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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Aug 27th 2017 report
My daughter Morganne passed away suddenly. I believe this is her song to me, comforting me through life and helping me deal with the loss of her.
I believe she is my Guardian Angel telling me that she is with me always, watching over me, helping me through life. I miss and love her so much.
Morganne, daddy loves you.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:anonymous Dec 4th 2015 report
My interpretation of the song is its about a childs parent who has passed and the child is having a bad dream because of missing that parent. But they are assuring them that all is ok and they will be watching over them like a guardian angel to keep them safe. This song is deep and very beautiful.
3TOP RATED#3 top rated interpretation:anonymous Mar 23rd 2012 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 Apr 26th report
If you’ve ever dreamed, aware that you are indeed dreaming and cannot wake up; then one would get the full meaning of the song. God, our Father, is watching over you, and will guide you on this journey whilst you sleep. Perhaps, a doorway and glimpse into heaven is the promise if one would relax and see.
anonymous Mar 27th 2021 report
I lost my mom from pancreatic cancer and 5 other family members that too had cancer . As well this was my mom favorite song I can hear her singing smiling down on me love this song
My interpretation is pretty deep but it has gotten me through a lot of years of pain and torment. My /mother committed suicide when i was only a 4 1/2 Year old little girl. Or at least that is how the story goes as to what i am told. Anyways, it has meant to me that even though my mommy left me she is still watching over me and that i can dream my way in to a new life or reality or I can dream my way to her any time i need her. Then at some point my dream may come alive and transform the miserable life that I have been handed by a father who hated the sight or me and i can have a better life for myself and mend the broken wing that I suffer from since losing her. So it sort of inter mingles with many of the ideas on here. It is my go to song to feel her. To open the door to know she is with me. I have even seen her standing at the end of my bed when i woke up one night, just as clear as day. She was such a beautiful woman and so full of life. I will never understand why she left.
anonymous May 20th 2020 report
To me this song means so much. It came out after our Son died and left behind a little boy. Our hearts broke and still are but the idea that he has watched over his Son is very evident here. He has always watched over him and showed us so many times that life after death is real. Our Grandson also loved this song and we are all blessed getting once again another message from the other side. I really think they influence artists to write songs or make movies to show us love never dies.
This is a sort of a lullaby. A parent or guardian is reassuring a child who just had a bad dream in which someone they love was dead. "Your mind tricked you to feel the pain / Of someone close to you leaving the game of life." While reassuring the child that their loved one is just fine, they are also explaining the difference between dreams and reality, and how dreams allow you to experience things without the bad consequences they might have in real life. A dream might be scary at the time, but they can't hurt you and you can learn from them.
The singer is also teaching the child about the concept of lucid dreaming. Lucid dreaming is when the dreamer realizes they are in a dream, and is able to take control of the dream. A lucid dreamer can fly, or swim underwater without needing air, or rule the world, or just be with loved ones they can't be with in the waking world.
By promising to always be there, watching over them, the singer is reassuring the child, allowing them to relax enough to develop dream skills that are harder to learn if you're afraid of your dreams. The child might actually visualize them watching within the dream, providing a reminder that it *is* a dream and the child can stop whatever is scaring them if they want to. The singer doesn't have to actually do anything, they just have to be there, providing comfort and safety.
Basically, this is a song to teach a child that dreams are nothing to be afraid of, that they can be a wonderful, fun, exciting thing!
anonymous Mar 16th 2020 report
It's primarily about lucid dreaming.
"ride the whims of your mind,
Commanding in another world"
"Master of illusion, can you realize
Your dream's alive, you can be the guide"
And the spoken bit:
"Visualize your dream. Record it in the present tense. Put it into a permanent form. If you persist in your efforts, you can achieve dream control."
There is more, as the "watching over you" definitely has a parental flavor. But yeah - lucid dreaming.
anonymous Feb 21st 2020 report
My sister committed suicide and this song, to me, let's me know she is watching over me and to find comfort that she is at peace and we will see each other again. This song will be played at my funeral. Such a powerful and inspirational lyrics.
anonymous Jan 12th 2020 report
That my soulmate is watching over me, for certain. He played this song right after we met. I watched the video intently. A few months later, he chose to take his life. I am still
anonymous Sep 8th 2019 report
I'm dealing with someone I thought was a SOUL MATE & LIFE LONG PARTNER. Someone i thought i knew for 17 years. Cheated for years, lied to one kid and turned them against me since the age of 3. I took that person back into my life( a lot will say I'm a fool for taking a Narcissistic cheater back). I forgave them,but then that nightmare took a even worse twist. They took away any chance to see the one kid they didn't twist with lies.. UNEXPLAINABLE.. HEART BROKEN.
So this song is like i did for my kids when they had a nightmare. No words just hold them. Pray I can again one day. It is like our Heavenly Father. Just silently trying to comfort you , from your nightmare. Hope I can wake up from this nightmare and feel comfort again.
anonymous Sep 7th 2019 report
Read the words to the song and look up, Eroto-comatose lucidity. Another word for silent are, not speaking, still, quiet, or inactive (coma tossed). Pretty sick, aye?
anonymous Jul 21st 2019 report
It's about dreaming a negative dream.
It's only a dream and it's not real for you.
If this happens in the future, talk to your future spouse and fix your problems. Love your spouse and kids. Stay with them through thick and thin.
If you are single, there is nothing to worry about because it's not real. Don't be negative and think the worst scenario.
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anonymous Jul 20th 2019 report
I AM GOING THROUGH A DIVORCE.. AND I AM SO SAD ..BECAUSE IT WAS MY SOUL MATE.. MY LIFE LONG PARTNER.. JUST UP AND LEAVE A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY of 2 kids... OF 21 YEARS.. UNEXPLAINABLE.. HEART BROKE.. HOPING THERES FAITH AND HOPE FOR I.. I dream all these dreams so clearly like they are happening and I wake up alone.. more dad than ever..
anonymous Jul 2nd 2019 report
Ive often felt this was God our father, speaking to me as his child l, comforting me and continues do so even 50 years later..
anonymous Jun 18th 2019 report
The interpretation is multilayered, and as most works of true art,are subject to individual interpretaion.
I lost my husband one year ago, and when I met my future love, I listened to this song and took comfort in knowing by husband was "smiling next to me"!
anonymous Mar 3rd 2019 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.
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