You get out of my head now, honey
You get out of my head
You and your colors
You and your painting
I can forget you

You stay out of my way now, honey
You just stay out of my way
This is my Grace Coast
This is my homeland
You're always coming and going

But I always comeback
I am drawn to this place
As I'm drawn to you
As I'm drawn to you
As I'm drawn to you
A moth to the light
To the light

Let's talk about your freedom
Talk about my lack of it
Let's talk about my feelings
Talk about your lack of them
You preach such beauty
You miss the point

You go down with your friends every day
You go down to the sea
Light on the water
For the light on the water
I work the whole day
You chase the light

Look out there!
Can't you see what I see?

Go paint the ladies on the beach
They mean nothing to me
They are part of the scenery
I don't know why you go on this way
With crinolines and parasols
To shade their beautiful faces
From the sunlight that you love so well
I love you more, I love you more
Isn't that funny?
No, I don't think that's funny
I think it's funny

So, you get out of my head now, won't you
Just stay out of my head
Move down the coastline
Move to a new town
And don't say you love me
What does that mean?
I don't want to keep you bottled in my glass
You are a free moth
Go chase the light

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You Chase the Light [Acoustic] Lyrics as written by Karen Peris

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    My InterpretationThis really speaks out to different goals and desires in a relationship.
    The primary speaker has a lover who leaves them behind while swearing up and down that they love her. They have these pursuits and claim it's for noble reasons - beauty, freedom, the light - but she suspects it's both a pretty lie ("Go paint the ladies on the beach, With crinolines and parasols, To shade their beautiful faces,
    From the sunlight that you love so well") and that it doesn't matter, because even if it for these ideals, the singer feels neglected, so is releasing the painter to chase the light - or whatever - as long as it's away from her.
    erosanikatoson December 02, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song has a subtitle, but you only see that if you had the original album lyrics. It references "Honfleur, 1867". Monet and many of his Impressionist contemporaries painted in the region (hence the reference to Grace Coast), and this song is a fictitious love affair between a simple local woman and one of these Impressionist painters, perhaps Monet himself, that she doesn't understand. He talks in the multitrack voice:

    "But I always comeback
    I am drawn to this place
    As I'm drawn to you.."


    "Look out there!
    Can't you see what I see?"

    Karen's solo voice is the voice of the mistress debating with him.

    What an interesting and beautiful concept for a song1
    aashi10978on April 18, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone else think that the song "Joan" is part 2 of this song?
    PineapplePrinceon March 25, 2021   Link

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