A Look at the LyricsA Look at the Lyrics – The Fading Light “In The Morning”

Reina Peli1 month ago8710 min

The Fading Light “In the Morning”

This is a song I wrote about someone in my life who would constantly disparage themselves, they would always seek assurance that I thought they were pretty, always refer to themselves as ugly, and even give me push back when I said I thought they were beautiful.

It was frustrating, to say the least, to try to express to someone that you think they’re wonderful only to be met with a lack of
self-appreciation every time. I wrote this song to try to express that when I say “you’re beautiful”, I’m not talking about how you look today.

-Josh Doran

 

You’re far too hard on yourself

When you look in the mirror

Because every time your eyes meet mine

Everything is so much clearer

And I don’t understand what to do or say

To make you feel any better

So I sit here undecided

While I’m writing you this letter

And you’ll try to deny it but you’re wrong

Because I can’t take my eyes off your sleeping smile

In the morning

When I wake up

And the sun is shining on your face

Before the makeup

And the pretty clothes

Before your hair is done

I can see you sleeping soundly

You lay there just like you were made

And you don’t know

How beautiful you are

How beautiful you are to me

So maybe if I described it

In some poetic way

I could elicit some reaction

The summer blue sky and the green earth have nothing on you honey

But still I sense dissatisfaction

And I’ve never been so frustrated

Every day I tell you that you’ve made it

But you’re still unreceptive

So tell me what am I supposed to do?

I need to find a better way to get through to you

So I wrote this melody to give you some perspective

If there’s a doubt left in your head then you’re so wrong

Because I can’t take my eyes off your sleeping smile

In the morning

When I wake up

And the sun is shining on your face

Before the makeup

And the pretty clothes

Before your hair is done

I can see you sleeping soundly

You lay there just like you were made

And you don’t know

How beautiful you are

How beautiful you are to me

If only I could make you see

Everything you mean to me

If only I could open up your mind

And make you see yourself through my eyes

In the light of every sunrise

In the morning

When I wake up

And the sun is shining on your face

Before the makeup

And the pretty clothes

Before your hair is done

I can see you sleeping soundly

You lay there just like you were made

And you don’t know

How beautiful you are

How beautiful you are to me

 

 

Reina Peli

Reina is a photographer for First Angel Media, is the official Rock For Life Concert Series photographer and dabbles in graphic design. When she's not out at a local show you can find her at home with her family and three dogs Curlie, Peso and Scarlet.

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