"Illusion & Dream" as written by Marko Saaresto, Olli Tukiainen and Markus / Kaarlonen....
Look in my eyes I'll make you see
We're drifting aimlessly
Blind in a world of make believe

Hear them sing their songs off key n' nod like they agree
Buying the needs to be discreet

I've got no hand in matters worldly
I hardly care at all
What's going on fails to concern me
'Cause I'm locked behind my wall
But you know what drives me out
Out of my mind oh

It's whatever makes you see
Makes you believe
And forget about the premonition you need to conceive
The images they sell are Illusion and Dream
In other words dishonesty

If I speak ill please, humour me
Won't rant on endlessly
Just thought I'd try to make you see

It doesn't solve a thing to dress it, in a pretty gown
A stone will not need you to guess if, you're still going to drown
So you know what drives me out
Out of my mind, oh

It's whatever makes you see, makes you believe
And forget about the premonition you need to conceive
The images they sell are Illusion & Dream
In other words dishonesty

So can you name your demon?
Understand it's scheming
I raise my glass and say "Here's to you"

Can you chase your demon?
Or will it take your freedom?
I raise my glass and say "Here's to you"

I've got no hand in matters worldly
I hardly care at all
What's going on fails to concern me
'Cause I'm locked behind my wall
But you know what drives me out
Out of my mind oh

It's whatever makes you see
Makes you believe
And forget about the premonition you need to conceive
That the images they sell are Illusion and Dream
In other words dishonesty

So whatever makes you see
Makes you believe
And forget about the premonition you need to conceive
The images they sell are Illusion and Dream
In other words dishonesty

With silence comes peace
With peace comes freedom
With freedom comes silence


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"Illusion & Dream" as written by Markus Kaarlonen Marko Saaresto

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    General CommentI agree with Anoreo more than anyone else that commented. I personally don't have much interest in government...so it never really even crossed my mind to be about...the power of government and such. I can see what you guys are saying though.

    Good writers make songs be relatable in many different ways. That's why analyzing songs are so difficult, you only relate to what you know. Whether it be a relationship, government, media.

    I don't think this song is about the "what" though. That's why the title is Illusion and Dream. The writer isn't putting emphasis on "they" but the outcome. Realize what's real and what's illusion, because what "they" are portraying is dishonest. So yeah, it can be the government. But the listener has the power to use it how they need, maybe a hard relationship to grasp, dreams that he or she looses, a change in their life that they can't cope with. It's the power of song.

    Lastly..."With silence comes peace, with peace comes freedom, with freedom comes silence." I don't agree that freedom brings silence, if anything it's the opposite...
    AielSeasaon January 17, 2012   Link

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