"Symphonies" as written by Jack Nitzsche and Dan Black....
I come disguise I was hypnotized
Lost a track, struggled back
I wanted easy stuff to please me
Something in the dark began to squeeze me
Seen it, there, then there in the mirror
Totally focused, no hocus pocus
Dare I give in to this thing gripping my skin
To win, thinking how to
As

The lights of a car go by in a stream
Seems like I stand pretty much unseen
But I open my eyes and beams
Come out

Gimme, gimme, symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see
Score adds up
Angels play
Let my loneliness get blown away

Gimme, gimme, symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see

I lie down in the dust just under your eye
A scrap of paper, thin as vapor
Filling my clothes like smoke
A couple of the wires in my heart are broke
I throw, I miss, something, nothing
But dreams, schemes, moments wasted
Taste I tasted
Fate I'm fated
Re-edited again then copy pasted
As

The lights of a car go by in a stream
Seems like I stand pretty much unseen
But I open my eyes and beams
Come out

Gimme, gimme, symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see
Score adds up
Angels play
Let my loneliness get blown away

Gimme, gimme, symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see

When I wanna quit, I suffocate it
I chew bubblicious, stress repetitious
Vicious, I'm one outsider
Up above the streets on the DCY-er
Higher, fire in my guts
In a rut, but what I've got
Is in no can, no other human
But I do get lonely, scared I'm phony
As

The lights of a car go by in a stream
Seems like I stand pretty much unseen
But I open my eyes and beams
Come out

Gimme, gimme, symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see
Score adds up
Angels play
Let my loneliness get blown away

Gimme, gimme, symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see

Gimme, gimme symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see

Gimme, gimme symphonies
Gimme more than the life I see


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"Symphonies" as written by Jack Nitzsche Daniel Edward Black

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionAlso.
    "A couple of the *wires* in my heart are broke
    I float, I miss, something, nothing
    But dreams, schemes, moments wasted"
    Both of these are on the youtube video.
    youtube.com/…
    Tullymon August 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty
    lobsterzzzon November 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. the chorus is so addicting.
    tenderonion January 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about wanting more out of life, which is pretty much evident from the lines

    "Gimme, gimme symphonies
    Gimme more than the life I see"

    He wants to find meaning and purpose, direction - something he's sacrifised in return for the "easy stuff" that pleases him. The world passes him by, and he's just another face in the crowd (standing pretty much unseen) until he decides to be true to himself, open his eyes to the world and what he's become.

    The video to this song (check it out on YouTube), too, I think says he's living so many different lives but none of them are real.

    "But I do get lonely, scared I'm phony

    Gimme, gimme symphonies
    Gimme more than the life I see"
    deelawon February 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree it's about wanting more out of life. The DJ on radio 104.5 philadelphia stated If you like "Bittersweet Symphony" you'd like this. Not really alike but it's a good song.
    daninnjon March 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My Opinioni like this song a lot. i think he feels like hes beeing a little ignored by others and wats to be less ignored ("The lights of a car go by in the stream
    Seems like I stand pretty much unseen")
    as danninj said probably bored in life and wants something worth while to do. (get a hobey no offense)
    Live105forevaon April 04, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI'm pretty sure it's "DC Wire" not DCY-er, and Score, Rise up, not adds up.

    Watch the video and you'll see where I get these corrections from.
    SPNirologyon April 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI believe it goes
    "Filling my clothes like smoke
    A couple of the *wires* in my heart are broke
    I throw, I miss, something, nothing"
    Tullymon August 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think he has become one of the 11 11 guides for others, something that is spreading like wildfire in this world. He is no longer a sleep, his eyes are open. It's a big change from his past music. He has purpose to the words a new direction with a meaning. Some will get it, other won't till later or maybe never, no one can make you see.
















    thewisewomanon August 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionI think it's:

    I chew *bubblicious*, stress repetitious
    Vicious, I'm one *outsider*
    kdotmdoton October 08, 2010   Link

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