"Lights" as written by and Daniel Griffiths Pollard Berrier....
Night songs are lonelier
Soundwaves fell the emptiness

Live for a day in the light
Conal streams are filling my eyes
Never mind such slide of decay
And the flesh that only try to erase

Bright lights are filling me
Bright lights are driving me deep
Bright lights surrounding me

Shadows are leaving me
Unhitch the beautiful
I wanna see how far we go out
I wanna hold you dearly

And there's a breeze that's keeping me still
There's a wound that's keeping you here

Bright lights are killing me
Bright lights are pulling me in
Bright lights are flooding me

Bright lights are filling me
Bright lights are driving me deep
Bright lights surrounding me


Lyrics submitted by royksopp

"Bright Lights" as written by Pollard Berrier Darius Keeler

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    General Commentthis song is great, when i listen to it, i feel so depressive and happy at the same time, it's complicated to explain. it's so magical, i like archive very much too.
    rh(~)on December 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's hell of a song, Damn it i love it so much
    Archive is one of the best bands out there...
    pliskin0100on January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAfter listening to this many many time over the years (in all different states of minds) I've always puzzled over a meaning that really fits the song.

    I've just realised that it fits perfectly for addiction (whether that was the intention is something else). Up until the lyrics is just a repetition on the same riff just getting more intense with more noisy processed elements trying to unsustainable add to it.

    Lyrics fit nicely with an addiction where stopping is hell and not stopping is hell. Addicts can't moderate usage so they have to "turn it off forever" to recover. Then as you go on living in recovery you start off with the same simple repetition but slowly as you heal you find new elements, new ways to enjoy life and then as you die you end back where you started.

    The "ever blind" bit, I'd say it's saying you have to always be blind to the joy that the addiction brought you to find the new possibilities.
    Default8on February 08, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, first the a sentence:

    I can\'t believe no one has posted to this amazing song before!!

    I think this song is about all kinds of frustration.
    Labertascheon September 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think it's a good song, though i'd like it to progress farther, and to different places (main riff going on all the song). but i could say almost the same about "again", though he does progeress in some way. i guess i ecxpect them to be to much close to ping floyd (i think they really took a lot from the songs 'dogs' and 'pigs' by pink floyd in 'again').
    anyway.....i like archive very much and think they are good. i like this song very much aswell, it feels like suffering...
    aldrrian lunsfelton September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI totally agree with rh(~). I couldn't have said it better myself :-P
    doornappelon January 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI could be off here but this is what I think the song is about:

    The song slowly builds and builds. You can hear and feel the frustration, anger, pain.

    The lyrics come in lamenting:
    Everything hurts
    It hurts to feel
    It hurts to hide
    It hurts to remember
    It hurts to wake up.

    Like he's trying so hard to be numb and escape the pain but its obviously impossible. Everything hurts. The hurts relentless.

    The hurt is killing me.

    Turn my head off.

    The music changes. It becomes somehow more optimistic, consigned to his fate, but still sad, still with the same undertow of pain, as he decides to end it all, to turn his head off.

    Turn it off forever. Finally the pain is going to end. Finally he will escape the pain. He will be able to forget, to hide, to sleep, to be ever blind.

    It slowly fades down to a simple beating tone on the piano, like the fading of a beating heart.

    The pain ends forever.

    As he walks into the lights.
    SZanzibaron October 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about losing something you love too much and the feelings that follow.
    sigma10269on January 15, 2019   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI unfortunately can relate to this amazingly beautiful song too much
    I Jst don't want to turn it off
    Forever
    It's getting hard tho.
    MyNamesNotTonyBlackburnon September 04, 2019   Link

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