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I wake up fine and dandy but then by the time I find it handy,
To rip my heart apart and start planning my crash landing,
I go up, up, up, up, up to the ceiling,
Then I feel my soul start leaving, like an old man's hair receding,
I'm pleading...

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    anonymous
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    Oct 12th, 10:22am report


    I agree with the last one. He is realizing how bad his life sucks without Jesus. Saying he has been on his knees repeatedly pleading for someone, something to save him. He finds it. Jesus. Then he is saying that he is gone from that life. That he’ll never go back. But he still believes he is insignificant, when in reality, he isn’t. He will be made perfect in our lord Jesus Christ.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 14th, 2017 12:03am report


    The songs kind of about him going to sleep but he doesn't want to because he knows something bad might happen and when he wakes up he finds relief that nothing bad happened to him or his family. Also when he says the darks not taking prisoners tonight he means that when he goes to sleep he falls into a deep sleep,so then it's like being held prisoner in another world that only you caneed go in when your asleep and he doesn't want to go into that deep sleep or he'll be trapped.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 2nd, 2017 11:01pm report


    This boy has nightmares and he has-like me-Schizophrenia. The dark is the shadows that constantly shift around and seem to eat away at his sanity. One. Night. At a time. He sleeps but he finds himself in this place where the shadows rule and he's the prisoner. But he finds an angel in the darkness. He asks her to tell the darkness that he isn't taking prisoners tonight and he finds relief in the morning and he doesn't see what he does at night but at night it repeats.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 16th, 2016 1:54pm report


    So....
    This is news to some people, but the band is actually Christian! My interpretation is that the guy thinks his world is perfect, so, as some people, he stops really believing God. When that happens, his whole world crashes, so he goes back to God and will never go back to the bad place in his life, or "sleep" There might me other meanings, but this is what i think!




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