"Dig Ophelia" as written by and Melora Rasputina Creager....
Dig Ophelia, consider it dug.
Flowers madness and polar bear rug
Here's the water, just ankle deep high.
Lay back and relax and look up at the sky.


Your eyes never close, your mind's not at rest,
Lay back, get waterlogged
Give us a kiss.


Water spreads the small seed
Water kills the tall weed.
Ophelia.


Cut the stem and you'll see how you feel
Floating orchids just ain't no big deal
Never knowing's like knowing too much
Tap the table, oh here's more bad luck.


Your eyes never close, your mind's not at rest,
Lay back, get waterlogged
Give us a kiss.


Water spreads the small seed,
Water kills the tall weed.
Ophelia.


Ophelia.



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"Dig Ophelia" as written by Melora "rasputina" Creager

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    General Commenti love this song, it puts me to sleep at night when I've had a bad day
    Domitiaon April 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about ophelia, hamlet's lover in the Shakespeare play Hamlet
    concubineon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYes, it is about Ophelia, it is about her dying
    Domitiaon May 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTrue, it's the Ophelia of "Hamlet" fame, but I think there's a bit more interpretation to be found in the line "Your eyes never close, your mind's not at rest." The time shortly before her death was definitely a time of a lot of confusion and sadness. She was seeking peace in death, and an escape from the madness of the world and herself, but she couldn't even find it there.
    ClioMouseon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWe just finished reading "Hamlet" in AP Lit (like just yesterday), so it was kewl to hear this after reading the play. It really does make sense and is pretty tite like that
    jkdudeon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song
    blackorchidon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI've never read Hamlet, though I agree that's probably what it means. But before hearing of that connection I had my own suspicions. I've seen the song as different types of longing and temptation.

    Dig Ophelia consider it dug
    Flowers madness and polar bear rug
    Here's the water, just ankle deep high.
    Lay back and relax and look up at the sky.
    I always saw this as a descent into madness, and the fight against it. The singer is temptation, tempting the person to just relax and give in, and telling them that there's no point in fighting, the fight's already lost...

    Your eyes never close, your mind's not at rest,
    Lay back, get waterlogged
    Give us a kiss.
    Again, it's temptation singing to them, telling them they're working too hard, fighting too hard. I saw this more like the sirens of the ocean singing and calling sailors (or whoever else) to come and join them.

    Water spreads the small seed
    Water kills the tall weed.
    Ophelia.
    Basically, telling you that everything has two sides to it. Ophelia, to me, was either the person Melora was singing to or singing about (like, using as an example)

    Cut the stem and you'll see how you feel
    Floating orchids just ain't no big deal
    Never knowing's like knowing too much
    Tap the table, oh here's more bad luck.
    You might as well let go, just to see what happens. Are all the things in there really so bad? After all, if you don't experience it, it'll be just as bad as what you fear most will happen if you do experience it. And the last sentence, is telling you that anything can be bad, like the reference of people's need to knock on wood.
    sayataon September 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is hypnotic, I love it!
    foxxycottonon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentUnrelated to the meaning of this song, but I got it stuck in my head once when I was having a bad acid trip and it's been difficult to listen to ever since.
    fierceroseon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgreed @ sayata
    Jack Miceon June 30, 2008   Link

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