"Lazy Wonderland" as written by and Brian Joseph Burton James Russell Mercer....
I'm down by the fire
At the ocean side
Just waiting for that underwater world to say good night

Don't you hear that sound?
From that tide and send
They'll tell us to keep rowing and rowing if we can

So I've learned to keep my head in this lazy wonderland

Well you had to know
That I had to know
The tricks for us not to be found out
There's a place we can go
The trip is on but we can find a way

Tonight we'll go
Laughing all the way, my love
Tomorrow we'll go
Back in time to live today

To all the men who ride
In the morning light
Lying stubborn at the ending of another lovely night

And I've misplaced my mind, don't know how or why
And when it wonders back I hope it's still a friend of mine

Well you had to know
That I had to know
The tricks for us not to be found out
And there's a place that we can go
The trip is on but we can find a way

Tonight we'll go
Laughing all the way, my love
Tomorrow we'll go
Back in time to live today


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"Lazy Wonderland" as written by Brian Burton James Mercer

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    My InterpretationI hate to be "that guy", but I think this song is about being on drugs. I'm not sure which kind of drug, but I think the character of the song (who could be James Mercer himself, I don't know if he uses recreational drugs) feels that everything wrong in his life is going to be alright when he's on the drug. Even though he really only feels safe in this "lazy wonderland", he still hopes that his mind comes back to him fully intact once he comes back up that rabbit hole, hence the line:

    And I've misplaced my mind
    Don't know how or why
    And when it wanders back I hope it's still a friend of mine
    kingrat2314on February 24, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationI concur to Kingrat2314's opinion apart from it not having to be all about drugs. To me the beginning with the ocean tides describes the troubles and routines the main character experiences throughout their daily life and they have found a way to get away from it all by escaping to the "Lazy Wonderland." Waiting for the underwater world to say goodnight and saying "the trick's for us not to be found out" shows that their escape isn't openly expressed with others. What exactly is within the Lazy Wonderland is up to internal interpretation. Stereotypically it's getting high or drunk alone or with others. But because "my love" is so ambiguous in this song there are multiple more scenarios. Their love could be what they are addicted to but it could also be romantic partner that goes unmentioned in their routine life that they may or may not be having an affair with. Misplacing ones mind with drugs, by having a secret love or just by having a heart to heart with old friend's late at night while going "back in time to live today" by reminiscing of past event can all be depicted within this song. Essentially I find this song is only meant to serve to be reminiscent of everything that can normally go unseen or unheard of in the late night while alone or with a few.
    DJ20218on April 06, 2014   Link

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