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Owl City – Vanilla Twilight lyrics

The stars lean down to kiss you,
And I lie awake and miss you.
Pour me
a heavy dose of atmosphere.
'Cause I'll
doze off safe and soundly,
But I'll miss your arms around me.
I'd send a postcard to you dear,
'Cause I wish you were here.

I'll watch
the night turn light blue.
But it's not the same without you,
Because it takes two to whisper quietly,
The silence isn't so bad,
Till I look at my hands and feel sad,
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly.

I'll find repose in new ways,
Though I haven't slept in two days,
'Cause cold nostalgia chills me to the bone.
But drenched in Vanilla twilight,
I'll sit on the front porch all night,
Waist deep in thought because when I think of you.
I don't feel so alone.
I don't feel so alone.
I don't feel so alone.

As many times as I blink I'll think of you... tonight.
I'll think of you tonight.

When violet eyes get brighter,
And heavy wings grow lighter,
I'll taste the sky and feel alive again.
And I'll forget the world that I knew,
But I swear I won't forget you,
Oh if my voice could reach back through the past,
I'd whisper in your ear,
Oh darling I wish you were here.



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  • DIVABEAT68
    + 15
    DIVABEAT68
    Right, superstar123, first, you can't spell insomniac and this song does not 'curse' anyone. Seriously, if you wrote a song, what would you write it about? It's not illigal to vent your feelings out through a song. Virtually every song is to do with love, just as this one is. Just because you don't like this song, you don't have to call the people 'tone-deaf toads'. This song is beautiful and so is fireflies. If you don't like it or owl city, why the hell did you look up the lyrics? If you don't like it, too damn bad, because there are people who do.
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  • m
    + 11
    mileycyrus2010
    Superstar123, I am tired of seeing you comment your thoughts on talented bands and stars! Can't you see that you don't have a brain? You are thoughtless! You don't care about anybody but your nasty old mean empty hearted self! Stop being mean! We don't give a cow if you don't like owl city! I don't really listen to them, but I have to give them credit for fireflies! Comment back so I can see what your little lone hearted self has to say! Get your life straight! Divabeat68 is right! If you don't like the song, then too bad! Because you are trying to put us down and make us feel ashamed of liking these people! Owl city is awesome! And they can do anything better than you! They were brave enough to write and sing songs! While you just sit your butt on the computer all day getting on lyricsmode talking about stars! Go get your life straight or something bad will happen to you! And I am only 10 years old and I have more common sense than you do! That is just sad!
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  • xxfoxypuppyxx
    + 4
    xxfoxypuppyxx
    This song is about treasuring your loved ones. Because, if they would happen to leave, you may never see them again. It will and does hurt eternally. Infinately to lose someone close to you. My friend's father died when she was 5. She grew up knowing the results of smoking. And cancer. So remeber to hug and tell the people you love that you do infact love them when you leave or close your eyes. Because they may not be there when you return. Or you might not when they return.
    Love your Surroundings.
    ~xxfoxypuppyxx.
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  • a
    + 4
    akmp
    I have to admit that this song is really beautiful and meaningful. I love the way the lyrics rhymes throughout every verse describing how deep author's feeling upon the one who passed away. My eyes got misty by this song too :) What a good sad song :))
    Well done Adam Young. I am sorry to know that this song is a tribute to your beloved. I am sorry for my belated condolence as I just know "Owl city" from fireflies when it became No. 1 hits here in the uk.
    All the best mate :)
    Cheers,.
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  • n
    + 4
    Newton0819
    This really is one of those songs where you are supposed to put your own sentimental meaning to it. You could see it as him singing to a girl that he misses because she moved away, or even him singing to a girl who lives really far away. But my girlfriend passed away a little while ago, and then I came across this song. To me, it's him singing about someone he really loved, but she is gone. When he says "I'd send you a postcard dear, 'cause I wish you were here", I think he means that he wishes that he could send her a postcard, but he can't because she is dead. Also, he says "Oh if my voice could reach back through the past,.
    I'd whisper in your ear". To me that means that he wants to reach back into the past when she was still there and tell her he loves her. You can think of it in a lot of ways, but that's how I see it.
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  • p
    + 3
    PhantomToast
    @superstar123.
    Alot of people put something that's happened to them into lyrics, have you ever thought that maybe this was the best way for him to channel whatever he was feeling?
    Just because it actually has a deep meaning other than just 'oh yeah well. I think the stars are pretty. '
    And js, there's nothing wrong with g** people, and using it as an offensive term makes you look stupid.
    The song is beautiful no matter what it's meaning.
    Just because it isn't to your taste doesn't mean you have to take personal hits at someone you've never met.
