I need a mirror,
In the eyes of a man,
I need no protection from my bullet proof plan

I've got a ticket,
For all that I lack,
You might think that I'm gone for good,
But I know that I'm comin' back

Sit at my table,
Sip from by bowl,
Feel like I know even now and I will do till I get old,
You might not see me,
But trust that I'll stay,
But there is no sense in traveling if we've already been that way,

Night is an adder
Hidden in grass
She bites like her life depends on it
And waits to see how long you last.
But you know better
You stand your ground
It might just sting a little
But she knows you're sticking around.

The beauty of uncertainty [Repeat: x7]

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    General Commenti will be the first to say that this is the best song on the album. KT throws so much emotion into it...its hard not to feel what shes conveying...
    i love what this song means to me and ill selfishly keep that because its really hard to describe what it DOES mean to me.
    i will say that the most brilliant line in the song is this:
    you might think that im always gone, but i know that im coming back.
    mu84on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnight is an adder
    hidden in grass
    she bites like her life depends on it
    and waits to see how long you last
    but you know better
    you stand your ground
    it might just sting a little
    but she knows youre sticking around
    mu84on October 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSit at my table
    Sip from my bowl.
    Feel like I know you now
    And I will do until I get old..

    any description or explanation will take away from it..
    it's the feeling it gives you, not something to understand..
    it gave me the feeling and i still don't understand.. and maybe I'm wrong.
    Janethecaton April 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a fantastic song, very haunting live.

    the meaning of the song has to fit into the meaning and them of the album as a whole, which a journey through peril and triumph, you get to where you want to be , but sometimes you have to make sacrifices and bad things happen along the road to being where you want to be.

    this song for me is about basically about how sometimes it's better to be uncertain about something rather than know how its gonna turn out, like if its gonna turn out bad, you would rather not know in advance. it also could mean being somewhere, getting so far and then not knowing what to do to get past it. finally, i think its clever, because everyone is uncertain about the clear meaning of the song.

    the best lyric in the song
    'you might think that im gone for good, but i know that im coming back'
    amazing. so powerful, a sense of triumph the way she sings it

    a phenomenal song.
    toblerone00on May 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love the way this song sounds and I love so many of the lines following, especially the simile of life as a snake. But I have to be honest and say I hate the first line. "I need a mirror in the eyes of a man." That makes it appear as though she needs a man to recognize that within herself that is amazing and worthy. And I don't think she's the kind of musician who would advocate such thing. I think it's just a sad line. Oh well. I was just wondering if anyone else also felt so very ambivalent about that.

    Either way, the rest of the song is beautiful and soul-stirring.
    songofthestormon October 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentShe said live that the lyric for the final verse
    "Night is an adder"

    Not matter.
    Tymeron March 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always felt the song was about a couple, the woman and her insecurity and the man who feels hurt but they're both uncertain about the relationship. Because of that notion they're both uncertain about everything and that's the beauty of it because they rather not know what comes
    jethroaqualungon December 12, 2012   Link

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