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I had a way then
Losing it all on my own
I had a heart then
But the queen has been overthrown
And I'm not sleeping now
The dark is too hard to beat
And I'm not keeping up
The strength I need to push me

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine them when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone
Cuz they're calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine them when I'm alone

Noises, I play within my head
Touch my own skin
And hope that I'm still breathing

And I think back to when
My brother and my sister slept
In an unlocked place
The only time I feel safe

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine them when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone
Cuz they're calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine them when I'm alone

Lights, lights (x14)

You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine them when I'm alone
And so I tell myself that I'll be strong
And dreaming when they're gone
Cuz they're calling, calling, calling me home
Calling, calling, calling home
You show the lights that stop me turn to stone
You shine them when I'm alone

Home, home
(Lights, lights, lights)...



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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    I am not sleeping now- says ellie. Wake up, says the lord- her spirit has woken up. Change in life style. You turn into stone when you look back or get back to your old ways, instead of looking ahead-bible

    The lights guide you home- home as our final destiny, where we can feel safe.
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    UnregisteredJul 4, 2012 at 12:17 am
    Its about ellie going off on her own and even though she's alone, her family shines a light on her and it gives her strength like stone, which is a strong substance. And the queen of hearts is her and her own heart that is hurting from being away from her family.
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    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    Im in love with this song i dont know why but its good :)
    you show the lights that stop me turn to stone
    you shine them when i'm alone
    and so i tell myself that i'll be strong
    and dreaming when they're gone
    cuz they're calling, calling, calling me home
    calling, calling, calling home
    you show the lights that stop me turn to stone
    you shine them when i'm alone
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    UnregisteredJun 4, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Umm... I don't really know what the lyrics mean... They don't make much sense... Maybe it's about this guy who makes her forget about all her problems, but when he's gone they come back... Like maybe the lights are calling her home, but when he's there they stop? I don't know...
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    UnregisteredMay 24, 2012 at 3:33 am
    Heres what i think of when i here this song. She is abused by someone who kidnapped her or anyone and she is scared because she is left in the dark and when the abuser turns on the lights, she is frozen in fear and hopes shes still alive. She thinks back when the world was "safe" and her "brother and sister slept in an unlocked place" without worries and when she thinks of that, its the only time she feels safe. This is what i picture

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