"South America" as written by and Adam Olenius....
I'm so selfish, so jealous
Are you out tonight?
I've been longing for the weekend
Did you see me in the back alley light?
And you don't know that things haven't been easy.
It's time now for you to see me.
Are you out tonight? Are you out tonight?

I am so careful, so very careful.
Are you out tonight?
I was talking to a friend in mind
He said he saw you
In the bright night club light.
And there's a chance that a look from a stranger can give you so much more than this.
Are you here tonight? Are you out tonight?

Yes, I saw it happen!
It happened, calm down, calm down!
Yes, I saw it happen!
It happened, calm down, calm down


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"South America" as written by Adam Olenius

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    General CommentWell, at first... the text seems quite wrong to me. Here's the right version:

    I'm so selfish, so jealous --
    Are you out tonight?
    I've been longing for the weekend --
    Did you see me in the back alley light?
    And you don't know that things haven't been easy.
    It's time now for you to see me.
    Are you out tonight? Are you out tonight?

    I am so careful, so very careful.
    Are you out tonight?
    I was talking to a friend of mine
    He said he saw you
    In the bright night club light.
    And there's a chance that a look from a stranger can give you so much more than this.
    Are you here tonight? Are you out tonight?

    Yes, I saw it happen! It happened, calm down -- calm down!
    Yes, I saw it happen! It happened, calm down -- calm down!

    This song is about the vicious circle of beeing jealous, I think. He is afraid that she might be interested in other guys ("And there's a chance that a look from a stranger can give you so much more than this.")... and he knows that his way to deal with that might force her to leave him one day (he controls her, wants to know where she is). "Things have never been easy" - he was always a jealous guy and the relationship suffered a lot because of that. "Yes, I saw it happen! It happened, calm down -- calm down!" - he is paranoid and always thinks that she will date other guys when she's going out... he knows that he's wrong ("calm down")... but he can't deal with it all. "It's time now for you to see me." - when he watches her from the "back alley light" he knows that it all would end if she knows that he's watching her on every step she takes.

    So far from me.
    zar_igoron December 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnybody else feeling the connection with 'You Are Dreaming'?

    The beginning is pretty clear cut; it's the ending that perplexes me.
    I wonder what happened that he is referring to.
    kaitlingraceon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentErr..
    "I saw heaven. Heaven come down on me, come down"
    These are the actual lyrics from the ending part
    awesome band, great album (:
    PsychedelicSexFunkon June 18, 2009   Link

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