Hush now don't cry
Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
You're lying safe in bed
It was all a bad dream
Spinning in your head
Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
So here it is, another chance
Wide awake you face the day
Your dream is over
Or has it just begun?

There's a place I like to hide
A doorway that I run through in the night
Relax child, you were there
But only didn't realize it and you were scared
It's a place where you will learn
To face your fears, retrace the years
And ride the whims of your mind
Commanding in another world
Suddenly, you hear and see
This magic new dimension

I will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you, in silent lucidity

Visualize your dream
Record it in the present tense
Put it into a permanent form
If you persist in your efforts
You can achieve dream control
Dream control
How's that then, better?
Dream control
Dream control (hug me)
Dream control
Hug me

If you open your mind for me
You won't rely on open eyes to see
The walls you built within
Come tumbling down, and a new world will begin
Living twice at once you learn
You're safe from pain in the dream domain
A soul set free to fly
A round trip journey in your head
Master of illusion, can you realize
Your dream's alive, you can be the guide but

I will be watching over you
I am gonna help you see it through
I will protect you in the night
I am smiling next to you

Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21, edited by XXX729, Aerorella

Silent Lucidity song meanings
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  • +14
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    My husband was killed August 24 2011. I rarely dream but when I did it was always the same dream, him dying basically the way he did. My husband always told me not to worry he was always careful. Careful had nothing to do with was more of a wrong place wrong time. Since then I have had no more dreams I remember but hope that what I am doing is how he would like me to proceed in life. Today I went and signed for my house. As I was signing I was wondering if I was doing the right thing. As I started to drive away from the title company Silent Lucidity came on the radio. Whatever it may really mean, to me it meant that my husband is with me and watching over me and making sure I'm doing the right thing. Not that my crying is ever going to stop, but at least I found some comfort is knowing that he is still with me, keeping an eye on me.

    mrcollinswifeon April 24, 2012   Link
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    Esenthiel's right. This song is entirely about experiencing a lucid dream. All the lyrics refer to it. In short, lucid dreaming is when you realize, within your own dream, that you are dreaming. When that happens, you can literally take control of your own dream and do with it what you want. I've experienced a few of these myself, although I don't study it as much as most people. It's quite an interesting experience. Within a dream, you can literally do whatever you want. "The walls you built within come tumbling down and a new world will begin."

    KresentPhreshon June 21, 2004   Link
  • +6
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    This song is so different to me. It makes me really think deeply. Honestly, my dad just showed it to me last weekend so I had never heard it before. But It carries significant meaning to my life specifically. My dad had a 6-way bypass heart surgery in 2008 over thanksgiving break and he thought he was going to die, so once while I was laying my head on his legs in the hospital bed, he told me a story.

    When my Mom found out she was pregnant with me, my parents had already separated and weren't looking to have anymore children. They had talked about how to deal, I guess. They decided to have me aborted. Then one day they were driving to the abortion clinic, and there was a song playing. Since they refused to speak in the car, they listened to this song. Then, while the song was still playing, My father parked next to the clinic, conflicted with a mixture of emotion I'm guessing. In this song, the guitar solo played and my dad listened to the voices in the background and finally heard what sounded like "help me" at the end of that solo. Tears immediately started in his eyes and as my mother started to get out, my dad stopped her and admitted he couldn't do it. Then they drove off, and here I am today:)

    But this song is just so moving, I have lost several loved ones and lyrics like these really make it hard not to cry every time I hear them. I never thought a song could move me this much.

    great song:)

    kpossibleon October 06, 2009   Link
  • +5
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    Since I'm really into spirituality, first, I think everyone's adaptations are valid. I feel this song is a song from God, All That Is, the creator, our source, whatever you want to call it. I'll break down the lyrics...

    God or our Higher Self that is connected to our lower self or ego or mind is calming us, talking about a bad dream in our head...this can be a regular dream but I think this is LIFE, just a dream, an illusion. Our minds are tricked to think the pain of life, this dream, is real. The line about being tricked to feel the pain about someone close leaving the game really hit home with me because I lost my brother when he was only 27. ANother chance, wide awake to face another day, dream is over (we think our night dreams are dreams but daily life is real) or has it just begun? Meaning...our lives are truly the dream of a Higher Self and ultimately, God.

    There's a place I like to hide...this is God or Higher Self talking about the void, the singularity from which all comes from, a doorway that God comes through in the night...a place that is not our third dimension. Relax child (us) you were there...yes, we come from Source and a higher part of ourselves are always connected to source so we came from this place (there) but didn't realize and we were scared. Our lower selves, the ego, is disconnected from what we truly are and that oneness can be pretty scary!

    To face your fears, retrace the years and ride the whims of your mind. In transcending the ego and realizing who we really are, we must face our fears and darkness, we see everything we have been and how we have affected everything in retracing the years and riding the whims of our mind is seeing that our mind is only temporary and creates reality through the whims of its desires...

    Commanding in another world, this is our Higher Self commanding or guiding our lower selves or egos from another world, the world that is limitless, the world from which we truly come from...spirit or the void...suddenly you hear and see this magic new dimension...this is if you can go inside, transcend the ego and the illusion that your mind creates and see who you really are and that we are all sparks of God or source...the magic new dimension is the place where there are no limits. The I in the new few lines can be interpreted as God, our your own Higher Self, watching over your lower self...guiding you back to where you came from, protecting you, quietly with you without interrupting your free will to create and "dream" a life.

