Adjusting to the Light

Song Description

A song about uncertainty and ambiguity.

Song Length 4:53 Genre Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Composed Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Adjusting to the Light

I strike a match
Catch my breath at your silhouette
In the darkened room behind you
I see shapes I cannot get
Are they images of comfort?
Are then images of threat?
Are these tears upon your face
Or is it sweat?
And in the dark night
Is it wrong or is it right?
My eyes adjusting to the light
My eyes adjusting to the light

I light the wick
See your dress upon a hook
You sit there like a witness
Your hand upon a book
Are you my mother or my daughter?
The policeman or the crook?
Is this the window or the mirror
In your look?
And in the dark night
Is it wrong or is it right?
My eyes adjusting to the light
My eyes adjusting to the light

And there?s a light that falls from heaven
There?s a light both soft and hard
There?s a light that comes from someplace
I can?t name
There?s a light that strikes a sideways glance
And catches you off-guard
There?s light that draws you
to the window pane

I lift the sash
I draw a breath and watch the street
There?s a spotlight on the corner
Where a couple used to meet
And the shadows of their drama
Were like forms that you could feel
And I wonder,
Was it the light that made them real?
And in the dark night
Is it wrong or is it right?
My eyes adjusting to the light
My eyes adjusting to the light

Lyrics Roger Nelson Music Roger Nelson
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
HARMONIE The World I Still Love Playlist 3/23/2008

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