I wish I could go into depth on this backstory but it’s pretty personal to a good friend of mine. I don’t know why I’ve been hanging so much on these tragic love stories. I know there are good moments in a relationship. I experience them all the time. For some reason, when I try to write them out, they aren’t as interesting to hear in a song.
The song sounded a bit like that delirious moment between the hours of 2am and 5am. “Getting through the night” is a pretty common metaphor for dealing with an issue so it made for a good setting for a couple to be going through it together. Sometimes things look O.K. on the outside when, really, there is chaos within. Kara and I have this thing we say. “Just keep talking”. It’s kind of another way of saying, “Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.” If something isn’t resolved between us, we try not to let anything keep us from working through it. Not even sleep.
So, here they are, lying next to each other. They’ve been through it and they are really still in the middle of it, but at least they are not scared anymore. There is hope because they know the sun in coming but they just can’t see it yet. It is still dark but at least it’s the dark of the morning and not the night.
In Your Room
“Am I what I can’t provide”
But the colors bleed inside
Plans to go
But that’s when I thought you didn’t mind
The worst is over now
Or so they say
We shut the monster out
I could fall in between the band
Or should I make my escape again
I know the sunlight is coming soon
In your room
Reach for mine
I don’t want the upper hand
Too late now
I can’t really change my name again
You beg to me wait up with you
We bury this beneath the moon
Am I talking crazy?
Will this day begin?