"The Light and the Glass" as written by and Claudio/todd Sanchez....
Slowly the pen touches paper in the guidance of the words that you write.
Memories roll in; of the things you once did
and who you had shared them with. Is somebody thinking of you?
Did I bother telling you this, with the words that cross teeth and jump lips?
A poor choice of words, in wanting to tell you anything.
But words don't come with ease. They're forever my hurt.
Would it really matter, if you were to count the days left with your hands?
Your focus secure and the loves you left; well
smiles staged in photographs here until...

You, you left the light on.
There's a chance I might have tripped, girl
You were there to hold on.

Ignoring the words of your obnoxious little brother;
kill or be killed spilled the words from your mother.
I'll lay awake for a while.
I'll leave the light on a while.
But you couldn't last a lifetime. Caught between here and the days of it;
carving her name across your arm with every wish. It's hit or miss... her.
I told you so. I measured distance in lines departing the rest of my life.

But you, you, you... you had better things to do [x2]
Liar, liar, liar, liar. [x6]

Ignoring the words of your obnoxious little brother;
kill or be killed spilled the words from your mother.
I'll lay awake for a while.
I'll leave the light on a while.
But you couldn't last a lifetime. Caught between here and the days of it;
carving her name across your arm with every wish. It's hit or miss... her.
I told you so. I measured distance in lines departing the rest of my life.

If you get put to sleep, like an old dog, you're better off.
If you get put to sleep;
I've been cautious with the words I extend.
Allow this year before the world starts to end.

Your father's dead. He passed in his sleep,
and I woke to the sounds of her crying.

Your father's dead. He passed in his sleep.

Pray for us all. [to fade]


Lyrics submitted by fallacies, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"The Light & The Glass" as written by Travis Stever Claudio Sanchez

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    General Commentokay, i have a few ideas about this song. my main thought is that this whole album, is kind of a love story with claudio and newo, with action, and despair and everything else going on in these two characters lives. i think this song, is about him reflecting on his relationship with newo and how he misses her. she waited for him to return at the end of the second stage turbine blade... and the call came in. and claudio did return to her. and she had lost hope because of "junesong provision". saying he's not comming home. and now his relationship with newo has gone down the tubes after everthing that happened in the velourium camper 1, 2 and 3, and he wants her back. at the end of the song, he realizes that he can't dwell on it. and he has to get back to work. the whole "your father's dead...." part is him reliving the realization that his father has died, and now claudio has to try his best to pretect everyone in his fathers name. so pray for them all....
    genociaon May 06, 2004   Link

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