She's lost in coma where it's beautiful
Intoxicated from the deep sleep, deep sleep
Do you wonder what it's like
Living in a permanent imagination?
Sleeping to escape reality, but you like it like that

Guilty by design
She's nothing more than fiction.
She dreams in digital,
'Cause it's better then nothing.
Now that control is gone,
It seems unreal,
She's dreaming in digital.
She dreams in digital.

And your pixel army can't save you now
My finger's on the kill switch
I remember I used to compose your dreams
Control your dreams
And don't be afraid to expose yourself
Before I shut you down
You made some changes since the virus caught you sleeping


Lyrics submitted by thewhitepony33, edited by Mellow_Harsher

Fiction (Dreams In Digital) song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentI think that the song is about a girl who forces herself to live life in a robotic way and exists in a dreamland of emotional avoidance. She thinks and acts in this detached way because she was vulnerable/caught off guard at some point in the past (the virus caught you sleeping) and has since acted very detached in order to have control over her life and feelings (she dreams in that control is gone). She used to be somewhat obsessed with him (I used to compose/control your dreams) but he hurt her and now she feels empowered by her jaded attitude. His finger is "on the kill switch" because he feels that he has the power to shut down her defense mechanisms and expose her true emotions once again. I always think about Android 18 when I hear this song!
    lokigrlon December 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe song, which recently peaked at number 7 on "Billboard" magazine's Modern Rock Tracks chart, is about idolatry of cartoon characters, according to Gordon. "It's based on virtual beings that humans are getting really attached to," he said. "In Japan, they're getting really connected to these virtual stars, so to speak. They're, like, huge. It just kind of freaks me out... glorified cartoons, but it's cool."

    that's what jay said it was actually written about ;) but individual interpretation is always a good thing:)
    digitalstitcheson May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to be more about escaping reality into a dream world that one knows is completely fictional, as opposed to just being technological mishmash.
    SolarSky329on February 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is talking about someone who is in a coma, and they're living in a dream world made by theyre own mind
    supersprm57on March 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's more like he's controlling her--that he forced his opinions on her and she couldn't take it anymore--hence the kill switch because he felt guilty for not letting her think on her own and so he wanted to get rid of her
    persaon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe first 2 lines mean that she is brought into this beautiful world of dreams. The second two ask if you know what it's like. The fifth line means you just want to get out of the real world.

    The chorus means that she's better than human, and she dreams these unreal dreams uncontrollably

    The next two lines mean that she can't protect herself from something, I'm assuming it's the person telling the story.

    Then it says that the person telling the story used to compose and control her dreams. It means that he was all she could think of.
    Then it means that she shouldn't be afraid to have some fun before he does whatever he's gonna do to her.
    The last line means that she has changed since some incedent happened, probably about the guy telling the story.

    Basically, It's about a girl who couldn't get this guy off her mind. Then he did something terrible, and so she waits to go to sleep to escape reality. She left, but the guy still wants her to be with him.
    NtoTheDrkon April 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can really relate to this song, i think it's about a girl who lives in her own little reality (like me) and being snapped back into reality (my finger's on the kill switch, killing the dream)
    digitalstitcheson May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenterr... forgot to add, because she's lost control, and can't differentiate (or however you spell that) the dream reality, and the true reality
    digitalstitcheson May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol hahaha yeah
    Bwoodingon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUsually I dont listen to Orgy, hence the name sugarcult, but I really like this song.
    SuGarCuLtCrZdon July 05, 2002   Link

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