"Snowblind" as written by and Ace Frehley....
Mirror, mirror on the wall
The face you've shown me scares me so
I thought that I could call your bluff
But now the lines are clear enough
Life's not pretty even though
I've tried so hard to make it so
Mornings are such cold distress
How did I ever get into this mess

I'm snowblind, can't live without you
So fine I just can't get away
Now I'm snowblind, snowblind, snowblind

Harmless and innocent you devil in white
You stole my will without a fight
You filled me with confidence, but you blinded my eyes
You tricked me with visions of Paradise
Now I realize I'm

Snowblind, can't live without you
So fine I just can't get away
Now I'm snowblind, snowblind, snowblind

Mirror, mirror I confess
I can't escape this emptiness
No more reason to pretend
Here comes that same old feeling again

Snowblind, can't live without you
So fine I just can't get away
Won't you throw me a lifeline
I'm going down for the third time
I'm snowblind, and I can't get away


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"Snowblind" as written by Ace Frehley

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    General CommentA: This song is obviously about someone's fight to get off of cocoaine (probably the fight of the writer or writers). Remember the lines "Cant live without you" and "You devil in WHITE."

    B: There was once a small sect of people who believed this song witheld satanic messages, audible when the song is played in reverse. This is absolutely UNTRUE and has been denied by the members of Styx many a time.
    In addition, the only backwards message I know of Styx inserting into a song is the very obvious reversal of Annuit Cœptis Novus Ordo Seclorum in the beginning of Heavy Metal Poisoning. This, contrary to the satanic facade that up-tight rock haters have given Styx means "God has been with us through our undertakings." Kinda cool.
    OS Was Hereon June 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentholy buddha, way to think outside the box OS. I never would have thought that it was about a cocaine addiction. You're probably right because when you're on cocaine it sometimes causes you to lose your sight. Snowblind.
    skakaylaon June 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI concur with OS Was Here. Any song that has the words "mirror," "lines" and "snow" can only be about one thing. Still, it's JY's best vocal, and the bum-bum-bum at the end is eerie and awesome.
    gillusionon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDude...why do people think everything's about cocaine? ANd the hidden messages were false, a least according to the book "The Odd Index"
    AyeAyeReturnson August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually...is or was JY a cocaine addict? I
    AyeAyeReturnson August 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is obviously about cocaine addiction.Though styx aren't among my fav bands,i couldn't help but liking this song,and the deep meanings it seems to contain.It's about a cocaine addict who knows that he's destroying his life,but somehow can't manage to stop it.The WHITE DEVIL gave him the CONFIDENCE he lacked while he was clean(cocaine does that)but also stole his will,his strength,his ability to tell the difference between what's right and what's surely wrong.
    this song just sticks to your brain when you hear it over and over again
    angel_dust88on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPrimarily - This song is about cocaine addiction...
    Secondarily - This song is about addiction...
    jiggs caseyon April 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTHE ONLY MEMBER OF STYX TO BE HOOKED ON DRUGS WAS JOHN PANAZZO!!!! AND HE WASN'T EVEN HOOKED ON COCAINE!!! HE WAS HOOKED ON BARBUTUATES!!! get your facts straight... besides, I'd think it would be obvious if one of them were on cocaine. Though it may be about addiciton, none of the writers were on cocaine.
    locodisastrechicon July 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTommy Shaw was addicted to cocaine, and this song is about how he suffered through it.
    hobojo5252on August 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Snowblind" was written in 1980 by Dennis DeYoung and James Young as an anti-cocaine song. They were having trouble with the lyrics, and asked Tommy Shaw to contribute some, which he did: from the addict's point of view. The verses he sang are the ones he wrote.

    As for drummer John Panozzo being an addict, he did like to party (and did often with Tommy), but alcohol was his weakness, culminating in his death in 1996. Tommy was addicted to cocaine and alcohol, but got clean by the late 80s, and has been sober ever since.
    cassiemay10on March 05, 2011   Link

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