"Riot" as written by and Joakim Simonsson Eskil/montelius....
I'm waiting for the plane to crush and burn
I like the smell of burning kerosene
I'm feeding on the thrill of primal fear
I want my share of fluid endorphine
It seems they just sit and wait for sleep
I really need to see if there is something more
In danger I perceive my world so clear
I force myself to stretch the envelope
There's a party going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a riot going on
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here
There's a riot going on
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here
There's a party going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a party going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
I'm freezing to the bone on the arctic storms
Naked in the cold I'm feeling so alive
I'm searching for the last uncharted land
I hope to find someone else like me
Don't listen to the fools that hold you back
For you will achieve what they can only dream
Now escape the grip of good old common sense
And trust yourself for reaching further on
There's a party going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a party going on
We'll all be here dancing underground
There's a riot going on
We'll all be here dancing underground


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"Riot" as written by Simonsson Eskil Joakim Montelius

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    Song MeaningThe entirety of the song is summed up in the lines:

    "Don't listen to the fools that hold you back
    For you will achieve what they can only dream
    Now escape the grip of good old common sense
    And trust yourself for reaching further on"

    The chorus is referencing this new movement or way of thinking.

    The first stanza and the stanza preceding the previously quoted one are specific examples, or instances, of someone embracing this philosophy.

    The second stanza is the origin of his ideology. He sees everyone else as essentially "sleeping" through life, and he wants to see if there is something more to it than what they see, so he pushes himself to his limits ("stretch the envelope"), because "in danger I perceive my world so clear," meaning the adrenaline rush makes him feel alive, makes him feel "awake" when the others are sleeping.
    Adeorion March 09, 2009   Link

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