"Lysergic Bliss" as written by and Kevin Barnes....
Wearing an olive drab
But feeling somehow inside opalescent
Wonder how I'm managing to smile oh
When I can't even pay my rent
Maybe it's because I've finally found
My little tulip my Norge dear
Funny how in spite of all my woes
Life can appear rosy and clear
Rosy and clear

And I'm dizzy from her kiss
So vertiginous lost in lysergic bliss

(Because it hurts me so bad)

Love the way you wear your curly hair
Sanguine and spiraling tied in a bun
Love the way it falls about your face
Mercurially gilded by the sun
If we were a pair of jigsaw puzzle pieces
We would connect so perfectly
Creating a still photo of a scene
From the Phantom of Libertay
Of Libertay

And I'm dizzy from her kiss
So vertiginous lost in lysergic bliss


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  • +2
    General Commentoh, kevin barnes,
    i love your vocabulary.
    klsotson November 19, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's worth noting that the word "lysergic" is a chemical term, and is what the "L" in LSD stands for (lysergic acid diethylamide).
    Serotranceon June 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok, im not saying the song isnt a love song. but he obivously is taking it a step further than just that. he may be using it as both a metaphor for how she makes him feel, but undoubtedly he is talking about acid. if you are familiar with the drug the lyrics seem quiet... well "rosy and clear".
    jgd85on June 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"If we were a pair of jigsaw puzzle pieces
    we would connect so perfectly"

    When you drop acid, you tend to see the interconnectedness you have with everything around you.
    abrightcolddayon October 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthahahha kevin barnes eats a whole bunch of drugs.
    rachel__faceon November 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat Kevin is trying to communicate is his affection for his wife, Nina. The shimmering intensity of pure love is akin to the rush of euphoria brought on by substance usage. Those that are drawing conclusions from both column A -and- column B are correct.
    spiffykimbeanon October 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthahaha i thought he was saying "dizzy from the gas." i like this better.
    powerofdenialon November 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe Phantom of Liberty is apparently a surrealist film, which makes sense when you're talking about "lysergic bliss", a high achieved by taking LSD.
    yallon January 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I heard this song...(and most of Satanic Panic in the Attic) for the first time...I started laughing, I just burst out into laughter, like a victorious laughter, an excited fit of happiness that I had found such a great band and such a fantastic musical experience! That breakdown in the middle?....oh my golly!
    GeeMoon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbig difference between this song and the others by the group. whereas they usually display a sort of pop-psychedelic sheen, the beginning is very heavy, LSDian stuff.
    pumkinhedon January 23, 2005   Link

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