"Roswell's Spell" as written by and Peter/loeffler Loeffler....
Life, it's always overblown
Till we wake up create some other needs
Yeah well, cries, heard from man that knows
Let to witness, the cat upon a ledge
Heats source rained down
Dyad scout craft
Hands reveal a meeting, but did they come?

So I look at the eyes, straight to the soul doorway
I look at the eyes, to know all you know

Find an other labeled hoaxes
Just as Roswell found another link
Reform witness, night abductions
You always felt a meaning, but did they come?

Well, I look at the eyes, straight to the soul doorway
I look at the eyes, to know all you know
And there's a why
I'm burning out inside
With a need to know
One self,
Well I'm burning out inside
With a need to know
Does anybody really see anything?
Does anybody really see anyone?

Lights two miles wide felt it lift felt it pull!
That's why
I'm burning out inside,
With a need to know
With self,
While I'm burning out inside, with a need to know

Does anybody really see anyone,
Does anybody really see anyone?
Does anybody really see anything,
Does anybody really see anyone?


Lyrics submitted by pastachickennugget42, edited by Anistasia

"Roswell's Spell" as written by Samuel Loeffler Peter Loeffler

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  • +3
    Song MeaningI'm somewhat obsessed with Chevelle... And I'll give you the meaning of the song directly from an interview with Elliot in the Morning from just earlier this week.
    Pete and Sam said when they were traveling through New Mexico they decided to stop at Roswell.
    Pete said that he "wanted to believe" something had happened and that there are other races created outside of Earth... So he wanted some proof or something tangible to believe in.
    However, upon arriving at Roswell, they were completely unsatisfied with any type of proof, and now believe that everything involved with Roswell is more about the people and not the actual event. That maybe it's characteristic of certain people to imagine abductions or encounters that are completely ludicrous.
    Pete said that one woman claimed to have 3rd-degree burns on her arms from shielding her face from a spaceship taking off in her backyard or something silly.
    As for some of the lines:
    "Life, It’s always overblown, Till we wake up create some other needs" : people create fabrications to create excitement, or just something to distract them from day-to-day life.

    "Heats source rained down, Dyad Scout craft, Hands reveal a meeting, but did they come?" : Explaining the woman with burns... Seeing the burns but still being skeptical.

    "Find an other labeled hoaxes. Just as Roswell found another link, Reform witness, night abductions. You always felt a meaning, but did they come?" Same idea as first verse.

    "And there’s a why, I’m burning out inside, With a need to know, One self, Well I’m burning out inside. With a need to know
    
Does anybody really see anything?
    Does anybody really see anyone?" Pete wants to know what the truth is.

    "LIGHTS TWO MILES WIDE FELT IT LIFT FELT IT PULL!" Two miles wide? Felt it lift you up? Beginning to see the ridiculousness of the "encounters".

    "Does anybody really see anyone, Does anybody really see anyone?
    Does anybody really see anything, Does anybody really see anyone?" : Repeats to emphasize Pete still doesn't believe.
    mpulleyon September 25, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentBest off the new album, though I know there will be alot of people who will disagree with me.
    Lemon Scentedon September 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI kinda feel the same as what duckehegg and joe93512 said in a way, I think the song is somewhat related to abductions and whatnot, but I get a deeper impression than what the title may suggest.
    The overall desire of so many people to believe in aliens and UFOs and in general beings or entities greater than themselves, to explain things or to have some sense that they have a purpose or there is an ultimate structure to life. I get a hint of epistemologic pondering, like what can we really know? Is there more to reality than we can perceive? What is reality, do other people see the world like I do, do other people even exist or is this all in my mind?
    And then there's lines like "Does anybody really see anyone? Does anybody really see anything?" To me that's wondering does anyone ever ask questions like these? Are people awake and fully immersed in this experience we call reality? Or is everyone stuck in their own robotic drone state of being, playing victim to reality and getting swept along by what they "know" must be real and definite.

