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High-rise, veins of the avenue.
Bright eyes and subtle variations of blue.
Everywhere, is balanced there.
Like a rainbow above you.
Streetlights, glisten on the boulevard.
Cold nights make staying alert so hard.
For heaven's sake, keep me awake.
So I won't be caught off guard.
Clearly I am a passerby.
But I'll find a place to stay.
Dear Pacific day,
Won't you take me away?
Slow down, heart of the New Year.
Brought down by gravity, crystal clear.
City fog, and brave dialogue.
Converge on the frontier.
Make haste, I feel your heartbeat.
With new taste for speed, out on the street.
Find a road, to a humble abode.
Where both of our routes meet.
The silver sound, is all around.
And the colors fall like snow.
The feeling of letting go.
I guess we'll never know.

Cheer up and dry your damp eyes,
And tell me when it rains.
Then I'll blend up that rainbow above you,
And shoot it through your veins.
'Cause your heart has a lack of color,
And we should have known.
That we'd grow up sooner or later,
'Cause we wasted all our free time alone.

Your nerves, gather with the altitude.
Exhale the stress so you don't come unglued.
Somewhere there is a happy affair,
A ghost of a good mood.
Wide-eyed, panic on the getaway.
The high tide could take me so far away.
VCRs and motorcars unite on the Seventh Day.
A popular gauge will measure the rage,
Of the new post-modern age.
'Cause somewhere along the line,
All the decades align.

We were the crashing whitecaps,
On the ocean. (On the ocean)x2
What lovely seaside holiday,
Away.
A palm tree and Christmas lights.
My emotion.
Struck a sparkling tone like a xylophone,
As we spent the day alone.

Cheer up and dry your damp eyes,
And tell me when it rains.
Then I'll blend up that rainbow above you,
And shoot it through your veins.
'Cause your heart has a lack of color,
And we should have known,
That we'd grow up sooner or later.
'Cause we wasted all our free time alone.



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    +5
    iloveschnitzelOct 14, 2009 at 5:01 am
    Ok. Hot or not, this song has /meaning/. It's not talking about actually shooting up heroine, you dolts. It clearly about trying to cheer someone up. Think about a drug someone's done and it's made them just.. over the edge happy. Now, what do you think a rainbow put in a needle and shot in you would feel like?! It'd make you feel happy! Money bets that if you could sell a rainbow as a drug, it'd become the nation's number one drug-related death cause. Why? Because rainbows are a symbol of happiness. There's no way Owl City is a druggie-- he's an innocent writer, who merely used an extremely creative metaphor to express his need and want for someone to be happy.

    Get it straight, idiotic peons. Not everything is drug-related these days.
    There is good music out there.
  • Cobaltshadow
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    CobaltshadowMar 26, 2009 at 12:00 pm
    oh i figured it out. this is about how the magic has gone out of his relationship "Your heart has a lack of color" so he and his girlfriend or wife or whatever she is to him have gone on a plane ride "your nerves gather with the altitude" to a vacation place at the beach "and what a lovely seaside holiday, away" and their relationship gets the spark back.
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    horsetyJan 17, 2010 at 12:21 am
    @awsomesoccerboy dude its only a song dont over analyse, sure it could be, but really? do you think that they would reference drug in a song?

    peace anc cheers!
  • b
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    bribee93Feb 14, 2010 at 12:16 am
    awesomesoccerboy...I thought the exact same thing. I kept seeing stuff in the lyrics that made me think of being high. Seriously, how else could they come up with these lyrics? Honestly. I love their songs to death though because of the originality and extreme imagination.
  • m
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    mike_robbFeb 1, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    that song say: fun fun fun!... seems like owl city had a good day when he wroth that damn beautiful song...

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