"The Perfect Life (with Wayne Coyne)" as written by and Richard Melville Hall....
Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

You open up when you had me in your hands
Slipping far away, with the world at your command
You sing me to sleep, and they you hit me away
It's a perfect life, a perfect life

I only want to be here when you're by my side
Oh I believe now, I'll love you 'til I die
You will sing me to sleep, you will hit me awake
in the perfect life, the perfect life

Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

Little mickey steps everywhere
Knives in his pockets and bullets in his hair,
He has nothing to live for, nothing else to say
He's locking out the doors
To keep the older wolves away

Spoons and foil are all he needs.
A bed and some china
A lighter and some speed
It will sing you to sleep, it will hit you awake
In the perfect life, a perfect life.

Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

Oh, we close our eyes
The perfect life
Life is all we need

The perfect life
The perfect life
The perfect life
The perfect life
The perfect life
All we need


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"The Perfect Life" as written by Richard Melville Hall

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    General CommentThe song has a definite connection with drugs and getting high, just like the first commentator aptly stated. I also think it has an overtone of falling in love (with a person) but leaves an ambiguity. I think there is an (unstated) duality in the song. At first it seems that it is a romantic song-this is based on the melody and song structure. Its played with major chords with a gospel feeling...very uplifting. Then the lyrics go off into the drug references-but the song still stays with a rising major chord sequences. Very interesting.
    DougGraveson January 25, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThis song is all about drugs. The pleasure that it give and that makes the consumer "high", out of himself, or "sleeping" in this case: "it will sing you to sleep". And its side effects after the wakening ("it will hit you awake"). There are other signs like the "spoons and foil" (used to consume heroin), "some china" (china: slang for synthetic heroin), the lighter (this is obvious) and the "speed" (slang for amphetamine). Poor little Mike.
    WaxWingson September 24, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's not necessarily about drugs. There is mention of it, but the song is generally about living in a world of joy, where you don't have to question the fact that you can only be truly happy once you have a perfect life. He's putting into perspective what makes his life perfect, this could be drugs, as suggested by WaxWings, it could be a lover, or the feeling of success, anything that makes you happy in life for certain is perfect in this case.
    deadmoby5on April 04, 2014   Link

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