Passing by you light up my darkest skies
You'll take only seconds to draw me in
So be mine and your innocence I will consume

Dark shines
Bringing me down
Making my heart feel sore
Because it's good

Hold your hands up to your eyes again
Hide from the scary scenes, suppress your fears
So be mine and your innocence I will consume

Dark shines
Bringing me down
Making my heart feel sore
Because it's good
You're dark shines
Bringing me down
Making my heart feel sore
Because it's good

Dark shines
Bringing me down
Making my heart feel sore
Because it's good


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Dark Shines Lyrics as written by Matthew James Bellamy

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    General CommentLike everyone has said before, I think it's about a guy who's dangerous or has a darkness inside of him and doesn't want it to affect the sweet, innocent girl he's falling in love with.

    Ex: "Dark shines
    Bringing me down
    Making my heart feel sore
    Because it's good"

    He's drawn to her because of how pure she is, but at the same time he's having an internal dilemma about ruining her pureness, almost like he'd be desecrating something holy by getting too close to her. He feels she should never be touched by the likes of him, yet all he can think about is touching her.

    Ex: "Passing by you light up my darkest skies
    You'll take only seconds to draw me in
    So be mine and your innocence I will consume"

    He also seems to be afraid of scaring her away with how dark he is, yet at the same time he wants her to embrace the "scary things" about him and love him. He knows he's no good for her and has tried to scare her away and maybe even avoid her, but he keeps being drawn in and can't stop wanting her.

    Ex: "Hold your hands up to your eyes again
    Hide from the scary scenes, suppress your fears
    So be mine and your innocence I will consume"

    But he fears doing so will make her dark like him and yet he wants her to be like him. Eventually, he probably doesn't even try to run away anymore, but he still feels guilty about making her dark. Yet at the same time, he loves what he's doing.

    Ex: "You're dark shines
    Bringing me down
    Making my heart feel sore
    Because it's good"

    Yes, it sounds like a vampiric relationship, but I think it could be used for other relationships as well. There's a lot of self-loathing in this song, yet a lot of longing to be loved. I guess opposites really attract in this case.
    v8pluveron January 28, 2014   Link

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