"Magic Carpet Ride" as written by John Kay and Rushton John Moreve....
I like to dream, yes, yes
Right between the sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near
To the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what
We can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride

Well, you don't know what
We can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free

Close your eyes now
Look inside now
Let the sound
Take you away

Last night I hold Aladdin's lamp
So I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away

I looked
Around
A lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what
We can find
Why don't you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride

Well, you don't know what
We can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free

Close your eyes now
Look inside now
Let the sound
Take you away


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by HUX888

"Magic Carpet Ride" as written by Rushton John Moreve John Kay

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    General CommentYeah, this song is amazing. I love it. Sounds like it's about sex and drugs... and stuff. It's a lot of fun to dance to and jump around to... and do other things to. Love it.
    xmakesherflyxon August 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song's definitely not about a fraternity, as stated here in the lamda chi alpha official publication:crossandcrescent.com/2006/07/carpet-ride-unraveled/

    As for my opinion, it is about hallucinogens, probably psilocybin mushrooms or LSD. I don't think that "little girl" has much to do with the meaning, it is just filler. My reason for this opinion is the verse beginning with "Last night" and ending with "lousy candle's all I found". Basically he was having a good trip, hoping he could stay like that but it ended, and looking around, he just found a candle that he had lit.
    jakflashon July 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentquit being repressed and just chill to the music.
    hurleychick42069on May 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a groovy song. this is well before my time 2 but one of my fave songs ever! i sprained my ankle dancing to it actually.
    Lollyon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song to drive to! its so happy ... i definantly recommend the version crystal method did
    bodaciousbia84on August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn good tune
    rockon4lifeon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho cares whether it's before your time or not that doesn't change the fact that it's a damn cool song and should be in everybody's music collection.
    Rider_of_the_Sunon September 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok yeah u know how i said its a great song to drive to??? Yeah i just got a ticket for doing 67 in a 45, coincidently listening to this song.

    not that ne one really cares but DAMMIT im PISSED
    bodaciousbia84on March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawesome song.
    weezerific:cutleryon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe guys voice in this song is just so cool. i don't know how to explain it but it makes me want to dance.
    argugon April 07, 2003   Link

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