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You arrive
In the rising sun
The hidden passenger
That I've been taking
Close your eyes
Let's forget again
As you drag me down
I will take you in

What are you waiting for?
Just surrender here tonight
What are you waiting for?
As we go towards the light

When everything is said and done
Still looking for answers if only one
Turn my back the urge has gone
Left with no reason we come undone

I am caught
In your slow release
Seems like your traveller's
Eager to move me
My reflection
Will slowly fade
To another time
Until my head escapes

What are you waiting for?
Just surrender here tonight
What are you waiting for?
As we go towards the light

When everything is said and done
So looking for answers if only one
Turn my back the urge has gone
Left with no reason we come undone



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    Jacqui StewartJan 20, 2013 at 12:02 am
    You arrive
    In the rising sun
    The hidden passenger
    That I've been taking
    Close your eyes
    Let's forget again
    As you drag me down
    I will take you in

    What are you waiting for?
    Just surrender here tonight
    What are you waiting for?
    As we go towards the light

    When everything is said and done
    Still looking for answers if only one
    Turn my back the urge has gone
    Left with no reason we come undone

    I am caught
    In your slow release
    Seems like your traveller's
    Eager to move me
    My reflection
    Will slowly fade
    To another time
    Until my head escapes

    What are you waiting for?
    Just surrender here tonight
    What are you waiting for?
    As we go towards the light

    When everything is said and done
    So looking for answers if only one
    Turn my back the urge has gone
    Left with no reason we come undone
  • U
    +1
    UnregisteredJun 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    The lyrics for this match perfectly with those in self vs self. Its about being two people at once; the person you truly are, and the person people want you to be.
  • U
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    UnregisteredApr 13, 2012 at 6:46 am
    I think the song is about discovering a part of yourself that you never knew ("the hidden passenger i've been taking"), learning to accept it ("just surrender here tonight... As we go towards the light"), questioning how you've come to be this person ("still looking for answers if only one"), and eventually leaving the question unanswered ("turn my back the urge has gone, left with no reason, we come undone).
  • U
    UnregisteredAug 6, 2014 at 3:43 pm
    To me, this song is about two people, possibly lovers, and the singer is trying to convince his partner to go to a better place than where they are now ("as we go towards the light") but his partner doesn't feel like it's a good decision ("What are you waiting for?"). As the singer is so convinced it's a better place, he asks them to "just surrender", as if they will move on sooner or later so there's no point in trying to fight the progress. Looking at the lyrical structure, it seems that she did not want to go with him, but he went anyway. He soon discovered that it wasn't all it had turned out to be and he starts to question why he left and decides to go back, but realizes he can't return to his lover, so they have become "undone". To me, It's not only a very melodic and euphoric performance, especially considering I just listen to an acapella version all the time, it's also about someone trying to force someone they love to let go of everything they know and go with them to what he feels to be a better place, but the lover is reluctant as they are afraid that if they leave everything they know, they can never return to it and decides not to leave, creating this sense the singer is almost forcing them to go so much so that they can't bear to go with them and they end up never seeing each other again. It could also be referring to heaven, the "light" being the physical place and the two people are in Limbo. One of them wants to join God in Heaven whilst the other is finding difficult to go as they would be leaving behind their family and friends and so decides not to go. The guy who wants to go soon finds it isn't as good as he hoped and soon wants to leave, but realizes he can't as he is already in Heaven.
  • U
    UnregisteredJun 22, 2012 at 3:57 pm
    Two lovers are having sex. "left with no reason we come undone" "i am caught in your slow release" so many parts of this song it sounds like they are losing themselves in each other.

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