Take away,
these hands of darkness.
Reaching for my soul.
Now, the cold wind
blows out my candles.
Feeling,
only fear,
without any hope.

A thousand dark moons.
A thousand winters long.
A million fallen stars,
the candle burns in the womb

We try not to forget,
they live through us.
Slowly they die away at every candle's end

A thousand dark moons,
A thousand winters long.
A million fallen stars,
the candle burns in the womb.

We try not to forget,
They live through us
Slowly they die away at every candle's end.


Lyrics submitted by Idan

Candles Lyrics as written by Warren Moore Charles Farrar

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Downtown Music Publishing

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    the song is all symbolic.

    "Take away these dark hands reaching for my soul"

    dark hands=death incarnate

    "now, the cold wind, blows out my candles"

    candles=spark of life

    "feeling only fear without any hope"

    she knows her time is up...

    "a thousand dark moons A thousand winters long A million fallen stars the candle burns in the womb"

    the chorus is speaking of life, the time we have on this planet measured in ways other then years. and th candle that burn within the womb is a baby, a future child that will live for the thousand winters.

    "we try not to forget they live through us slowly they die away at every candles end"

    everyone lives through their friends, family, ect. and it goes the other way too. so 'they live through us' means everyone in one's personal life. slowly they die one by one. considering that the candle means a 'spark of life' when the candle burns dry so does one's life.

    so the song is simply about life and death. you live, you make friends, your friends die as do you. ]

    still, it's a beatiful song to listen to...

    reprecussionon April 05, 2005   Link
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    General Comment

    wow this is a great song!

    dark_n_depressedon January 04, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    this song is about life and death. the candle is symbolic for the lifeline of an person. the candle start to burn when you are born and when it stops burning you die

    In the miston July 20, 2006   Link
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    I agree with In the mist. A candle as a metaphor for life. It's my fave WT song. Really awesome. I want people to play it at my funeral :P.

    viking84on November 20, 2006   Link
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    I agree with In the mist. A candle as a metaphor for life. It's my fave WT song. Really awesome. I want people to play it at my funeral :P.

    viking84on November 20, 2006   Link
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    At first I reckoned the singing killed the pretty instrumental part. I mean, if you listen to it, there's the first harpsichord-sounding thing with the wind sounds, and then the bass comes in with the strings, and it sounds so good, and when Sharon den Adel starts singing it all kinda ruins the tingly sounds.. but you get used to it after a while... and it all sounds pretty. :) But yes, ithink it does mean the progression of life and then death thing. Actually, this was on my list of things to play at my funeral too. Wow, what a coincidence.

    stealtheharmonyon October 07, 2007   Link

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