"The Night" as written by and David James Jr. Minehan....
You're the night, Lilah. A little girl lost in the woods.
You're a folk tale, the unexplainable

You're a bedtime story. The one that keeps the curtains closed.
I hope you're waiting for me cause I can make it on my own.
I can make it on my own.

It's too dark to see the landmarks. I don't want your good luck charms.
I hope you're waiting for me across your carpet of stars.
You're the night, Lilah. You're everything that we can't see.
Lilah, you're the possibility.

You're the bedtime story. The one that keeps the curtains closed.
And I hope you're waiting for me cause I can make it on my own.
I can make it on my own.

Unknown the unlit world of old. You're the sounds I never heard before.
Off the map where the wild things grow. Another world outside my door.
Here I stand I'm all alone. Drive me down the pitch black road.
Lilah you're my only home and I can't make it on my own.

You're a bedtime story. The one that keeps the curtains closed.
And I hope you're waiting for me cause I can make it on my own.
I can make it on my own.

You're the paint can falling off the wall at the door that slams at the end of the hall where the kid rings sounds of basketball. The battle of the earth of the angels. The shifting snow drifts so realistic, so realistic - call you carpet of stars. See there is something in the yard. It's awful dark. With the painted strings, the cross, the good luck charm, the prayer, the extra layer. The group ?


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"The Night" as written by David James Jr. Minehan

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  • +3
    General CommentWhat does this song mean to you?
    -Everything!
    corganon January 16, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMy favorite morphine song =)

    Lilah (Laila, Laylah, etc) is the Arabic female name for "the night". I think this song is about the unknown things in the world, or possibly death and the after life.
    Kallunahon September 27, 2010   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI can't make it on my own...

    He says can't instead of can. Correct me if i'm wrong.
    Burnhard83on April 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is arguably his most haunting love song
    Lyndsay Killson January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible song, I actually love it.
    last-dodoon May 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible song, I actually love it.
    last-dodoon May 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit seems to me that this is about his "dark" side, an unconscious or subconscious part of himself. lilah itself means night.
    onefierytongue666on May 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. I can't believe that I only heard it for the first time this week.
    befuddledon December 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLilah strikes me as a mysterious, almost shady woman. Like a woman he wouldnt be able to get no matter how hard he tried. And the relationship sort of a guilty pleasure, or one that he knew wouldn't last but couldn't seperate himself from.
    syldudeon March 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs it about death?
    Kationon December 07, 2011   Link

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