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Owl City: Vanilla Twilight Meaning

Song Released: 2010

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Vanilla Twilight Lyrics

The stars lean down to kiss you,
And I lie awake I miss you,
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere.
Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly,
But I'll miss your arms around me
I'd send a postcard to you dear,
Cause I wish you were here.



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    Jul 5th, 2011 7:00am report

    This song has a sad meaning. He is basically saying he misses her and he would write to her, if he could, cause he wishes to be with her again. He is also saying how things are not the same without her, and never will be. He is mentioning some of the things they might have done together "I'll miss your arms around me", "I'll watch the night turn light blue..." "takes two to whisper quietly". He is also saying how he hasn't been able to sleep lately, probly thinking of her. When he thinks of her, he proby feels her presense, or is with her spiritually, cause he doesnt feel so alone when he thinks of her. He might also be talking about how he'd forget about his life "and I'll forget the world that I knew" just to keep her in his memory "but I swear I won't forget you" and at the end, if he could go into the past he'd say "oh darling I wish you were here" with him, in the present time. <\3


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    May 30th, 2011 5:13pm report

    To the person who wrote: "This is a christian song about how it can feel to be away from jesus as he keeps on saying 'Oh darling I wish you were here' ", um, wouldn't it be a little strange for a man to call jesus darling???


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    Feb 23rd, 2010 2:29pm report

    This song is about how Adam lost his high school sweet heart in a car crash."And I lie awake and miss...Cause I'll dose off safe and soundly but I'll miss your arms around me."

    He's talking about how much he misses her and wishes she was here with him.


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    Mar 18th, 2018 3:41am report

    I know what people think it’s actually about but when I heard it the first few times it just made me feel like I had someone whom I had loved and that they died. It was a depressing song but it made me feel better than I usually felt. It’s an awesome song and the very first time a heard it I didn’t like it. I only liked owl city’s upbeat happy songs. But then after about a year I heard it again and felt like it was the best song ever because of the meaning that it had to it. It made me wish that I had something


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    Sep 17th, 2015 9:17am report

    i think Adam told us about losing someone you love from his Vanilla Twilight. Someone who means so much to you. She has gone. So hasn't gone to a place nor you can call them. It's not about distance. It's about..., dimension. She's long gone and you would never her again till you die


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    Sep 16th, 2015 9:36pm report

    This so friggin cute, and even though adam young IS a christian, i highly beleive this is not a worship song ...


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    Jul 7th, 2013 7:01pm report

    The song is about loosing someone close. "I'll miss your arms around me" He says how life is lonely without them. Many people have figured that bit out. But the end 'Stanza,' when he says "And heavy wings grow lighter" I belive he died to join them. "I'll taste the sky and feel alive again" Is another peice of evidence for this. He died thus becoming an angel, making his wings light. Also, feeling alive again. He felt dead without his love, but now he is in 'heaven' perhaps, he feels much closer and alive again, even though he is dead.


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    May 21st, 2013 5:06pm report

    I thought it was a long-distance relationship song, and you guys are breaking my heart with the car-crash thing.


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    Dec 4th, 2012 12:06pm report

    omg whoever made the comment about it being weird to call jesus darling, you made me laugh :P lol!


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    Nov 13th, 2012 11:50pm report

    this song is about how he lost his high school sweetheart that he loved in a car crash " i look at my hands and feel sad because the spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly" " the stars lean down to kiss you and i lie awake and miss you" "ill miss your arms around me cause i wish you were here" all these tell and explain how he felt after he lost her and he hid away from others.


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    Oct 14th, 2012 10:03pm report

    He wrote this when he couldn't sleep one night, so he took his parents rowboat out onto the lake and fell alseep in it. He woke up and saw the sunrise. That's what inspired the song. And I don't think his girlfriend died, she just went to college. :)


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    Jul 13th, 2012 7:49am report

    I always thought it ment that adams girl moved away or broke up with him. So now he cant stop thinking about her. In the song, it said i'd send a postcard dear, meaning she is far away. Just saying my opion.


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    Apr 25th, 2012 4:26am report

    maybe its about a girl you crush and she already belong to someone else who love her better than you i think,but you just still love her even you cant reach her, just like happen to me...


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    Mar 25th, 2012 3:36pm report

    I think it's about a person who's longing for someone, and even though they've decided to start over and forget about the world they once knew they know that they will never forget the person.


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    Nov 29th, 2011 11:52pm report

    Vanilla twilight is simply about how Adam has lost someone close to him and all the little things about them are the biggest things he misses eg.How he misses staring at the stars at them and how their fingers always seemed to fit perfectly together


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    Jul 24th, 2011 7:24pm report

    This song can best be described as a song someone would write to a friend or family member that the writer was close to while the friend/family member was still alive. Memories are strong when someone you love dies.


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    Jul 23rd, 2011 7:29am report

    "God is in love with us. Most of the time, "in love" leads to our thought of a sexual relationship when that is not the case. You can be in love with friends, family, etc.. We can absorb the love."

    I like what you said. Though I agree with most the people saying the real meaning is re. his high school sweetheart, the use of the lighthouse and ethereal sky would evoke a strong connection to God for some. So for me, it made me think of Christ singing to us. Yes.. all of us :-)

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    Jul 21st, 2011 7:52am report

    hey to the person who said, "wouldn't it be strange to call jesus darling"...

    Why do you have to attack the opinions of others? while i do agree this song is about him missing his girlfriend, a relationship with God is described as a love above all others. God is not just a man that is an authority figure in our lives, but rather someone that loves us despite all. God is in love with us. Most of the time, "in love" leads to our thought of a sexual relationship when that is not the case. You can be in love with friends, family, etc.. We can absorb the love..

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