"Larissa's Lagoon" as written by Idina Menzel and Milton Davis....
Down in Larissa's lagoon
She sits by the light of the moon
She's hearing voices in her head
She must be strong
She must not give in to their song
She's hearing voices in her head

Down in Larissa's lagoon
Her guests, they sleep in separate rooms
But her father comes to tuck her into bed
She's lost her mind
Got no control
And there's nowhere else to go
When her father comes to tuck her into bed

[Chrous:]
But Larissa woke up one morning singing,
"Hallelujah, remember me for my passion,
The paradise that I imagined, hallelujah."

Down in Larissa's lagoon
The skies, they never look blue
'Cause someone spiked the rain
With a little extra juice
She thinks she's being followed
Any minute she'll be swallowed
Someone spiked this rain
With a little extra juice

[Chorus]

Hallelujah... Hallelujah... Hallelujah... Hallelujah
Down in Larissa's lagoon
There is no force that's greater
Looming deep within a very, very, very troubled girl
She stays awake for hours
Picking out the sweetest flowers
To lay upon the grave of a very, very troubled girl

[Chorus]


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"Larissa's Lagoon" as written by Milton Davis Idina Menzel

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    General CommentAt one of Idina's previous concerts, she said that this song is about her childhood friend who had died.
    She didn't say anything about rape, though.
    cabeyx3on April 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song's about rape, because the lyric "But her father comes to tuck her into bed," And like "Someone spiked the rain with a little extra juice" Is that supposed to me like...roofies?


    I have NO idea. v_v
    adyingnationon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song's about rape, because the lyric "But her father comes to tuck her into bed," And like "Someone spiked the rain with a little extra juice" Is that supposed to me like...roofies?


    I have NO idea. v_v
    adyingnationon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm getting the impression of rape, too... But it sounds more to me like child molestation. Like, it was on a regular basis. When she was a child, she was disturbed because of it all (hence the "voices in her head" and a very troubled girl"). She was probably thinking about suicide when she was a young ("to lay upon the grave of a very troubled girl") Yet, when she grows up ("woke up one morning"), she overcomes her past, and can still be a good person ("Singing Hallelujah... Remember me for my passion, the paradise that I imagined.)

    I dunno, in my interpretation, the verses are her past, and the refrain would be her present, I guess...

    Just my thoughts on it.
    -pyrokinesis-on October 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI completely agree with the rape theory. Its the impression this song gives. But just so everyone knows the song is larrisa's dragon not lagoon
    findmeintheroughon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's lagoon.

    And I agree with pyrokinesis, that it's less about rape than it is about child molestation by her father.
    Jackett90on January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about Larissa (little girl) being raped and physically abused by her father. ("Picking out the sweetest flowers to lay upon the grave of a very, very troubled girl") Its to the point that she's ready to die at any moment.

    And yes, its Larissa's Lagoon. not dragon?
    ooeygooeyrocknrollon January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe title is larissa's dragon by the way
    xforgotten23xon June 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentat least according to itunes!?
    xforgotten23xon June 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe song's clearly about child molestation. Larissa's being abused by her father and can't tell anyone, so she tries to deal with it by retreating into herself (the line "Down in Larissa's lagoon / Her guests; they sleep in separate rooms" seems to suggest some kind of personality disorder, too. Dissociative Identity Disorder is often a result of severe child abuse).

    She had recurrent suicidal thoughts and can't/don't want to ignore them anymore; death is the only escape,

    "But Larissa woke up one morning / singing, "Hallelujah, remember me for my passion; the paradise that I imagined, hallelujah"

    free of her flesh and bones prison, finally in peace, she pleads to be remembered for who she was, not as a victim.
    Amarilison December 21, 2012   Link

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