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Hush now don't you cry
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...


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    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.


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    Nov 23rd, 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.


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    Oct 19th, 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!


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    Sep 17th, 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


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    Sep 15th, 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


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    Aug 27th, 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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    Aug 27th, 8:32am 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.


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    Mar 22nd, 2017 3:32am report

    This is a song about lucid dreaming. The father teaches his child that dreams are actually a doorway to another reality which we can control. The child has just awoken from a dream where someone close to them died, so the father teaches him/her that with control, our mind will no longer trick us. "Your mind trick you to feel the pain of someone close to you living the game of life". It was just a dream and I can teach you to prevent this from happening in the future.


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    Mar 2nd, 2017 3:35pm report

    Nobody explains "if you persist in your efforts, we will achieve mind control"


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    Sep 1st, 2016 9:52pm report

    I always felt it was about someone who passed and they are letting thier loved one know they are still with them, spiritually. Maybe all the lyrics don't fit this scenario but the song came out when I was 4 months pregnant with my second child an their dad had passed away. So as it fit to my life, it was a comfort to think he was still there unseen, unheard, smiling next to me. In silent lucidity...


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    Apr 10th, 2016 4:03am report

    I've always said I would like to have this play at my funeral. You can see me in your dreams and you can feel me there too.when one is unconscious, basically asleep in a deep dream state they can feel the other side.I believe the others who have passed on visit us in our dreams. And this is why I dedicate this song to my friends and family when I pass to my forever Home, with Jesus.


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    Dec 5th, 2015 12:06am report

    I have always loved this song. I personally believe that a loved one has passed and that spirit is trying to comfort their loved one. I relate this song to my own life. I was a pregnant teen mom when my child's father died. After he died I had numerous dreams in which he was Very much alive
    e. They seemed so real .They didn't stop till after months of this I took control of my dream and had to tell him he was dead. It was probably really my way of just letting go of all the emptiness I felt inside. I'd still like to think though at times his son had needed him he has been their spiritually since his physical life was taken so soon.


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    Dec 4th, 2015 12:43am 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.


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    Oct 14th, 2015 10:39am report

    I always thought it was a dr and patient relationship in a psychiatric situation.


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    May 7th, 2015 5:30pm report

    I always took it as someone trying to get another person to end their lives with them. Everyone says it's about the father and the child, but it's far too eerie for that in my opinion. The line after the guitar solo "if you open your mind for me, you won't rely on open eyes to see" and "your soul set free to fly" just rubs me in the wrong direction. Yes I acknowledge that it makes more sense for a father speaking to a child, but the chorus has the line "I'm going to help you see it through" and "I'm smiling next to you" just has that creepy image of someone saying "yes come on do it, I'm here with you" as they smile to ensure the person about to end it that they will be okay. I've always just pictured in an eerie way, and I respect all your opinions. Hopefully you respect mine.


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    Nov 29th, 2014 11:07am report

    It's about your Guardian Angel, there with you constantly,through life and death.

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