The shy and lonely hunter
Who stalks across my chest
Says “I’m only seeking glory,” yeah
But glory never gives you any

Rest: me to your body in an arm chair
Wrest: me to the corner of your bed
Rest: we in the place we share our tenderness
It’s there I’ll rest my head another night

Lights at the end of the hallway
Will lead you to the back of some bar
Where cloudy headed, late for bed
You wonder where those fleeting families

Are: you, living somewhere on the west coast
Are: you, just a figment of my mind
Aren’t you the one who always told me
“boy, it’s easier with time” to be the

Saddest sound in a lullaby
Speck of sand in your daddy’s eye
Broke my heart to so much as try
To live the life that lay before me

So you step tender when you don’t run
So you surrender to everyone
So you remember the place you’ve come to
Don’t forget the world adores you, said

“I am but my body: heart and shaking skin.”
How ever will you find a safe place where
(you never let anyone into the space where) you

Keep all your timid questions, like
“can I kiss you one more time before I go?”
Though I know the world is full of hopeless suggestions
It’s us who get caught in the undertow, don’t you know

We were born on a moving train
We took form in the pouring rain
We try hard, but come short of explaining
That lives are for living and hearts are for changing

Forget, an instant, to stay the same!
Not us nor mountains go as they came!
All the things we’ll refuse to be framed in
From what we’ve been given to what’s rearranging

Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

Nightlights II song meanings
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