"Half-Light" as written by and Steven/balch Wilson....
Such a pale light
Such a long night
Pick up that key
Don't drop your gaze in your coffee
Is it me?
Do I look beautiful in the half light?
It's been so long
Years have gone
Since I belonged
Hold me please
Stay with me
And I will sleep
I will go now
But I will be with you
Hold my gaze
Hold me inside you


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"Half-Light" as written by Gavin Richard Harrison Colin Edwin Balch

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    General CommentAside from what it means to the Deadwing story...
    This song is BEAUTIFUL.
    I'm not one to get really moved by music but this did it.
    jeemson February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd say this was Lazarus II, because just as Lazarus is a message from a Mother to her dead son, this seems to be the other way around, taken from the perspective of the son. To me it also hints at rebirth with the line "hold me inside you"

    As a final note after about 19 seconds you hear a female voice whisper "David", its very quiet so you'll turn up your sound a bit.
    BFeederon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHmmmm..True.Anyways great song.
    sage_stonedon March 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDavid was the name of the guy who the album/story is based around, if you read the screenplay on myspace.com/…. For those of you who have, you'll understand this a whole lot better.

    I see this as Elizabeth (The female character) singing to David. Now I leave you to draw your own conclusions.
    im_a_pirateon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm a huge PT fan and love all their work, but somehow this quiet little gem is the one song my mind goes back to over and over, so i guess its my fav PT song. ITs so beautiful and melancholy, and I know that the song is about the David in the deadwing story but its hard to keep myself detached from hearing my own name in the first few seconds of the song, it sometimes creeps me out but sometimes makes the song more personal
    deadwing89on March 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteven if you dont know the story behind the lyrics, this song touches.
    i get a sense of home.
    returning home.
    not to your house or whatever.
    but home.
    coming back to yourself.
    loverloveron June 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh man, this song is absolutely beautiful.
    X Y Zon November 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe not the best song of PT but for me it's the most beautiful.
    Karathi87on April 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAs already said, this song is just incredibly emotional and amazing. It is so melancholy and encompasses so many feelings. I think everyone can relate to it in their own way. To me, it's a bit like finally finding belonging, a home, after wanting it for so long. Finally finding peace, rest, love? The character wants to belong to someone, and that's how I relate to it. I also believe that to a certain extent there are possible undertones of death to this song.
    X Y Zon April 25, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis person,either mother or son (I am not familiar with the Deadwing screenplay), is dead. He/she has been hanging around in the "half light" (between "the light" or, as some people say Heaven, and life on Earth) and is ready to make the full step into the light. But before doing so, he/she is contacting the other to say goodbye and to remember me this way.

    Quite beautiful, moving and definitely on of PT's best!
    DTFANIAMon May 01, 2010   Link

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