    If you open your mind for me, you won't rely on open eyes to see. If you open your mind to God and who you truly are, you won't need your physical eyes to will be going inside and seeing as whole spirit. The walls you build within come tumbling down and a new world will begin. The walls we build with our mind and ego through programming and illusion and disconnectedness with our source, if we transcend that mind and connect with who we are, will go away, we will see the illusion and dream for what it is and we will reconnect with oneness again and live in a new world, so to speak...the veil will be lifted and we will not be asleep to who we are anymore.

    Living twice at once you twice at once means that we think we are only our ego, our mind, our body, our personality but we are so much more, we are pure spirit only projecting itself into this mind and body so we are two beings living twice at once...

    You learn through recognizing that you are pure spirit and limitless that you are safe from pain (an illusion) in the dream domain (what we think is real life), a soul set free to fly...yes! We are pure spirit, not really bodies and minds! If we recognize our true limitlessness, we are not imprisoned by the mind and its dream. A round trip journey in your head...all of our physical reality is created from spirit and through the mind first and finally into physicality, ask any quantum physicist! We create from nothing into God or creator did in the beginning as we are co-creators. Master of Illusion (that's us!) can you realize? Can you wake up to who you really are?

    Your dream's alive (coming from spirit) you can be the guide (you can get in touch with your true, Higher Self, with the God source) but... and then again, the I is God or Higher Self reassuring your lower/ego self.

    This song is about enlightenment and who we truly are. It is about a lot of things, lucid dreaming, personal messages to listeners, etc. but on a whole, this song is talking to the real you asking you to WAKE UP!!!

    This song is absolutely amazing to me and shakes me to the core every time I listen to it. It resonates with TRUTH. I hope I've helped some with this comment! Lots of light and love, Kel from Ohio.

    KLHon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +4
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    This song is absolutely a classic. The song is sultry, mesmerizing, soothing and spiritual...The Great songs, I mean the really Great songs in all of history have one thing in common...They evoke emotion. This song is no exception. It is both complex and simplistic. It is a multiplex of meanings as well as emotions, as evidenced by the diverse comments from a variety of individuals. The most obvious meaning of course, is the lucid dream (consciously controlled dream) But I believe this is much more than that, (whether intended or not). For some it is accepting death, watching a child sleeping, coming to terms with our own mortality or breaking down walls for personal growth. This song has definitely evoked emotion. I have had many fantasy while listening to this song. Thoughts of a love lost with a hope of rebirth, being comforted by my spouse, knowing the heavenly father or seeing clarity within my sons eyes (the eyes are the silent souls that can speak and penetrate us and others to the deepest core of our own being, our own existence) I have had changing experiences throughout my life and can find different meanings within this song depending where I am within my life (thoughts of past, present and future) The song is like a cloud, it is so often at just a glance only a cloud, but then when we let the mind wander and search we can find the beauty and forms that a cloud may take and to our wonderment we see intricacies and forms that become much more than the cloud itself (we now see through child's eyes). How wonderful to have a song composed within my life that so resembles art that it makes me weep, smile and yes stay in quiet clarity or best said in Silent Lucidity.

    Mopagaon December 08, 2011   Link
  • +3
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    We may lose our loved ones to Death, but they will always be right next to us in Spirit.

    I first heard this song sung by a girl at a karaoke bar. Someone whispered to me while she was singing, "She's got AIDS, yknow." The song meant even more to me then.


    ShandysGirlon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +3
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    The lucid dreaming interpretations above are of course correct. Guitarist Chris DeGarmo said to Kerrang! Magazine in June 1990: "'Silent Lucidity' is probably one of the most genuinely out there things we've ever done. It's about what they call 'lucid dreaming'. Or 'dream-control'. Basically, just opening up the doors to your subconscious mind, and learning how to master your dreams. Actually be able to steer and control them."

    Porchon January 10, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    many people might say this song is about dreams, which i guess is correct.

    to me, this song is about embracing death. not so much as in a BOC "Don't Fear The Reaper" kind of way.

    it's about crossing over. i always regarded death more as just a prolonged sleep, the events of your life flickering like a film strip before your eyes.

    this song could even be regarded as a message, from those who have gone before us, that there is nothing to fear, no pain. and that they are waiting on the other side to guide us.

    roger wilcoon May 14, 2002   Link
  • +2
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    to Zenwizard, the (I) on the song is's like a belief that all things have positive and negative; that in Physics, everything exist with it's counterpart and in Religion there's always the Good and the Evil... it's the same here; will you take the good- you or the bad- you... you want to live a fulfiiled life or a loser life... are you want to live in fear or live bravery...i'm smiling next o you,,,,

    humandollon May 14, 2005   Link
  • +1
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    I used to have a recurring nightmare about death. I'd wake up every night and start crying. I had abusive parents and used to hide behind my bedroom door at night. My family thought very little of me. I became what they saw in me. By doing so, I became a master of illusion. A caring man with very special gifts let me know that I am never alone. He helped me to see that I can overcome this tragedy in my life, but I need to break down the walls I built within me and learn to trust him. Lucid dreams helped me to learn dream control and when I confront danger in my dreams I fly like a bird. He helped me to realize that my life dreams can become a reality. There is a message in the middle of the song where you here me crying out for help, my step-father's yelling "How dare you do that!", my mother states "Jack don't!", my father asks "What's that?" and my brother says "Don't be stupid!" My name is mentioned several times. This song is about my life.

    rainstormon April 26, 2002   Link

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