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Is it really the treasure of gold
Or the dance on the rainbow itself
Bound to a track
Painting over the cracks
In his dreams they'd put up on the shelf

Little wind-up soldier
With a ball and a chain
Got destinations engraved on your mind
Nom you don't care as long
As you don't make it there
You wanna fly but not arrive

Calling you, calling you
You are the one to hear them
Calling you, calling you
Calling you, calling you
And your daddy don't approve

And when no one's awake anymore
He paints a picture of a strange looking fly
From a distant world
You light and to and behold
It's coming alive

Calling you, calling you
You always hear them speak
Derring-do, derring-do
Calling you, calling you
From a distant burning star

You wanna fly so you drag on flies
Drag on dragoflies
From a suffocating room on a dragonfly
You're riding high when you nasalize
What you pulverie
Make your day and dream away on a dragonfly

Mayday mayday
I ain't fond of smoking
The buzzer knows in dire straits
Selfless without intention
Too late to intermediate
Smoking kills

Calling you, calling you
You are the one two three four
Calling you, calling you
Calling you, calling you
And your daddy don't approve

You wanna fly so you drag on flies
Drag on dragonflies
From a suffocating room on a dragonfly
You're riding high when you nasalize
What you pulverize
Make your day and dream away on a dragonfly

You wanna fly so you drag on flies
Drag on dragonflies
From a suffocating room on a dragonfly
You're riding high when you nasalize
What you pulverize Make your day and dream away on a dragonfly

You wanna fly so you drag on flies
Drag on dragonflies
From a suffocating room on a dragonfly
You're riding high when you nasalize
What you pulverize
Make your day and dream away on a dragonfly

You wanna fly so you drag on flies
Drag on dragonflies
From a suffocating room on a dragonfly
You're riding high when you nasalize
What you pulverize Make your day and dream away on a dragonfly

We're getting high on a dragonfly


Lyrics submitted by Mireille Bouquet

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    General CommentI think this song is about the Joy of the journey, not the End Result.

    "Is it really the treasure of gold
    Or the dance on the rainbow itself"

    This is saying that It's not the actual gold people look for at the end of the rainbow, just the chance to hunt it.

    "Got destinations engraved on your mind
    Nom you don't care as long
    As you don't make it there
    You wanna fly but not arrive"

    Everyone has places in mind but when you reach them are you really happy? instead He argues here that we just need to or want to enjoy the journey of life, and not be preoccupied with after life.

    in a sense this follows the rest of the new album in focusing on the flaws of the church. We are so preoccupied with securing a place for us in heaven we often dont take the time to really appreciate what is going on in this life.

    The overall message in this song is to enjoy the ride, not the destination. (whether religous or everyday)
    SammetRuleson January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAny ideas on this one?
    Mireille Bouqueton December 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about the Joy of the journey, not the End Result.

    "Is it really the treasure of gold
    Or the dance on the rainbow itself"

    This is saying that It's not the actual gold people look for at the end of the rainbow, just the chance to hunt it.

    "Got destinations engraved on your mind
    Nom you don't care as long
    As you don't make it there
    You wanna fly but not arrive"

    Everyone has places in mind but when you reach them are you really happy? instead He argues here that we just need to or want to enjoy the journey of life, and not be preoccupied with after life.

    in a sense this follows the rest of the new album in focusing on the flaws of the church. We are so preoccupied with securing a place for us in heaven we often dont take the time to really appreciate what is going on in this life.

    The overall message in this song is to enjoy the ride, not the destination. (whether religous or everyday)
    SammetRuleson January 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commentdraggon huffing, the new kitten huffing.
    heh.

    I think "SammetRules" has the idea right, but as with any Edguy song any actual meaning is couched in hilarity and nonsense.
    elvin_wizardon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is an anti-drug song. Sammet said it himself in an interview. Think it was a radio interview.
    The_Soulforgedon June 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNow that The Soulforged says it, the chorus makes sense:

    "You wanna fly so you drag on dragonflies
    From a suffocating room on a dragonfly"

    Dragonfly is a symbol for heroine (according to Urban Dictionary.com). So you fly with it.

    "You're riding high when you nasalize
    What you pulverize
    Make your day and dream away on a dragonfly"

    It's pretty much straight, snorting heroine.



    CamiloVon June 20, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningHi, this is my first post here, I hope it you like it:

    I think this song is bonded with the album title somehow, you see:

    Tinnitus, from the Latin word tinnītus meaning "ringing") is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound.

    Tinnitus is not a disease, but a symptom that can result from a wide range of underlying causes, including: the abuse of heroin.

    Therefore what CamiloV wrote makes sense, dont you think?

    This song is definitely talking about the abuse of the drug heroin.

    For example halucinations:

    "Got destinations engraved on your mind"

    And to finish I would like to add that it appears to be a young person who still lives with his parents:

    "And when no one's awake anymore"
    "And your Daddy dont approve"

    speaks for itself.

    nethanaelon February 09, 2011   Link

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