"The Yacht Club" as written by and Adam R. Young....
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My rock candy passion is bittersweet
And armed to the teeth
'Cause she would rather fall in chocolate
Than fall in love
Especially with me

I stood under the waterfall
With a kiwi-pineapple parasol
As Cinderella dropped the crystal ball
And made a concrete cavern
A caterpillar concert hall

I wish that we could sail our sad days away
Forever
In deep blue seas of papier-mâché
(Let's dance in the moonlight)
A barracuda chased our dog days away
Forever
Let's sink or swim 'til we fall in love
(And dance in the moonlight)
When we join the yacht club

I would rather go swimming
With great white sharks
Than wade in romance
'Cause I can never find the courage
To ask her to dinner
Or even to dance
(Dance in the moonlight)

Don't sweat under your overcoat
'Cause my heart can harbor this paddle boat
You'll hit the bottom of the highest note
And the chatty tree frogs will never wanna
Leave your throat

I wish that we could sail our sad days away
Forever
In deep blue seas of papier-mâché
(Let's dance in the moonlight)
A barracuda chased our dog days away
Forever
Let's sink or swim 'til we fall in love
(And dance in the moonlight)
When we join the yacht club

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Da da da da da da da da
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Da da da da da da da da

Let go of the world you know
And plug in the partyin' lights
Soak your cares in the solar flares
That light up these island nights
Orange eclipse I can taste your lips
In the citrus afternoon
If you can fly don't stop at the sky
'Cause there's footprints on the moon
(With you)

I wish that we could sail our sad days away
Forever
In deep blue seas of papier-mâché
(Let's dance in the moonlight)
A barracuda chased our dog days away
Forever

Let's sink or swim 'til we fall in love
(And dance in the moonlight)
When we join the yacht club
(Let's dance in the moonlight)
When we join the yacht club


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"The Yacht Club" as written by Adam R. Young

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    General CommentLIGHTS and Owl CIty! Amazing!
    ParasailingOwlson June 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLet me start by saying I love this song... Lights and Owl City, yess . (:

    Thw whole song is very lighthearted, and the meaning is pretty obvious once you get around all the metaphors. My interpretation of the song is that, basically, he is in love with a girl (a bittersweet passion) but, frankly, she would rather 'fall in chocolate than fall in love, especially with him.' The chorus states that he wants to be happy, dance in the moonlight, join 'the yacht club', and sail away all their sad days- kind of like a fantasy.

    But he's so nervous whenever he's around her.. So much that he'd rather go swimming with great white sharks then wade in romance. Then, in the final verse, he kind of says don't stop trying-there's footprints on the moon! Your fantasy could still come true.

    However as always it's hard to wrap my head around some parts of these lyrics, so anyone care to elaborate on my explination?
    xxlilyrosexxon June 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is the first Owl City song I really listened to, apart from the DJ Strobe remix of Fireflies (it's a good listen, I recomend it!)

    I'm not gonna lie, I only listened to this song because of LIGHTS, but it made me give Owl City a chance :)

    These two need to make a lot more music together, like a duet album. :P
    SaidItAllBeforeon July 20, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat voice combination! I like the phrase 'If you can fly, don't stop at the sky, 'cause there's footprints on the moon, It was you' :D

    l0ve2kn0won June 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commentgreat voice combination! I like the phrase 'If you can fly, don't stop at the sky, 'cause there's footprints on the moon, It was you' :D

    l0ve2kn0won June 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAhh, love Lights and Owl City, so glad they did this song together! It was perfect for Lights's voice, too. Definitely a song about having difficulty with the opposite gender, sort of like Deer in the Headlights but with a different vibe to it, like giving up sort of and the other person being oblivious to it all whilst "Deer" is sort of about trying but failing.

    I love the synth solo in the middle.
    ViolaFanon June 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI stood under the waterfall with a kiwi pineapple parasol
    As cinderella dropped a crystal ball
    And made a concrete cavern of caterpillar concert hall

    i dont understand this part, although i love the ideas of caterpillars dressed up in little tuxedoes and watching an orchestra. Teeheehee
    William0on June 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAt the concert I went to in Boston, right before the synth solo, the whole band stopped playing and Adam goes, "I know there's a lot of awkward dancing up here, but if you want to join in, feel free." Then the band burst out playing. I seriously considered jumping up there and dancing with Adam.
    oceanheart13on July 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentDon't you think the part "with you" is "It was you" ??
    ... Anyway, the song's really nice.. Recently I've downloaded some of Lights' musics. Some of them are really good but to me their lyrics is not very good. you know, not as good as Adam's :P
    dreamsdontturntoduston January 12, 2012   Link

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