"Are You a Hypnotist??" as written by Wayne Coyne and Steven Drozd....
I had forgiven you for tricking me again
But I have been tricked again,
Into forgiving you,
What is this? Are you some kind of hypnotist?
Waving your powers around - the sun eclipse behind the cloud

I thought I recognized your face
Amongst all of those strangers,
But I am the stranger now
Amongst all of the recognized
What is this, are you some kind of hypnotist?
Waving your powers around, the sun eclipse behind the cloud

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"Are You a Hypnotist?" as written by Wayne Coyne Steven Drozd

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    General CommentAwesome song. I love the way it shows the confusion and overwhelming feeling of giving yourself completely away to someone who will probably use you. I'm not really sure if that's what was intended by the artist, but that's sure what I got from it-- especially in the last stanza (i know that term's only approprate for poems, but..), where he realizes that really, his feelings of belonging were totally out of place. He saw her, thought he knew her (which, I believe, is a huge part of love.. maybe that's only my experience though), but now he realizes that really, everyone around him is together and he is the outsider.

    I think the most beautiful part about the song is the way he poses his question, though. "Are you some kind of hypnotist?" He still thinks she's amazing (consider what comes to mind when you think of hypnotism), but he just can't believe what "her powers" have made him do. And at the beginning of the song, he tells us that she keeps "tricking" him-- that even once he feels himself finally loose of her spell, he is immediately caught right back up into the rush.

    I love songs about love that never actually use the word.
    synthwrron May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, im always drugged when listening to this
    playgroundloveon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is one of those that you have to play very loudly... and dance to. Or at least wave your arms in the air.

    Definately a great song from a great album.
    Greyshoeson December 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti can see an incredible video being made for this song, i can't explain it but they could make something incredibly trippy i'm sure...

    not as if the song's disorienting enough. sounds the way love at first sight feels...
    ripelivejamon April 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwow, i cant believe how lil posts this song has goten, it is AMAZNING, to me its pink floyd all over again

    its about loving someone who manipulates and uses you
    soadnoton November 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes indeed. loving someone who manipulates and uses you. sucks. but for some reason you keep going back.
    lmr0329on June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo ripelivejam:

    Actually there is a video for this song. And yeah, it's real friggin trippy. It might give you a seizure with all the rapidly flashing colors.
    step behindon July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love the wordplay. I'm going to have to agree it's about letting someone trick you again and again, but still you let them trick you and you wonder if the person has magical powers because you just can't seem to catch onto their trickery.
    sonic_leaveson April 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyou loved someone, they used you,and went away. Despite that, you still want them back, but they don't need you anymore. Good times...the song feels a lot better
    bombignantson January 13, 2010   Link
  • -1
    MemorySo I decided to get super-duper high and watch the DVD that comes with the album. When it got to this song, the 5.1 mixed music and the flashing lights are designed to put one into a trance, and it feels like you can't control your own body.

    "What is this, are you some kind of hypnotist," yeah has the one lyrical meaning, but when you experience the music the way they intended, it becomes your own lyric to Wayne Coyne.

    Try it.
    liquidhalcyonon July 10, 2011   Link

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