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Ellie Goulding – Lights lyrics

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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    UnregisteredFeb 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    I think it sounds like instead of her being abducted by aliens, she is the alien and the spotlight reminds her of all the lights back home. It also sounds like her brother and her sister are in area 51 or something. She also thinks that she isn't real because nobody thinks she is, and that she is a ghost in another universe, when really she has just been left in another planet she doesn't know and becomes a singing superstar. (i really don't know about the last one though.)
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    UnregisteredJan 28, 2012 at 1:04 am
    I do think it's about aliens. Like "the lights that stop me" could mean the ufos that stopped her and took her away, and morphed her body, which follows up to "touch my own skin" because maybe the aliens added another creature on to her (i don't know, I'm just making a suggestion!)
    And she dreams of the aliens go away and home is calling her, she remembers her brother and sister.
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    UnregisteredDec 16, 2011 at 8:33 am
    Its about someone struggling with depression for sure. I feel like a close friend of mine has said and expressed all these feelings when he had depression. They're so caught up in their head like this ssong expresses. They did a brilliant job nailing every though that goes through a depressed persons head and every feeling, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
    "i had a heart but the queen has been overthrown" I cared but the strong part of me that was in control has been defeated.
    "i'm not sleeping now, the dark is too hard to beat" insomnia (common with depression).
    "you shine the light that stops me, turns to stone" you give me advice/positive that's stops me from hurting myself, but it turns to stone/pauses my destructive thoughts and behavior.
    "you shine it when i'm alone" you help me when I feel alone (the feeling of depression).
    "they're calling me home" either means calling me back to the old happy me or calling to heaven as in she feels that's her answer. But now that I've had an experience with my depressed friend I felt like I kept calling him "home" like back to reality and back to his old self.
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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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