there are darknesses in life and there are lights and i am one of the lights the light of all lights


  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. 
  • Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
  • There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.
  • Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.
  • Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.
  • Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.
  • I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.
  • I envy people that know love. That have someone who takes them as they are.
  • Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely.
  • Long is the way and hard, that out of Hell leads up to light.
  • You need to spend time crawling alone through shadows to truly appreciate what it is to stand in the sun. 
ride video

i am so into this song ok and i am so happy they made this video for it and i wanna talk about it for a minute if thats cool

so for the most part the video is dark in a literal sense like there are just not many lights in the majority of the video except for when tyler sings “im taking my time on my ride” which i interpret as him saying hes taking his time going through life, he’ll die when hes ready, he’ll surrender when its time. now w the lights, theres this myth of ‘seeing the light’ when ur about to die right? and to me, the rest of the song is about being on the brink of dying, being so close to ending it all but waiting. taking your time. so thats why the lights shine so bright at that part, tyler is almost there, he can see the light but hes taking his time. hes not giving up yet. 

and then the sunglasses. josh puts tyler’s sunglasses on for him and vice versa. going to the lyrics “who would you live for? who would you die for?” bc to me they’re asking who would you save? who would you help get thru life? and thats what the sunglasses symbolize to me. josh is helping tyler and tyler is helping josh. they’re helping each other in this way bc they know whats coming, they know the light is getting brighter but they’ve got each other’s backs. the end may be near but their fight is not over, and they’re gonna get thru it w each other, with us, with themselves.