"Double Vision" as written by Wayne Jones, David Joseph Betts, Jonathan Charles Benn, Matthew John Albon and Samuel Dyson....
Feeling down n' dirty, feeling kinda mean
I've been from one to another extreme
This time I had a good time, ain't got time to wait
I want to stick around till I can't see straight

Fill my eyes with that double vision, no disguise for that double vision
Ooh, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me
My double vision gets the best of me

Never do more than I really need
My mind is racing, but my body's in the lead
Tonight's the night, I'm gonna push it to the limit
I live all of my years in a single minute

Fill my eyes with that double vision, no disguise for that double vision
Ooh, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me
My double vision always seems to get the best of me, the best of me, yeah

Ooh, double vision, I need my double vision
It takes me out of my head, takin' me out of my head
I get my double vision, oh, seeing double double
Oh, I have double vision, (oh double vision) yeah
Oh I'm getting double vision


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"Double Vision" as written by Michael Leslie Jones Louis A (andrew) Grammatico

Lyrics © SOMERSET SONGS PUBLISHING INC

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    General CommentWith all due respect, I dont think anyone grasped the undermeanings of the song ..
    Thats my explanation:


    "Feeling down n' dirty, feeling kinda mean"

    -He is refering to a problem induced feeling ...


    "I've been from one to another extreme"

    -That is, his views, opinions, excitements, view of life all changes dramatically.... One moment he is on the top of the world, the other moment he's on the other bank ... these are the two contradictory extreme feelings


    "This time I had a good time, ain't got time to wait"

    -He says, Now I am in the good feeling side ... and I would not waste any minute ... because it could all vanish into the blues ...


    "I want to stick around till I can't see straight"

    -I want to enjoy every single moment while am on the goood bank ... I want to make the best use of it until .. I switch ... and can see straight no more


    "Fill my eyes with that double vision, no disguise for that double vision"

    -Regardless, I will (see things) the way I do -i think referring to the bad feeling - ... I wont disguise just because of what I suffer


    "Ooh, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me"

    -And when I get it ..myself becomes a stranger to me -apparently he cant cope with it- I feel like am a new person, as I referred with new visions, dreams, opinions, views, ... etc ...


    "My double vision gets the best of me"

    -My double vision: the two different views that lives in me are quit an obstacle ... it gets the best of me ...


    "Never do more than I really need"

    He is capable, ambitious, know-it-all, but he doesn't do more than he needs (live a normal life is one thing he doesnt need - or cant have) ... He works to get enough to fulfil his pleasure seeking self ...


    My mind is racing, but my body's in the lead
    -An exquisite line that demonestrate the battle between ones logic & emotions ..


    Tonight's the night, I'm gonna push it to the limit
    I live all of my years in a single minute
    -Quite self-explanatory .. time to seek pleasure and live to the max .. notice how the tune even change to a more live one

    Fill my eyes with that double vision, no disguise for that double vision
    Ooh, when it gets through to me, it's always new to me
    My double vision always seems to get the best of me, the best of me, yeah

    Ooh, double vision, I need my double vision
    It takes me out of my head, takin' me out of my head
    I get my double vision, oh, seeing double double
    Oh, I have double vision, yeah, I'm getting double vision


    It is a very sad self-reflective song ... about the instable life of many around us ... that lives moments in heaven and moments in hell within a blink of an eye..
    ussr5on April 11, 2013   Link
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    General Commentawesome...the first person to comment. i love this group. Lou Gramm has a spectacular voice.
    lysson March 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentagreed
    AngusRocks07on March 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about partying hard and drinking so much your vision becomes blurry.
    Fluffyinsanityon December 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe band wrote this after seeing New York Rangers goalie John Davidson get knocked out during the 1977 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Davidson is now a popular hockey analyst for ABC Sports. The changed it around to talk about being at a party.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI certainly love this, probably because I have it.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song awesome....
    Anabelly8on March 22, 2009   Link
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    MemoryForeigner was the first concert I ever went to. I was in the beer garden before the show, and I was pretty drunk, when all of a sudden I hear this song. I thought it was befitting given my current state.
    RockNRollJenon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's about someone living on the edge. He lives his life to party and only for partying's sake. But he claims to know his limit--"Never do more than I, I really need". The singer never tells us what leads him to the partying or what pain he is trying to quench. Only that he has a lust to party.
    Scifiboy2002on August 17, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationHe parties way too much for his own good. Double vision would be what he sees when he gets hammered. He wants to stop but doesn't for the party.
    Whovian12on April 25, 2012   Link

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