    I know that's like a lot to get from a song, but I've been thinking about similar things the past couple of weeks and when I heard this song it reminded me of this kind of inquiry.
    Great song anyways, I'm really liking the whole new album, sounds great live as well.
    cest1pas1vraion April 04, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song is about men wanting or "needing" a higher cause in life. We can't settle for less we want more. In reference to God, we are always searching for ways to prove or disprove him. Some say that if there are aliens, then there can be no God (Which isn't true in any case) but "Are we really seeing anything?"
    TheSealeron December 04, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe great thing about Chevelle lyrics is that everyone can interpret them differently.

    to me this song is about a fantasy, and wanting it to be real so badly that you lose yourself in it "thats why i'm burning out inside, with a need to know oneself"

    the aliens are just the particular fantasy the subject of the song is lost in, aliens are actually the least important part of the song, interchangeable with any other fantasy. replace them with things from say, the wizard of oz and the song is still about the same thing

    does anybody really see anything?
    bighairyanimalon February 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, and it's about an alien abduction.
    Lemon Scentedon September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't consider it the best on the album, but it really is unique.
    I love the bridge and chorus more than the verses.
    pastachickennugget42on September 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song definitely alludes to the events that supposedly happened at Roswell.
    However, I don't think that's what this song is about exclusively. It's not just about an alien abduction.
    I believe it's about wanting to know the truth.
    Did anybody really see anything?
    Or was it just a hoax?
    Or was it just reformed to look like a hoax?

    Maybe it's a song about wanting the truth from the government.

    Or maybe just the truth in general.

    "Burning out inside with a need to know."
    Duckeheggon September 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa, a bit lengthy, but I think it explains the song pretty well. I think this song isn't just about alien abduction, but primarily is. I'll be reffering to two people in the "meeting" that happened as the listener and the speaker. The speaker being the one who witnessed this event and was, himself, abducted. And the listener is the one being told the story who has wrote this song in a wondering state of wishing he knew the real answer.

    The first verse: "Life, it's always overblown. Untill we wake up and create some other needs." Maybe it's saying that our life is over-investigated and we should look into other stuff like aliens. Then it goes to talk about U.F.O. sightings and the "Dyad Scout Craft" is a U.F.O. that was supposedly spotted in more than one place on more than one occasion.It is said to emit extremely bright lights from the bottom, possibly "heat source rained down". "Hands reveal a meeting, but did they come?" Maybe the speaker who was abducted has some sort of scar which he considers proof.

    "So I look at the eyes, straight to the soul doorway. I look at the eyes, know all that you know." Could be talking about how the listner could see that this man telling him this stories was honest from the look in his eyes or on his face.

    Burning out inside and all that is talking about how the listener wants to know so badly if this is true or not. "Does anybody really see anything" is refering to how this could be a lie, a hoax people make up. Or could it be that the U.S. government is leading people to be a hoax. The listener wants the truth.

    "Find an other labled hoaxes, just as Roswell found another link" These sightings are all similar. These "hoaxes" meight not be false or fabricated.

    "Lights, too miles wide, felt them lift, felt them pull." This line is refering to the actual abduction.

    "Finds and other labeled hoaxes, Just as Roswell found another link. Reform witness, night abductions You always felt a meaning, but did they come?" Maybe the sighting in Roswell is another "Dyad." Maybe, this is coming together, feeling real. Then says this "meaning" the listener felt is that the aliens really did land.

    Yaa, that's about it. That's my input and thoughts on the song. I love Chevelle and their spectacular lyrics. Every song is great. Oh, and this is the Dyad Scout Craft I was reffering to. Pretty cool. nicap.org/… . And if you dont know, Roswell, New Mexico is like the U.S. capital for U.F.O. sightings. Have a nice day.
    Connorh33on September 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis ones positivly about a couple stranded on a island. No one has ever even heard of this island before
    funeraldanceron September 13, 2009   Link

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