{Dresden + Johnston Remix}

She turned her head away
He said everything is fine
With a dark and heavy heart
She danced with her head down
Danced with her head down

She turned her head away
He said everything is fine
With a dark and heavy heart
She danced with her head down
Danced with her head down

If I'm falling in love
Is this how it could be
I don't want us to come down

Black rainbow sky, lights go live
Hearts in our eyes, all is sweetness and light

She turned her head away
He said everything is fine
With a dark and heavy heart
She danced with her head down
Danced with her head down

She turned her head away
He said everything is fine
With a dark and heavy heart
She danced with her head down
Danced with her head down

If I'm falling in love
Is this how it could be
I don't want us to come down

I wanna be just like you
Travel all the world leave me behind
Fill this world and make it nice
It's yours to keep tonight

I wanna be just like you
Travel all the world leave me behind
Fill this world and make it nice
I'm yours to keep tonight


Lyrics submitted by jewdiful

Black Rainbows song meanings
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song but hard to understand what it is about. I love the last phrases "I wanna be just like you
    travel all the world leave me behind". I guess she is in love with the adventure side of a guy.
    Pithikoson January 08, 2011   Link
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    My Interpretationi think it's just about being at a rave/dance party on MDMA, my reasoning:

    - "if i'm falling in love, if this is how it could be, i don't want to come down": -
    chemical induced, pseudo-affectionate ideations. MDMA is a euphoric empathogen, known to induce false feelings of connectedness, intimacy, and positive regard. i.e. "chemical love." the subject of the song knows her current positive experience is related to the propensity of MDMA to falsely stimulate feelings of love, but it never lasts and there's always a comedown.

    - "black rainbow sky, lights go live": -
    black rainbow sky, lights go live = you rave at night. flashing lights and strobes are common features of clandestine raves, and enhance the MDMA sensory experience. the lights seem to "come alive" to the user, due to the MDMA increasing sensory experience, including bright, colorful flashing lights. i've been at a music festival's techno stage on really good molly and the experience of the visual and aural stimulation was almost too amazing and beautiful. again, as a euphoric empathogen, it produces ecstastic positive experiences in the user.

    - "hearts in our eyes, all is sweetness and light": -
    you want to love, hug, and kiss every-freaking-body and spread the immense love you feel to all of existence, so much so that it's almost uncontrollable. in a REALLY GOOD WAY: all is sweetness and light. i don't know anyone that's had a negative experience on MDMA lol, obviously people have but it's one of the most widely-enjoyed of the commonly used chemical substances out there, as well as one of the safest.

    - "i wanna be just like you, travel all the world leave me behind": -
    she could be speaking to another user at the rave/party setting, perhaps this person's experience is so transcendant-seeming to her it's inspiring. she wants to be as loved and people-friendly as this person? the ability to let go of all inhibitions and just exist as a messenger of love (leave me behind?) or she's speaking to the drug MDMA herself, haha.

    - "fill the world and make it nice, i'm yours to keep tonight": -
    MDMA travels the world, dazzling appreciate users everywhere with its positive effects. it's hers to keep tonight because, well... the effects only last one night a time! after that she doesn't belong to the chemical experience anymore. it's over, it never seems to last quite long enough. maybe that's why the song has a pessimistic undertone, amazing experiences can't last forever (and in this case, only a night!)

    just my interpretation... but that's what i think of, what makes the most sense to me, every time i listen to this song. now i'm craving some good live music and a long-overdue, intense roll. damn.
    jewdifulon February 23, 2011   Link

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