At magic mountain
Nobody sings today
Nobody speaks today
Close my eyes
And hope to see
Weeks go by like a day
In a lowland

I live here on magic mountain
No one leaves magic mountain

At magic mountain
Nothing changes
Everything stays the same
Cross my heart
And hope to live
All the time
With a little fever

I stay here on magic mountain
No one leaves magic…

My heart can hear you sing
My heart can see you speak
But I never make it in the flatlands
I must stay on magic mountain


Lyrics submitted by Sepulchrave

Magic Mountain song meanings
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    General CommentIt is a reference to Thomas Mann's Magic Mountain. A lot of their songs are based on literature and it's amazzzzzzzzzzzzzzing how they do it, omg.
    joeyjoeyon September 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe girl's voice is so hauntingly beautiful. I think I'm in love. This band re-invents music for me.
    Sepulchraveon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this song not about the novel "the Magic Mountain" by Thomas Mann? I haven't read it, so I don't really know, but I suspect that's what it is. Especially if they're also referencing "Equus" by Peter Schaffer.

    Sepulchrave,is your name drawn from Gormenghast at all?
    Radio Saturdayon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is talking about drugs.
    They are seemingly helpful - the place is referred to as "Magic" Mountain - but once you are hooked, there is no way out:
    I live here on magic mountain
    No one leaves magic mountain
    The girl is obviously very deep in her drug obsession, and each day has lost its meaning:
    At magic mountain
    Nothing changes
    Everything stays the same
    Although the girl still has hope, she admits that she has lost all worth in her life.
    My heart can hear you sing
    My heart can see you speak
    But I never make it in the flatlands
    I must stay on magic mountain
    (I think the flatlands or lowlands refer to normal life, pre-drug use.)
    mistterpickleon May 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song terrifies me for some reason.
    user35won September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo shed some light on the book this is based off of:

    The main character goes to visit his cousin in a sanitarium isolated in a mountain. Everyone there is being treated for tuberculosis and death is very prominent in this place. The main character, whom only planned on stay in this place for three weeks, contracts tuberculosis and ends up staying there for seven more years. The last six years that he is there go by extremely quickly hence:

    "Weeks go by like a day" Is referring to a major point within this novel, being that living such a monotone life in this secluded island makes you go into a routine that feels as though time passes extraordinarily quickly.

    Although your examination about how this might be referring to drugs (Which it seems every other song now-a-days is assumed to be about drugs) is a bit off. Since "Lowlands" and "Flatlands" is what is referred to in the novel about ordinary life that doesn't rush by you, life not on the "Magic" mountain.
    c0deon February 24, 2009   Link

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