    I love the song, and the line 'The spaces between my fingers are right where yours fit perfectly' is one of the best lines from ay song I have ever heard. , 3
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  • destiny2015
    + 2
    destiny2015
    I like this song but just like other people I can't always listen to it cuz of my past relationship, and he writes his feelings and sings them out cuz maybe if it sounds like a good song people will listen to him. But you never know what his life is like, people don't always want to listen!
    So don't go calling people freak if all he wants you to do is listen :)
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  • k
    + 2
    kit-kat-katie
    This song is about love deff but I think the guy loves a girl who has moved ont to somone else and hes trying just to be friends with her but she still has feelings so she is trying not to flirt or anything but be friends but it doesn't work so hes learning how to just be a friend and be there and cope without her in hopes maby one day she will come back to him.
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  • DarknessRains
    + 2
    DarknessRains
    I think this is one of those songs where the meaning you got out of it depends completely on your situation in life and mood.
    To me, I hear a guy singing to someone he cared a lot about, but died. "The stars lean down to kiss you", "I'd send a postcard to you, dear", "If my voice could reach back through the past." It seems as if he is saying that he can't sent her a postcard or speak to her now, that she's with the stars now.
    It's such a deep song. Owl City=.
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  • U
    + 1
    Unregistered
    To Superstar123. First of all, who are you to judge?! I bet you couldn't come up with something with this much meaning. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean others don't. And you were really a friend, you wouldn't judge her on her music taste. And Adam is the most thoughtful singer/songwriter i have ever listened to. He has truly changed my life; whenever i am in a bad mood, i go to my tablet and turn on owl city, because it's the only music that can cheer me up. He has tons of loyal fans that will never judge him, never leave him. If you ever listen to This Isn't The End, Gold, Shooting Star, those will make you feel good, because they're all about being yourself, and knowing you can get through whatever is holding you down right now.
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  • c
    + 1
    Chadda1st
    Lol I get to be the 152nd "meaning" of this song. I wonder if anyone even put a meaning. All there seems to be is bullshit and gossip. If that was what we were supposed to put here, I'm sure it would say so somewhere, but who am I to talk? I just joined in! Xd I have yet to listen to the song, but I've read the lyrics, and I think it's sweet. The lyrics have given me the impression that this young man misses someone special to him, and I'm interested in finding out how it sounds. =) Quit the gossiping and post your meaning, please.
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  • w
    + 1
    wolfgangsgirl_17
    It makes me think of my boyfriend who passed away in his sleep while laying next to me death sucks but we eventually get over mthe ones weve lost but still we hold them dear to our hearts and in silence when we sit and think of the old times the good and the bad we think of them and how much we miss them and that's what the song means and theres only one thing for me to say about it is that I believe its the truth 100%.
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  • s
    + 1
    sunshineishere
    I agree its confusing. But at the same time it makes perfect sense. It about a long distance relationship. He misses her dearly and starts to realize all the things about why he loves her. And as he realizes this he feels better because he realizes he's deeply in love. Thinkn of her gets him through the day and the distance isn't such a big deal. At least shes always in his heart.
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  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    My meaning of this song is for my boyfriend that died in a car accident just 2 and a half years ago. This song means so much to me and I direct it to the meaning that he was once here and now not anymore. The song has parts of me and him that used to be, like the holding of eachothers hands. Now I look at the spaces between my finger tips and there isn't his hand there anymore! :(
    They only way for me to survive is if I go to my special place.
    If only my voice could reach back into the past and I would say that I love him more than anything there ever was to love!
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  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    "wow it's a real love song it made feel alive again" for this comment I will say should buy a few of his cd's all of his music is this way. 100% imnpossible to feel negitive to his tunes. The stories he tells and the way he describes everything and the flow is all beyond moving. Once in a while there is a artist that is truly gold and owl city is that one: d
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  • U
    0
    Unregistered
    Superstar123.
    You are the fur-reak. Music is a way to express ur emotions. So if ur a stone-hearted corpse you should go back to ur lifless grave. And its insomniac. He has insomnia. Learn ur words. And in fact ir torturing people by being so stupid. You really give people a headache. Go choke on something. Please. And btw at least this guy doesn't sing about strippers. That's a nice change!
