"Pinball Map" as written by and Jesper Claes Haakan/gelotte Stroemblad....
As I aim for that bright white day
Conflict serum is my aura
It seems that life's so fragile
I guess I'll fly some other time

I lack from superhighway thoughts
Won't live as long as the city lights
Soaked by underwater times
Electric splash on a midnight drive

Wish I could rape the day,
Just something radical
Lost the sense of sweet things
Who's gonna take me widely?

Guided by the pinball map
The driver, still unknown to me
Who was sent to glorify?
Before we injected this common pride

Sometimes I don't belong
Release me from your world
Pacified by the small things in life
I wait for earthquakes to rearrange

Never been able to use the force
I only have it read to me
Despite all the misguided faith
(Maybe) I'll find a place in this mess

Early morning moments
A glimpse of joy
But soon it's over and I return to dust
As I try to be
Everything and everyone
I waste away

Lyrics submitted by -L3tH4L-

"Pinball Map" as written by Bjoern Ingvar Gelotte Anders Par Friden

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +3
    General CommentThe pinball refers to Sonic Spinball, and the "driver" is the person playing (or driving) the MegaDRIVE.

    "Who was sent to glorify?" - Who is the player chosen to complete this mind-boggling video game?

    "Before we injected this common pride" - "Injected" or "inserted" the cartridge into the machine, "common pride" meaning a common pass-time - ie video games

    "Pacified by the small things in life
    I wait for earthquakes to rearrange" - Whilst hunting for rings (the small things in life) to unlock the hidden stages, you need to wait to hit the button which triggers an earthquake in the pinball area to access more rings.

    "Wish I could rape the day,
    just something radical" - Wish I could conquer this tough game or "rape it", to get the top rank: RADICAL

    "I lack from superhighway thoughts
    Won't live as long as the city lights
    Soaked by underwater times
    Electric splash on a midnight drive" - This refers to how the player (vocalist) is bored of the traditional Sonic package of superhighways, and frustrating underwater levels (especially in S3+K when you enter the water whilst wearing a lightning shield and it disappears (aka: "electric splash"). He plays these games late at night on his MegaDrive ("midnight drive").
    Huttseron December 27, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt's about trying to find your own path in life, but ending up following everyone else's path and not forming your own identity. Like a pinball, being hit by the paddles, you are lead by other people. Great song.
    therealbobon January 21, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI -> HAVE
    Ar3son June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother great In Flames song
    Man§oni†eMaGg0T666on May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of In Flames best songs! These guys are awesome live, I don't think there is a band who can sound better live then on their albums
    mydarkesthouron May 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw In Flames live, it was awesome!! They are amazing live, I'm gonna go see them again in september. AHHHH
    The Technitionon June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to me this is about the human spirit and self worth. trying to figure out what we are. Pinball Map is everything effecting everything else.
    asadcwon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment to see in Flames live one day! I love them so much, amazing talent, amazing lyrics with so much power and meaning. Not just nu-metal mosh kiddy bollocks.
    Ar3son June 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this is about not knowin where to go in life. You are simply following a planned out path layed b4 you and the driver is the once controlling where you you go
    I_LIKE_BEANSon June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfirst time i ever heard anything by them was when they were supporting slipknot and they were absolutely amazing, pure visceral energy and power. stonking
    the_name_is_andyon August 14, 2002   Link

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