"Return to Oz" as written by and Scott Hoffman Jason Sellards....
Once there was a man,
Who had a little too much,
Time on his hands,
He never stopped to think,
That he was getting older.
When his night came to an end,
He tried to grasp for his last friend,
And pretend,
That he could wish himself health,
On a four-leaf clover.

He said is this the Return to Oz?
The grass is dead
The gold is brown
And the sky has claws.
there's a wind-up man
Walking round and round.
What once was Emerald City's
Now a Crystal Town

It's three o'clock in the morning,
You get a phone call
From the queen with a hundred heads
She says that they're all dead
She tried the last one on
It couldn't speak, fell off
And now she just wanders the halls
Thinking nothing
Thinking nothing at all

She says is this the Return to Oz?
The grass is dead
The gold is brown
And the sky has claws.
there's a wind-up man
Walking round and round.
What once was Emerald City's
Now a Crystal Town

The wheelies are cutting pavement
And the Skeksis at the rave met
To hide deep inside
Their sunken faces
And their wild rolling eyes
But their callous words reveal
That they can no longer feel
Love or sex appeal
The patchwork girl has come to cinch the deal

To return to Oz
We've fled the world
With smiles and clenching jaws
Please help me friend from coming down
I've lost my place and now it can't be found
Is this the Return to Oz?
The grass is dead
The gold is brown
And the sky has claws.
there's a wind-up man
Walking round and round.
What once was Emerald City's
Now a Crystal Town


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"Return to Oz" as written by Scott Hoffman Jason Sellards

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    General CommentNumber one- while noone is claiming that all gay people are addicted to, use, or even have tried meth, people need to open up their eyes. I am a young gay woman who used to frequent the "club scene" and while I am fairly straight edged, many of my close friends used.
    It is very easy to say that since you and your friends dont use any drugs that there isn't a problem, but people need to open their eyes it. It is a massive problem, especially in the gay male community. It is unfortunate, and disturbing, but very very true.
    Anyhow, I'm positive this song is about meth use as well, if only for the physical discription of a user:
    "three o'clock in the morning
    You get a phonecall"- meth users often spend up to a week tweeking with no sleep, which often leads to audiotory hallucinations
    "Their sunken faces"-lack of sleep and increased energy leads to very dramatic weight loss
    "clenching jaws"- this is the most annoying effect meth has on people. They get lock jaw as well as griding teeth

    By the way, feel free to leave me a message if you have any questions about meth
    "That they can no longer feel
    Love or Sex appeal"- increased libido and increased, often frightening, agression
    PrismPuckon June 22, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about the true horror of meth use. at first you think it's all fun and games but eventually it becomes sick and seedy.
    jessenon August 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song freaked me out when i heard it. it reminded me of the first time i saw the return to oz when i was little and those bloody wheelies gave me nightmares and the queen with her heads, i like the song its freaky but that bloody movie disturbed so many children of the 80's
    Niamon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, messed up film. But I think the song is really about drugs, having a bad experience or a bad batch. "The Skeksis at the rave meant to hide deep inside their sunken faces and their wild rolling eyes" seems to refer to Ecstacy as does "We've fled the world with smiles and clenching jaws". And then there's "Please help me friend I'm coming down". Also, the "gold is brown" might refer to heroin and the "crystal town" might mean crystal meth. It's very cleverly done, though, quite subtle.
    ReActoron October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about meth, and the devestating effect it has had on, amongst others, the gay community. Take a look at a long term meth user and then look up skeksis on google image finder.
    hihoricherinoon October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh right, that sounds more like it.
    ReActoron October 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great, well thats what i thought when i downloaded it about 5 months ago but the other day i found out the version i had was just the chorus on repeat!!!! oops, well i heard the FULL version and Its even Better!!!!!!!!!
    sOCS479on November 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I met him in a bar...Oh my Lola!"
    josephtheleviteon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I met him in a bar...Oh my Lola!"
    josephtheleviteon December 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree its about drugs or death, whats with the lola la la la la lola?
    Niamon December 18, 2004   Link

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