"Strawberry Avalanche" as written by and Adam R. Young....
This is a world of dreams and reverie
Where I felt the stars explode around me
A grass-blade flashed with a gleam
As it slashed open a moon-beam
And I stared back breathlessly
As mountains of fruit tumbled out
I barely had the chance to shout
A strawberry avalanche crashed over me

Staying awake that night was rather hard
Deep in a sleeping bag in your backyard
When we woke up buried alive
Beneath a fruity landslide
We both laughed hysterically
It could have been just another dream
But I swear I heard you scream
A strawberry avalanche crashed over me

Always a citrus constellation in the galaxy
Scratched on the back of both my eyelids
And I've been dying to see
If you were a beautiful sound
In the echoes all around
Then I'd be your harmony
And we'd sing along with the crowds
Beneath the candy-coated clouds
A strawberry avalanche, please crash over me

This is a world of dreams and reverie
Where I felt the stars explode around me


Lyrics submitted by Alysenn, edited by bassmaster

"Strawberry Avalanche" as written by Adam R. Young

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  • +4
    General CommentAdam told spin.com this:
    "I spent last summer mountain climbing with a host family in Tibet and actually witnessed a live avalanche from across an immense ravine. Needless to say, it was both terrifying and awe inspiring. After returning home that night, I slouched on the couch and ate a bowl of Cheerios with fresh strawberries. I thought getting hit in the face by a huge strawberry avalanche would be the most romantic way to 'buy the farm.' And I'm the farthest thing from a farmer."

    shannonthesingingninjaon June 03, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentOkay, I've seen some terrible explanations for this song on here, so I'm going to try my best to help Adam out here...

    The song is clearly about a dream. "this is a world of dreams and reverie (2X)", and "scratched on the back of both my eyelids". And it appears to be a reoccurring one too: "it could've been just another dream". This dream must have seemed very realistic to him "...but I swear I heard you scream." Perhaps the dream seemed so realistic that he wanted to stay up all night and wait for it to happen: "Staying awake that night was rather hard."


    Him and the other person (could've been a pal, but more likely a gal-pal/girlfriend because "If you were a beautiful sound.") are apparently camping in a backyard somewhere, just as setting to the story. It must be something they do as a couple.

    Okay...so the part that says "when we woke up buried alive beneath the fruity land slide, we both laughed hysterically." This could've been what actually happened in the dream, or perhaps it's a metaphor (like, he told her the story of the dream, and got so into the description, it was as if they were both there, buried under the fruity landslide. And, sense they both thought it was a silly picture, they laughed hysterically.)

    So, the verse that says "If you were a beautiful sound and the echoes all around, then I'd be your harmony, and we'd sing along with the crowds beneath the candy coated clouds- oh strawberry avalanche, please crash over me." So, most of know that yelling/screaming/singing/echoing causes avalanches. So what he appears to be saying is that one of his greatest fantasies would be a world with citrus skies where you could sing in a loud chorus, bringing an avalanche of fruit on top of yourself... I don't blame him...sounds fun!
    batmanhoefton February 26, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song makes me wanna cry... i have the lyrics tacked on my bedroom wall.:) i got most of my song inpiration from Adam
    ABandTS4Everon July 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think a strawberry avalanche is what you feel when everything around you is perfect and you feel happy and free. A sudden rush of sweet happiness that overcomes you and you do not want it to ever stop.

    Owl City is amazing. ♥
    marjoxicatedon December 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics are a bit off. Correct lyrics are:

    This is a world of dreams and reverie
    Where I felt the stars explode around me
    A grass blade flashed with a gleam as it slashed open a moonbeam
    And I stared back breathlessly
    As mountains of fruit tumbled out I barely had the chance to shout
    Oh strawberry avalanche, crash over me

    Staying awake that night was rather hard
    Deep in a sleeping bag in your back yard
    When we woke up buried alive beneath the fruity landslide
    We both laughed hysterically
    It could've been just another dream but I swear I heard you scream
    Oh strawberry avalanche, crash over me

    Hope is a citrus constellation in the galaxy
    Scratched on the back of both my eyelids
    That I've been dying to see

    If you were a beautiful in the echoes all around
    Then I'd be your harmony
    And we'd sing along with the crowds beneath the candy coated clouds
    Oh strawberry avalanche, please crash over me

    This is a world of dreams and reverie
    Where I felt the stars explode around me
    bassmasteron May 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHonestly you people that think that this song is about drugs, sex, or him being gay you guys should know that adam you g is a Christian. If you don't belive go look up his cover of the song "in Christ alone"
    Amandatherandom1on March 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionthis is a fruit-filled delight!! come on people, shan's the only one to reply? i think this is so joyous and just fantastic. Adam'a amazing, no doubt.
    Oceanside17on June 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInstead of the line
    "As It smashed over the moonbeam"
    it's "As it slashed open a moonbeam".
    :]
    attackthedancefloorxon September 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, this song seems like a moment of pure joy and happiness. When you feel like things can't get any better... just kind of gets me from the completely and utterly random lyrics and title. I mean, he could've put this literally, but he has to compare it to a strawberry avalanche. Why I freakin love this guy.
    PersonalVioliniston February 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDespite Urban Dictionarys definition, Strawberry Avalanche is not vaginal blood. Its about a rush of sweetness, in the most literal way, but a better translation would be something that just fills you with joy and loveliness
    William0on June 30, 2011   Link

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