"Dear Miami" as written by and Paul Seiji/patto Dolby....
Behind these walls you can be so self-absorbed
Behind those eyes: no disguise. Disguise, no you can’t disguise
Behind this fortress of an address stuck in the passion void
With a little style full & for a while, but you can’t turn back time

Dear Miami
You’re the first to go
Disappearing
Under melting snow
Each and everyone
Turn your critical eye
On the burning sun
And try not to cry

Strictly, rolling, V.I.P
Strictly, rolling, V.I.P

We got it all, the empire ever falls
We got all control, untold power too
Do what you want to do
We got the moves
But there’s nothing left to prove
There's only stardust memories
We can make come true

Dear Miami
You’re the first to go
Disappearing
Under melting snow
Each and everyone
Turn your critical eye
On the burning sun
And try not to cry

Dear Miami
You’re the first to go
Disappearing
Under melting snow
Each and everyone
Turn your critical eye
On the burning sun
And try not to cry

Merry-go-round…again
(merry-go-round again)
A carousel, passionate raid
An escapade
(adventures in)

Strictly, rolling, (dear Miami) V.I.P
Strictly, rolling, (dear Miami) V.I.P
Strictly, rolling, (dear Miami) V.I.P
Strictly, rolling, (dear Miami) V.I.P


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    General CommentThe chorus sounds like an obvious nod toward global warming.
    B*A*M*Fon October 10, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm not sure there's a person actually being addressed in this song. She's referring to Miami (the city) the entire time. Apparently she's living in a post-apocalyptic Miami where an ice age has overtaken the once sunny city. She says to Miami, "you're the first to go, disappearing under melting snow." Given the southern position of the city, it would make sense that it would be "the first to go" back to back to its former climate. The irony then is that people mourn the return of a tropical climate, especially because today Miami's prominence is due in part to the year-round sun:

    Each and everyone
    Turn your critical eye
    On the burning sun
    And try not to cry

    The climate change is not only occurrence mentioned. It also appears that an empire which coincided with the ice-age is also collapsing.

    We got it all
    The empire ever falls
    We got all control, untold power to
    Do what we wanna do
    We got the moves
    But there's nothing left to prove
    There's only stardust memories
    We can make come true

    One would expect the fall of an empire and new freedom and power to be greeted with trepidation and perhaps cynicism. However, it appears that the ice-age was a welcomed era and may have been more akin to a winter wonderland than a hostile and cold environment.

    One can only assume that the singer was part of a resistance who found great joy and meaning in her purpose. Furthermore, the underground he or she lived in may have been a very unique and perhaps romantic arena. The opening stanza may enlighten this aspect:

    Behind these walls
    You can be so self-absorbed
    Behind those eyes, no disguise
    Disguise, no you can't disguise
    Behind this fortress of an address
    Stuck in the passion void
    With a little style full and for a while
    But you can't turn back time.

    Originally it appears she's anthropomorphizing the city, however these lines may be directed toward somebody. Perhaps the resistance movement was a catalyst for a romance and this opening stanza is indeed directed to lover who's new found power in overtaking the empire has left him jaded and empty. And in this song, the longer longs for the times during the resistance where their romance held more passion.
    arijfrooon December 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI just hear it / read it for the very first time and I thought was talking 'bout global warning too

    lol
    dolcecarson February 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can see the global warming idea, though when I heard this song I thought it was more about entropy and the heat death of the universe.
    zebbenion July 18, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI feel like this is sorta of a Sodom and Gomorrah meaning. Maybe not literally a post apocalypse setting. It hasn't happened yet, but being that Miami is the way it is, it must face the consequences. Maybe even along with the "empire". I say this given her religious background and maybe not being from the US makes it easy to recognize the least good side of Miami. Like it's just a distant place.
    gamophyteon June 05, 2013   Link

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