When all the numbers swim together and all the shadows settle
When doors forced open shut again a flytrap and a petal
My eyes burn and claws rush in to fill them
And in the morning after the night i fall in love with the light
It is so clear i realize and here at last i have my eyes

When all the figures sound retreat the soft skin starts to shrivel
When dreams made real become less sweet the orchid and the metal
My sex turns and claws rush in to spill them
And in the morning after the night i fall in love with the light
It is so pure i can arrive without the fear of seeing my eyes

When all the characters full size and every moon is level
When all the spirits burn in lies as center grief by steel
My eyes burn and claws rush in to fill them
But in the morning after the night i fall in love with the light
It is so clear i realize and now at last i have my eyes


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    General Commentthis is such a beautiful song- a lyrical poem really.
    I think its about waking up in the morning and seeing the world in new eyes. However, there are some beautiful sexual references as well, so I am not exactly sure how that relates in with seeing the world in the morning light in a new way.. maybe the night before included really great sex?
    brookactonon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe the meaning of this song is something I experienced recently! You have a night of great love, sex, what have you, and then in the morning you wake up and you realize that person you were with all night is truly something incredibly special and unique. This song is very good realization that sex can be very beautiful.
    im_santaon September 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is a cover of a Psychic TV song off the album 'dreams less sweet' which is ironic considering how sweet this proposed dream is. I think this song really lends itself to the tenderness of tim's candor, and the general feeling of the record. it was a choice.
    somethingisomethingon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so sure that this song is explicitly about sex, despite the fact that he says the word "sex" in the 2nd stanza.

    "Soft skin starts to shrivel" seems to be referring to aging, but I'm really not sure about the rest of the meaning.

    What do you guys think about the significance of eyes, claws, metal and all the flower-related metaphors?

    The orchid and petals could indeed be about a sexual experience, but the song just really doesn't seem to be able the beauty of sex, if anything perhaps a more general view on the beauty of the world? I'm not sure
    Silver195on May 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think hes describing the world and its simple beauties. maybe he had a bad night and when he wakes up the light makes him realize he is happy to see.
    pandabearjpon July 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover of a Psychic TV song. It is about getting a prince albert tattoo.
    LyrcaLyricon June 06, 2013   Link

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