Well, the light was rust, and the cold was in our knees,
and our breath poured out over golden fields
Though I could not know then, we’d have but few times like these,
with all the good smoke in between

Tucked the darkness in, dragged the harrow across the land,
found my fresh start, sowed my wildest dreams
Though I could not know then, I was well in the weeds,
a tangled mess, whatever could come next

before the hours took over,
before the full weight was on our shoulders,
before the twilight’s cover,
before I knew time was such a swindler

Oh my dear friend, everything falls to death
We tuck the darkness in, we tuck the darkness in
Oh my dear friend, everything falls to death
We tuck the darkness in, we tuck the darkness in

Lyrics submitted by tpeverett1

Tuck The Darkness In song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentCan't believe no one has commented on this yet! I read somewhere that this song was written about a friend of theirs who died in an accident. All their lyrics are powerful, but knowing that makes this one even more poignant.
    leslieeeon March 31, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song for the first time this evening. I had to comment only because the song hit me so hard. To me it seems to be about the fleeting moments we have with our loved ones and about the inevitability of death. It brought me to tears with memories of my father and how, at those wonderous moments, I failed to realize that I would too soon suffer his loss. In the video the boy brings the fish back to life at the end. Is this perhaps a metaphor for how people can live on in our memories? Or perhaps how we can bring true life into this one by appreciating the fact that life, itself, is fleeting?
    michelleppon March 15, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful.
    matteuson May 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this today for the first time & had to find the artist. Beautiful, haunting, bittersweet.
    niki122478on March 23, 2016   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top