I like to dream, yes, yes
Right between the sound machine
On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
Any place it goes is right
Goes far, flies near
To the stars away from here

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me, little girl
On a magic carpet ride

Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free

Close your eyes, girl
Look inside, girl
Let the sound take you away

Last night I hold Aladdin's lamp
And so I wished that I could stay
Before the thing could answer me
Well, someone came and took the lamp away
I looked around, a lousy candle's all I found

Well, you don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me, little girl
On a magic carpet ride

Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free

Close your eyes, girl
Look inside, girl
Let the sound take you away

You don't know what we can find
Why don't you come with me, little girl
On a magic carpet ride

Well, you don't know what we can see
Why don't you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free


Lyrics submitted by kevin, edited by HUX888

Magic Carpet Ride Lyrics as written by Rushton John Moreve John Kay

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  • +2
    General Comment

    Yeah, this song is amazing. I love it. Sounds like it's about sex and drugs... and stuff. It's a lot of fun to dance to and jump around to... and do other things to. Love it.

    xmakesherflyxon August 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    Song Meaning

    The song is about being taken away by music. Kay had just bought a new stereo system. It's actual spelled out in the lyrics: "Right between the sound machine, on a cloud of sound I drift in the night".

    offhandon July 01, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    The song's definitely not about a fraternity, as stated here in the lamda chi alpha official publication:crossandcrescent.com/2006/07/carpet-ride-unraveled/

    As for my opinion, it is about hallucinogens, probably psilocybin mushrooms or LSD. I don't think that "little girl" has much to do with the meaning, it is just filler. My reason for this opinion is the verse beginning with "Last night" and ending with "lousy candle's all I found". Basically he was having a good trip, hoping he could stay like that but it ended, and looking around, he just found a candle that he had lit.

    jakflashon July 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    Saw an interview with John Kay many years ago. The song is about the stereo system he bought, his first big expenditure.

    xGmanon March 10, 2020   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    such a groovy song. this is well before my time 2 but one of my fave songs ever! i sprained my ankle dancing to it actually.

    Lollyon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this is a great song to drive to! its so happy ... i definantly recommend the version crystal method did

    bodaciousbia84on August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    damn good tune

    rockon4lifeon August 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Who cares whether it's before your time or not that doesn't change the fact that it's a damn cool song and should be in everybody's music collection.

    Rider_of_the_Sunon September 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    ok yeah u know how i said its a great song to drive to??? Yeah i just got a ticket for doing 67 in a 45, coincidently listening to this song.

    not that ne one really cares but DAMMIT im PISSED

    bodaciousbia84on March 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    awesome song.

    weezerific:cutleryon April 07, 2003   Link

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