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  • d
    0
    daisyvoid246
    I think this song is talking about his girlfriend who died just in the way he is always mentioning the sky and "stars leaning down to kiss you" and "watching the night turn light blue" so he is looking to the sky for her and also he menitions wings but that's just my oppinion x
    This is one of my fave songs though it is so beautiful and calming like all owl city songs are!
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  • s
    0
    skittles
    I heard that his girlfriend died and dat wud explain how he would send a postcard 2 sum1 but he can't cuz she's not alive anymore. And nostalgia means sorta missing sumone or a time; like, he misses the time his girlfriend was alive and they wer happy and in love.
    Sorry if sum1 typed this I don't mean 2 copy even accidently just want to refresh the thought if it was already typed so sorry.
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  • t
    0
    Taylor_Wilder
    Bhstiger I feel sorry that you are deluded enough to think that. It says in the album that all aongs were written by adam young and that thhe bird and the worm were written by him and a matthew thiessen.
    I believe that you think that you are that girl that, um, jared I think,(?) wrote that song for. You are just creepy and need to get a life. Yes I know its a cliché, but hey they don't call them cliché's for a reason.
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  • Hippie21
    0
    Hippie21
    I absolutely love this song; I love all of Owl City's songs. I think my favorite part of the song would have to be the second verse when he sings: I'll watch the night turn light blue, but it's not the same without you, because it takes two to whisper quietly, the silence isn't so bad until I look at my hands and feel sad, cuz the spaces between my fingers are right where urs fit perfectly. I don't really know why I love that part so much.
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  • U
    - 1
    Unregistered
    I suffer from depression, manic depression actually, it feel as if the start of the song revolves around the feelings when something bad (a break up) happens and then the end of the song is sorta when things start to lift up, even though you know its still sad, and youre not okay with it, deep down eventaully youll feel better.
    I often think young suffers from some kind of mental illness due to his choice of lyrics, they are ever so touching.
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  • U
    - 1
    Unregistered
    First of all. Epic song! I am in love with owl city. The most innocent, individaul music I've ever heard! I also love sky sailing (one of his side projects)! I think this song is about him missing his by the sounds of it amazing girl. Nostalga is the longing for what was in the past. It sounds like 'she' went away (the postcard line). I might be wrong, but the last paragraph sounds like he's letting go,.
    But he won't let go the memories that he and the woman shared. But deep down he know that life must go on. He may not have her by his side, but she's in his memories and his heart. Hope I made sense! I have listened to pretty much all of his songs! I would be a #1 fan if I could! If I had enough money I'd probably buy everything on the merchandise site! : s (in my dreams)! Thanks for the amazing songs adam, they make me feel better when I'm down. God bless.
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  • m
    - 1
    meggsjbts
    This song reminds me of the relationship I recently had. This guy was pretty much my world, we spent every second of our time together. He was like the best part in my life. Then he got a major concussion and it completely changed him around slowly but surely. He transformed from an incredible affectionate guy to this guy who keeps to himself and thinks he is the greatest thing in the world. It just feels like I'm missing the biggest part of me. And this song is honestly beautiful. Way to go owl city this is a perfect song about missing someone.
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  • b
    - 9
    bhstiger
    This song isn't even by this band. A 16 year old boy named jared kargen wrote this song. He also wrote fireflies. He works for a lyric company that sends his songs to owl city. Its about him not being able to see his girl because hes too far away from her. He can't get to her. And he knows it kills her so he wrote this song for her to let her know how much he loves her. Its ok if you think I'm lying. I know what I'm saying true. I miss you too jared.
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  • s
    - 24
    superstar123
    Ok, let me get this straight. This Adam Young's girlfriend died, and he's sad, so he puts it into lyrics?
    Fur-Reak.
    Why does he curse everyone else if he's upset? And he could just go, "I miss my girlfriend, she is dead, I feel so sad, in my empty bed, thoughts of her are in my head", not fgo about spouting about atmosphere and stars and fingers fitting into each other!
    What a creep!
    And we all know that he's sick. He has problems. He's an ainsomniac, according to his song Fireflies, so he goes mental. God, he's so retarted, and he tries to hide behind all this "soulful" music. If you can call it music.
    My friend likes it (tone-deaf toad) and she always cries. Why does this freak of nature have to torture everyone else because of his problems?
    And he's like totally g**. Don't ask why because anyone with a brain would figure it out. He's g**. Ew.
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