Queensrÿche: Silent Lucidity Meaning
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Silent Lucidity Lyrics
Wipe away the teardrop from your eye
You're lying safe in bed
It was all a bad dream spinning in your head
Your mind tricked you to feel the pain
Of someone close to you leaving the game of life
So here it is another...
anonymous Mar 23rd, 2012 3:13pm report
Let's start with the title: when someone is lucid, it means he speaks very clearly. "Silent Lucidty," then, is the art of saying a lot, very clearly, without ever speaking a word.
When a little child has just woken up after having a bad dream, a parent doesn't have to SAY anything to cheer him up. Just by being there, with a smile and a hug, Mom or Dad can comfort the child and communicate clearly and unmistakeabley that everything is all right.
The words of the song are those of a father to a child who has had a nightmare. The child is unfamiliar with dreams, but the father tells him that the world of dreams CAN be a wonderfl, magical place, and doesn't have to be frightening at all.
anonymous Mar 3rd, 3:52am report
im a Vietnam vet who has a lot of bad nightmares and lack of love for others and angry most of the and this song gives me hope we Vietnam vets will finally get set free. We were not treated good at all on our return and none of us will never forget the thousands who never returned. Maybe when we die we'll be at pease.
anonymous Oct 1st, 2018 10:20am report
I have always loved the song never really knew the words. Being said I just lost my daughter 8/14/18 to an overdose & this is the song that gives me some sense of peace. I could listen to it over and over.
anonymous Sep 18th, 2018 9:11am report
My sister was murdered when I was a child. This song had come out shortly before. I remember the vivid dreams and nightmares I would have. To this day, this song reminds me of her. I picture her by my side through everything I go through and have gone through. It’s a reminder that one day I will see her again.
anonymous Jul 7th, 2018 7:51am report
My fiancée passed away in a drowning accident 27 years ago. This song was popular at the time and was the last song he heard before his death. I listened to Silent Lucidity over and over. It gave me much comfort in that he was watching over me. He came to me, still does, in my dreams and it gives me the feeling of our continued connection.
anonymous Jun 12th, 2018 6:00am report
To me it's affirming that there is hope to find a more fulfilling and true love after having to let someone go.
anonymous May 29th, 2018 5:08am report
Beautiful song, to me the meaning of this song is for the living to know that the person that has passed will be there, and our mind to accept them leaving, very heartfelt song.
anonymous May 8th, 2018 5:22am report
This song is clearly about tacos... Not really... Well sorta. It's about being on the tour bus and having the runs from eating tacos with too much lava sauce. It's likely the song was written while in the act of dropping off the Obamas at the white house. The name of the song indicates a significant level of intoxication as well as a sense of irony, as the explosive flatulence was loud enough to terrify the band's cocker spaniel and inspirational enough to write a song about it. Can't argue with the results. What a great song.
anonymous Apr 26th, 2018 4:09pm report
This is a song of saying the mind is strong and u have control. To not be afraid to explore anything is possible and yet if afraid their either ( loved one or maybe God) will be there to help guide them in the dream. I believe in after life as well as astral travel. To me either could be used for the purpose of this song.
anonymous Feb 27th, 2018 2:19am report
When I first heard this song I immediately said this is a song I want played at my funeral. I want all my loved ones to know that I'm watching over them along with god.So that when they fall asleep they will see me in their dreams in silent lucidity.
anonymous Feb 17th, 2018 2:51am report
When I was going through Ketamine Infusions to get off of Opioids (doctor Prescribed) the lyrics of this song especially the last half are exactly what it was like. When you "under" you go into a kind of dreamworld in your mind and you can control what is going on and while you're doing it you tell your mind the drug is leaving your brain and no longer has control and you can see it "dying" and you can stop the panic and you know your safe. The dreamworld is almost indescribable you're on this incredible journey in your mind that is like nothing you've ever seen before and your in charge of it. The Infusions also works for PTSD and depression. I haven't heard this song in many many years and just heard it again today and couldn't believe how much it parallels what happens with the Ketamine Infussion treatments.
anonymous Nov 23rd, 2017 11:36pm report
I think it's about dreaming of your future, realizing that you do have the strength that's been there this whole time & being brave enough to go after those dreams. Don't just plug away & watch others living their dreams but start living your own.
anonymous Oct 19th, 2017 10:24am report
My interpretation is that God is our real father who will never abandon us no matter what we have done wrong in our lives cus he has and always will love us,and protect us from this world and dreams, he is our real father!
anonymous Sep 17th, 2017 9:35pm report
I think its a beautiful song. And it will be played at my funeral. So my grandkids will know .I will be watching them. Peace to all
anonymous Sep 15th, 2017 9:26am report
The lyrics in this song confirm, my belief in reincarnation. Animals play a big part of a Child's life, adult lives as well. When a loved one dies & there is no one else to listen animals listen and are faithful companions, they listen in silence.
A sudden death of a loved one is a tragic experience, if one believes in & truly loves God, He will allow the spirit to return in the form of an animal, to comfort the one who truly loved the deceased. A dream is something different, it is your subconscience playing tricks on you. The song may be referring to a dream, but for me, the dream is over.
There is no greater love, then God's love. Thank you for reading, God Bless
anonymous Aug 27th, 2017 8:01am report
Written by Queensrÿche guitarist Chris DeGarmo (who left the band in 1998), this is a song that deals with a person having a lucid dream. A lucid dream happens when you are aware that you are dreaming, and can control parts of it. SONGFACTS. SFL. Condolence, Mister.
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