"Lover of the Light" as written by Marcus Oliver Johnstone Mumford, Edward James Milton Dwane, Benjamin Walter David Lovett and Winston Aubrey Aladar Marshall....
In the middle of the night, I may watch you go
There'll be no value in the strength of walls that I have grown
There'll be no comfort in the shade of the shadows thrown
But I'd be yours if you'd be mine

Stretch out my life and pick the seams out
Take what you like, but close my ears and eyes
Watch me stumble over and over

I have done wrong, you build your tower
But call me home and I will build a throne
And wash my eyes out never again

But love the one you hold
And I'll be your goal
To have and to hold
A lover of the light

Skin too tight and eyes like marbles
You spin me high, so watch me as I glide
Before I tumble homeward, homeward

I know I tried, I was not stable
Flawed by pride, I miss my sanguine eyes
So hold my hands up, breathe in and breathe out

So love the one you hold
And I'll be your goal
To have and to hold
A lover of the light

And in the middle of the night, I may watch you go
There'll be no value in the strength of walls that I have grown
There'll be no comfort in the shade of the shadows thrown
You may not trust the promises of the change I'll show
But I'd be yours if you'd be mine

So love the one you hold
And I will be your goal
To have and to hold
A lover of the light

So love the one you hold
And I will be your goal
To have and to hold
A lover of the light


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"Lover of the Light" as written by Edward James Milton Dwane Benjamin Walter David Lovett

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    My Interpretation*In the middle of the night, I may watch you go
    There'll be no value in the strength of walls that I have grown
    There'll be no comfort in the shade of the shadows thrown
    But I'd be yours if you'll be mine*

    I think this song is about a friends-with-benefits situation. He watches her leave in the middle of the night after they've hooked up. He has built up these strong feeling or 'walls' towards her but at the end of the night, they are meaningless. He doesn't find comfort in the shadows thrown either (their shadowy figures in the dimly lit room.)

    *Stretch out my life and pick the seams out
    Take what you like, but close my ears and eyes
    Watch me stumble over and over*

    He falls apart without her. It is as though he is made of cloth and she is making him come undone. Maybe this guy was a "player" in the past and its his first time being in a situation where he is not the one in control. "Take what you'd like." He is surrendering to her. They keep hooking up over and over again.


    *I had done wrong, so build your tower
    But call me home and I will build a throne
    And wash my eyes out never again*

    This guy, being the player that he is, has done this same routine with girls in the past and she knows that. He is telling her that he understands why she shouldn't trust him. But, if they make their relationship public (call me home), he'll treat her like a queen basically. He won't treat her like he's treated all the girls in his past.

    *But love the one you hold
    And I'll be your goal
    To have and to hold
    A lover of the light*

    *Skin too tight and eyes like marbles
    You spin me high so watch me as I glide
    Before I tumble homeward, homeward*

    She is young and hold no romantic emotions towards him. She makes him so happy when they are together but when the sex is over, he crashes back to reality.

    *I know I've tried, I was not stable
    And flawed by pride, I miss my sanguine eyes
    So hold my hands up . . . breathe in and breathe out*

    He's tried to have a relationship with her before but he was not ready. he was immature and slept around with other girls (flawed by pride).


    And in the middle of the night, I may watch you go
    There'll be no value in the strength of walls that I have grown
    There'll be no comfort in the shade of the shadows thrown
    You may not trust the promises of the change I'll show
    But I'd be yours if you'd be mine

    He promises her change from his old womanizer ways.

    *So love the one you hold
    And I'll will be your goal
    To have and to hold
    A lover of the light*

    They hold each other at night and he is telling her to give him a chance and make their relationship more than just sex.

    That's what this song means to me.
    danielaNOVon September 27, 2012   Link

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