"On the Edge Of" as written by and Mimi J. Parker George Alan Sparhawk....
It's a long way home,
When you're on your own,
And your only friends are traffic lights,
Speaking in Morse code,
Yeah the road is long,
And I am tired,
But with you on my horizon,
I will drive until it all breaks down

'Cause I can't breathe without you near,
You keep me safe,
Keep me sane,
Keep me honest,

You keep me alive,
On the edge of tonight,
Chasing tomorrow,
With fire in my eyes, (Yeah)
You're like a siren in the dark,
You're the beat playing in my heart,
You keep me alive,
On the edge of tonight, (Yeah)

Spent my whole damn life,
Trying to get things right,
And for every one of my mistakes,
You gave me all these chances,
When the roads too long,
I am tired,
Baby you are my horizon,
And I'll drive until it all breaks down,

You keep me alive,
On the edge of tonight,
Chasing tomorrow,
With fire in my eyes, (Yeah)
You're like a siren in the dark,
You're the beat playing in my heart,
You keep me alive,
On the edge of tonight, (Yeah)

(You keep me safe,
You keep me sane,
You keep me honest, honest, honest, oh woah
You keep me safe,
You keep me sane,
You keep me honest)

You keep me alive,
On the edge of tonight,
Chasing tomorrow,
With fire in my eyes, (Yeah)
You're like a siren in the dark,
You're the beat playing in my heart,
You keep me alive,
On the edge of tonight, (Yeah)

We're on the edge of tonight
The edge of tonight
You keep me safe,
You keep me sane,
You keep me honest, honest, honest (Standing on the edge of tonight)
On the edge of tonight
The edge of tonight
The edge of tonight


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"The Edge of Tonight" as written by Alexander Gaskarth John William Feldmann

Lyrics © RED BULL MEDIA HOUSE NA, INC.

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    My InterpretationMaybe I've got tunnel vision about this, and only see things in this way due to a bad breakup, but this looks kind of like that.

    One side (I'm guessing the man due to Alan's vocal dominance) gave his all and then some in this relationship, thus becoming passive; willing to please his significant other by any means possible. Naturally, going by the somber and mournful sound of this song, that significant other cheated/broke up/did something that ended the relationship, giving her "nothing to steal", "nothing to love," and "nothing to spill" because he is now gone.

    Of course he misses her, and rhetorically tells her of all of the wonderful things they could have done together ("I could have built you a house on the ocean"), but she doesn't listen, bringing us to the present (the "live feed") which is of loneliness and despair.
    UntilYouReformon January 18, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationLooking at it again, this could definitely be about an abortion. The female partner got an abortion without the father's consent ("jamming words down my throat"). Though the baby was unexpected, the future father was very much looking forward to having a child, and is extraordinarily angry at the mother (there's so much sarcasm in the "oh, we're so innocent" line) for taking that away from him.

    The father was looking forward to what he could have done for his child (the "house on the ocean" line, demonstrating doing the impossible for your love), but that is over, and in a very graphic depiction of how when the abortion specialist cut into his partner's body, that person also "cut through" his.

    Cutting through to the "live feed," or the present, the mother now regrets her decision, and soon her regret and her husband's depression "bleed" slowly into one, and they realize they only have each other.
    UntilYouReformon January 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI like your ideas untilyoureform, and I absolutely love this song. It reminds me of a not so great experience I've had with someone who i can't help being close to.
    Nightyon April 08, 2010   Link

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