"As If By Magic" as written by and Eleanor Jackson Benedict Langmaid....
Emerging from my world
Imagine living in a box
And I won't come up
Until I've broken all the locks
Slurring all my words
Until something sticks
But in this smoky universe
My mind keeps playing tricks

And although, you're the only home I know
As if by magic, thoughts of you are gone
And now, I'm keeping my head in the clouds
And it's not so tragic, if I don't look down
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oooooo [x2]

Submerging from your world
And back into my bliss
A day rolled into one
Is burning on my lips
Blurring all your words
Until they don't exist
And in a parallel universe
It's me you can't resist

And although, you're the only home I know
As if by magic, thoughts of you are gone
And now, I'm keeping my head in the clouds
And it's not so tragic, if I don't look down
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oooooo [x2]

And although, you're the only home I know
As if by magic, thoughts of you are gone
And now, I'm keeping my head in the clouds
And it's not so tragic, if I don't look down
Oo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oooooo [x2]


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"As if By Magic" as written by Benedict Langmaid Eleanor Jackson

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  • +2
    General Commentit seems like she trying to say to someone that she's moving on from them and trying to forget everything thats they've said, done etc. But i also get the sense from it that maybe its a bit delusional and that she's trying to convince herself thats she's moving on, but in reality isnt
    azpooon July 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI agree, she is trying to get over someone she's been through a lot with.
    But look at it, tell me she isn't smoking green to do it...
    "but in this smokey universe/my mind keeps playing tricks" - she's baked!
    "I'm keeping my head in the clouds/but it's not so tragic if i don't look down" getting high!
    "a day rolled into one/is burning on my lips" smoking a joint!
    :)
    lari21on October 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about being surprised how easy it is to move on from someone, even though you thought they meant so much to you.

    Um, to the stoners above, 'keeping your head in the clouds' is an old phrase related to daydreaming, not smoking weed.. :/ I sincerely doubt they intended any of this to be drug related lol.

    It's all about illusion and magic pretty much.
    Yumion November 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBeing submerged in one's own world then stumbling across someone just by chance and realizing that the world is round and that there is more then one dimension to it kinda thing...that's why.
    "You know I'll never love another "-:)Favorite lyric from the song.
    redshiftdazzleron December 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo me this is about someone that just lives inside their head. They've been through too much and they don't want to dwell on it anymore or be in pain anymore, so they block it all out from their mind, don't let themselves think about it, and think of other things. They tell themselves they're fine, they're stable, they're moving on - but because they live inside their head, and keep everything locked up inside, their thoughts constantly changing, they get confused and never quite know how they feel, their thoughts end up contradicting each other.

    I don't know if that makes sense, it's not really how I wanted it to sound. I think this is a really hard songmeaning to describe.
    wastedbritishyouthon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh my gosh, Lari21, I very much agree with you - I'm glad someone else has the same interpretation as I do. What's the one thing that gets man troubles out of your mind? Cone on!
    nature2on November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about liking someone...and then realising you dont even like them and you just stop thinking about them, even though it felt nice to like someone in the certain time.
    LaRouxLoveron May 14, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is completely referencing weed, but I do agree that is also about liking someone etc.. But the evidence is just too clear: "A day rolled into one Is burning on my lips" Definitely talking about smoking a jay or a spliff. Plus the references to keeping her head in the clouds and the line "But in this smoky universe My mind keeps playing tricks".
    ammirevoleon August 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i think this song is about liking someone a lot and then all of a sudden you're over it ("as if by magic/thoughts of you are gone"). there are some moments where she still has this yearning: ("and in a parallel universe/it's me you can't resist" and the ending part "you say i'm a rose-tinted lover, come on/you know i'll never love another/i won't stay a lonely lover for long")... i also agree with azpoo about how she's a bit delusional and that perhaps everything is in her mind (hence making up "parallel universes" and "my mind keeps playing tricks").

    however there are clearly many different opinions on this song. and after all, that's what music is about--interpreting it as how YOU want to interpret it. at least, that's what it is to me.
    ecl551on September 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, the drug reference is not important to the interpretation of this song. It's not about getting high. It's about the struggle with the broken relationship and her trying to cope with the separation. Obviously people use drugs when emotionally upset and it usually doesn't help, just clouds the mind. The whole song is state of bravado where her confidence in her ability to carry on is so thin that all it takes is just looking down and reality destroys her.
    ElectricRazoron September 30, 2010   Link

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