"The Light" as written by and Mark Edward Kozelek....
Her eyes could have only been born of this ocean
Delph blue, longing and weepy they want me so much to want you
All wrapped up beside you and winded, After you've taken me
My mind's roaming free, dozing dazy drifting out this evening

With a verse so sweetly sung
Into a world we've longed to come
But somehow we are not one

And all her lavender meadows so fragrant and beautiful
And at your dining room table the sun falls on my face so warm
And all the turbulent highways I've taken to get here
To you in this home, in this moment, for that I am grateful

Though this house feels like an old lost song
That calls for me to play along
Somehow I don't belong

The night lit by moon
The day sun
Oh baby I'm wondering
how come?
The light is nearly gone

Her soul could have only been born of a wild oak
So far reaching and swaying and free but stands stoically alone
When the skies come apart she leans over so helpless and cowering
Until the storms come to cease and somehow she's the only one standing

And though we've grown so close my love
And though these nights we've spent so many of
A part of me is numb

Her eyes look up to me, so open and true
Our window's in perfect clear view
But somehow I can't see through

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"The Light" as written by Mark Edward Kozelek

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    General CommentA girl loves him in the most genuine way; a potentially beautiful relationship that could clense so many things, but yet the voice in this song still has some strange doubts and uncertainties that overpower everything.
    fourameuphoriaon August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the most upsetting things I've ever heard, and absolutely brilliant. This girl is madly in love with him, but he just doesn't reciprocate. He doesn't feel about her like she does of him, and he's racking his brains over this and trying to figure out why it is this way by referencing how perfect everything seems to be. At the end, though, he accepts resignation of how he can't quite feel the way he wishes he did of her.

    I only wonder which of the two was the case: a. he once loved her, and has just fallen out of the passion that they once had, or b. he never loved her and has been trying to convince himself to give their relationship a chance since the start.
    Anilandon August 31, 2011   Link

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