' by Paul Éluard

    nicetomeet_Tzuon April 14, 2023   Link

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