I cross the city backwards
There's a lot of soul to find
A million ways to loose control
I've got colourflow in mind

I find a safer haven And get myself a line
Feel the urge to climb the walls
I've got colourflow in mind

Turn on, tune in, shut down
It's a way to pass the time
Check out of my braincell again
I've got colourflow in mind






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Colourflow in Mind Lyrics as written by Steven John Wilson

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    General CommentNah, this is Steven Wilson we're talking about, the same guy who released "Voyage 34", it's gotta be about drugs. The lyrics are too intense for a tv reference, plus the whole media-focused lyrics didn't start happening until Fear of a Blank Planet.
    ARespectableManon February 08, 2012   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a song about doing drugs. Cocaine in particular ("and get myself a line").
    samwaltonon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyep I think about drugs, too. more precisely a lot of drugs and time.

    I cross the city backwards
    There's a lot of soul to find
    A million ways to loose control

    ths first part seems to be about a drug that makes you loose control in any next possible moment and gives you the connection to other "souls" so I think he's talking about xtc or pot.


    I find a safer haven
    And get myself a line
    Feel the urge to climb the walls

    For this part I disagree that its about cocaine.
    I think it describes the use of Amphetamin. A safer haven is a near place where nobody is in reach and he can get a line. The urge he now is feeling, are the effects of amphetamin, that let him feel much energy.


    Turn on, tune in, shut down

    this line reminds me of the modern LSD pioneer "Timothy Leary" because he popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."


    It's a way to pass the time
    Check out of my braincell again

    Speaks for itself.. it seems to warn us. The drugs can help a long time, but also waste a long time of life. Searching for something in your "braincell" that perhaps isnt real?

    peace
    psychedelic soulon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's actually about television. "Turn on, tune in, shut down"
    And the only thing in his mind is the colors from the tv set. The drug images make sense because he is comparing television to a drug.
    johneon May 03, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Johne, "Check out of my braincell again" seems like he is talking about how television doesn't really make you think.

    DementedPuppyon June 05, 2009   Link

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