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 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.
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 Mar 16th, 3:11pm 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, 2:39am 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, 1:29am 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 9:34pm 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 9:04am 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 7:05am 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.
Reading the interpretations
anonymous Jul 20th, 2019 7:36pm 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 7:52pm 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 6:57pm 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 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.
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