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Owl City – Dear Vienna lyrics

(Dear Vienna)
I regarded the world as such a sad sight
Until I viewed it in black and white
Then I reviewed every frame and basic shape
And sealed the exits with caution tape
(Dear Vienna)
Don't refocus your eyes in the darkness
And don't remember this place unless
I describe all the things that you cannot see
And we'll unravel the mystery

Farewell
All my friends
In textbooks
I'm going home
'Cause my blood cells
Cannot depend
On the weather
In photographs

There's a light show
Out my window
Somewhere
Way up there

Dear Vienna, are you singing?
Dear Vienna, are you swinging?
Dear Vienna, we were happy like the shades of May
When we got carried away

(Dear Vienna)

(Dear Vienna)
I regarded the world as such a sad sight
Until I viewed it in black and white
Then I reviewed every frame and basic shape
And sealed the exits with caution tape
(Dear Vienna)
Don't refocus your eyes in the darkness
And don't remember this place unless
I describe all the things that you cannot see
And we'll unravel the mystery

(Dear Vienna)

I was so far out of place
Watching those stars in outer space
'Cause I am so far
From where you are

There's a light show
(There's a light show)
Out my window
(Out my window)
Somewhere
(Somewhere)
Way up there
(Way up there)

Dear Vienna, are you singing?
Dear Vienna, are you swinging?
Dear Vienna, we were happy like the shades of May
When we got carried away

(Dear Vienna)



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    This reminds me so much of France, from Hetalia Axis Powers. It sort of talks about his love for Joann d'Arc. He is always thinking about her too. And how his world was black and white, before he meet her. It also makes me think of Italy. Such sad songs.
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    I know its a little far fetched but I kind of hear this like a goodbye letter a leukemic patient would write, or at least this patient would. Like I see it as he is on his death bed remembering how his life was "Dear Vienna" is his way of addressing his family. I mostly get this idea from the line "my blood cells cannot depend...." also in the song, at that particular part I hear a breathing machine. I don't know but that's what I hear.
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    I think, like all of adam young's songs, that it is just this view on life and on the planet in his own way of putting things. I think it could also have something to do with his battle with insomnia, because he always has to change the way he sees things and does well at it because he knows he is a unique being, and that is why he is incredible.
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