"Scissor Lock" as written by Dino Campanella, Gavin Hayes, Mark Engles and Drew Roulette....
I think I'm awake
Rolling on my blanket
I am sinking into the bed
Light around me
Beautful washes of pulsating color
Buzzing white noise
It sounds like one hundred bees

I too once thought the radio played
Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed
I too once thought the radio played
Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed

Pulsing
You control it
Body's asleep
And your mind is awake

I too once thought the radio played
Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed
I too once thought the radio played
Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed

I too once thought the radio played
Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed
I too once thought the radio played
Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed


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"Scissor Lock" as written by Drew Roulette Dino Campanella

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    General CommentI hate to call you wrong, since I understand the concept of taking your own interpretation of the song, but the lyrics for Scissor Lock are almost undeniably about sleep paralysis. Much of the theme of the album is sleep paralysis, as if you look through the liner notes, rather than having lyrics, they have letters written about SP experiences. But the lyrics like "I think I'm awake...I am sinking into my bed," "Buzzing white noise, sounds like 100 bees," "I too once thought the radio played," and obviously, "Let's act like children while we sleep paralyzed" are undeniably taken from descriptions of SP accounts that people have had. Many people claim that during SP experiences, they hear static, feel as though they are being pulled into their beds, and are unable to wake themselves from the experience. This might seem outlandish if you've never had the experience, but it is fairly common, some ratio of like 1/5 people has had at least one SP experience, and those who have had it tend to agree that it is among the most frightening of experiences they've ever had - This link might give you a better idea of what Gavin is singing about: arts.uwaterloo.ca/~acheyne/…
    sommyon October 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds like this song is about drugs, though I'm not sure what drugs. Perhaps a combination. At first he says he's rolling, which is a term for X, but later he goes on to describe feeling as though he's sinking into the bed and can see beautiful washes of pulsating color. That sounds like LSD or shrooms, while the "sleep paralyzed" and "your body is asleep and your mind is awake" sounds like a DXM (cough syrup) trip.
    idunnopoetrydotcomon October 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so awesome..The best part about dredg is just their so damned artistic that listening to them for long periods of time is so easy
    Raelon March 25, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea this isn't about drugs. Dredg's whole album is about sleep paralysis, this song is one of the main theme songs. DEFENTLY not drugs. Drugs are soemthign some 2-bit crap ass punk band would sing about -_-;
    Killerbirdon March 31, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah, the album is about SP and it is also based around the dali painting Sleep Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate, One Second Before Awakening. on a side note, i *will* travel to Madrid one day to see that painting.
    yes, this song is about Sleep Paralysis. there is a great site--traversing.cbj--that offers concepts behind the albums and songs.
    sparkthesunoffon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsommy pretty much knows whats up with this one, This song pretty much wraps up the rest of the theme of the album. This is by far my favorite song off of my favorite album
    ARRxnBass102on February 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentto whoever said Drugs are soemthign some 2-bit crap ass punk band would sing about FUCK U
    NorthernLightson March 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the references to different areas of the spectrum, radio and light. He talks about sound waves too. All of which are unseeable and necessary parts of nature. It's like the "radio" of nature tells us to play and act like we were children. Children are full or dreams and imagination and what's wrong with that? As we get older we lose sleep, and stop using our imagination, and as adults, the only times we dream is when we're asleep. We should instead be always dreaming.
    eastoneastonon April 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe correct lyric in the middle is "Lucid, you control it". The whole album's about sleep paralysis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    heartbeats_xxxon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSo the song's about sleep paralysis. But then what does the song's title mean?
    Psicofreak667on August 10, 2006   Link

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