Here I am
A young man
Come and get me if you can
Up in my room covered in flames
Meet me at the cinema
You can take me in your car
I'll lie in the back and stare at the planes
There's an orchestra in me
Playing endlessly
I even hear it now
They play in the devil's key
An endless symphony
I even hear it now
And I listen to the music
Beautiful music
Yes I listen to the music
Beautiful music

Here I am
A young man
You can roll me in your hand
Throw me up high into the air
I wandered on
Ripped and torn
A samurai in a storm
Over the sand into the glare
Because there's an orchestra in me
Playing endlessly
I even hear it now
They play in the devil's key
An endless symphony
I even hear it now
And I listen to the music
Beautiful music
Yes I listen to the music
Beautiful music

Here I am
A young man
A crashing computer program
Here is a pen
Write out my name
There's an orchestra in me
Playing endlessly
I even hear it now
They play in the devil's key
An endless symphony
I even hear it now
And I listen to the music
Beautiful music
Oh I listen to the music
Beautiful music
Yes I listen to the music
Beautiful music
Yes I listen to the music
Beautiful music


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    General CommentSometimes you don't feel such a strong passion for someone as much as you do for something - music in this case. You can take me in your car but I won't kiss you or make love, because my heart is full of beautiful music, an orchestra is playing within me - this is my present condition - it's as though the devil were palying it. It's a kind of magic which is even stronger than love or sex. At last somebody not concerned with love or sex but with something else. True. But not for everybody. Does anybody agree?
    thestampon March 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenteven though the song speaks about music i don't think it necessarily means it's specifically music that is distracting him from "love." For instance, like i've got all these things tearing at me and if you want to know what they are or how i feel - then you're gonna have to listen to the music - just because the music may be sad that doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. Personally I always like the sad ones best. So what i mean is it's whatever is inside this music that is the distraction, but i'm not trying to disagree with thestamp just trying to get a little more in depth.
    Brian McGlynnon April 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes i agree
    Brian McGlynnon April 12, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe synths are amazing, the lyrics are way above the surface - they aren't very deep, and in the video he acts ridiculously gay. but cells is good.
    Jeepthing028on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song....but I have no idea what it means.....No idea.

    But I do agree with thestamp's idea of this song.
    DrugPuppeyon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMale prostitution??? How the FUCK did you come up with something like that??????
    w/e

    I just thought it was about someone who was really disconnected from the rest of the world around him. The "orchestra" is him constantly thinking in his mind, and just going wherever, doesn't matter, because he is always off in space anyways...
    UnholyGeminion February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd the "devil's key" might mean it's sort of "evil" thoghts, like thinking about the girl he just passed on the street... if you get my drift...
    UnholyGeminion February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see this song and I just heard it for the first time ever today. It's on my iPod right now TBH. After reading the lyrics I have come to my interpretation of it. I feel it is of a teenage rebel. He keeps introducing himself and at the beginning as up in his room, yet he wants "you" to catch him. He is James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause" (metaphorically). He can't even relate to anyone totally. He goes to the movie theatre but, if you can see, he says to meet him there and yet he says that you can take him in your car. I am thinking that they either are just chilling, smoking pot, or something.

    Of course, the Devil's Orchestra is this beautiful and tempting rebel part of him and his thoughts. Perhaps part of his concience.

    I believe the "roll me in your hand" is an annalogy to say that it is easy for you to see what he is and "feel" what he is; it is obvious. He is strong and sly rebel, nonconformist as a "samurai" in a place where he doesn't share the same views as everyone else.

    He meantions that no matter what happens, he will get down what he wants to say. His computer program will crash (or so to say) and he will just take out a pen and write it down instead of typing it. Perhaps trying to write the "song" in him, he'll start with his name and write out his thoughts after.

    --Alyssa
    alyssaelaineon March 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy thought on this song was this.

    "Here I am, a young man, come and get me if you can" He does not know right from wrong. and evil wants to take advantage of that.

    "There's an orchestra in me, playing endlessly, I even here it now, They play in the devils key, an endless symphony" Evil is everywhere all the time.

    "I listen to the music beautiful music" The devil will try and get you in the most beautiful ways.


    so basically my thought is you always have to be aware of anything, and be careful. cause evil is always around.

    musicismyfavorite777on January 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHere's an interview with some info about this

    musicactu.com/actualite-musique/35179/the-servant/

    Translated from french to english:

    Question: In your single "Orchestra", is what you are trying to tell us that music is a way to transcend, to escape our lives?

    Answer: No, not really a text on the music itself. The orchestra represents all these ideas and feelings that are always in our heads, like a background noise. This may be conscious or unconscious, but it acts as a software and affects our behavior. However, in my case, it can also be music, it is one of my obsessions, it has its place in the orchestra!

    Question: In the same song you are talking about Devil's Key, the agreement of the Devil. Is it because these thoughts are dissonant?

    Answer: In fact in the Middle Ages, the agreement of the devil-Diabolus in Music was the Tritone-or augmented fourth, and had simply been banned by the church music. In "Orchestra" is our thoughts that haunt us, but people do not want to hear, they have banned. It is also a form of self-censorship that may be required. If you see a pretty girl, you think certain things but you do not say. Or the desire to kill someone repressed anger. And it's amazing he could think of a specific musical harmony was the fruit of the devil! Moreover, there is one such agreement in this particular piece. This was not planned either, but that's another of those lucky coincidences!
    zillionson September 05, 2010   Link

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