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Whoa oh prisoner
My pretty oh oh prisoner

A black ocean is the sky above
Tiny lights bob what star you from

Trapped in material plane
She wants to fly and they think she's insane
But she knows what she know
Give that girl wings and that's all she wrote

Twilight zone (2x)
I'm floating in the dark alone and
Is there any love out here let me know

A laser lights pinpoints the top of my dome
Then through my body
As if Scotty's beaming up a wayward soul
Mutant races in an ancient universe
Dark shadows humans rhymin' in a raggae verse

It's gone if you blink
I can see it as soon as you think it

Dancehalls crystal balls
On sidewalk malls
Psychic people outdoors reading palms

I believe that you know more
To survive the dimension if four

Oh prisoner
My pretty oh oh prisoner

Look at the way she's searching
Trapped in a world that's hurting
So bad it makes her cry
But I won't let her say good bye

Twilight zone (2x) }
I'm floating in the dark alone and } (2x)
Is there any love out here let me know }
No way (2x)

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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about divine consciousness being trapped in the physical plane, in human form.

    It also seems to reference a future society, as reflected by the Burning Man festival (where people set up and live in domes, laser lights are everywhere, and streets with psychics). I wonder if the men from 311 have been to the playa.
    johnxon April 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"trapped in material plane" I think is referring to the idea that we are souls that have come down and been trapped here I'm the 3rd dimension and this causes some problems for us on planet earth here.

    Kind of like that Sting song "we are spirits trapped in the material world"
    big311fanon April 29, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment I Love The Chorus I The Whole Song But I Don't Kno What It Means Directly
    Spade9on September 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this songs about pasing thru the void going to the fourth dimension. the dome, our lightbody, is guided by angelic light pulling us upward out of the third to the fourth.... just my 2c
    -[drift]-on May 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is deffinently one of my favorite songs by 311. I think the song is about a girl thats traped in a world that hurts so bad it makes her cry. And she wants to accomplish great things but no one believes in her."She wants to fly and they think she's insane" I feel I can relate to this song a lot and 311 did a great job with it.
    Prisoner311on December 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis was my favorite song off transistor until running grew on me. i think it's about trying to connect with people on a spiritual level, deeper (or perhaps higher?) than the materialistic and physical world in which we live.
    suckswhenon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthave you ever done mushrooms? you dont think anything is real. and you know what you know. when you do shrooms you are in your own world. "floating in the dark alone" bad trip. "trip the shrooms fantastic, shit gets drastic.." its true. and then you become a prisoner to drugs.....
    311relon July 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthat, or a prisoner of this world, always wanting to be high instead. lol
    suckswhenon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think this songs title pretty much self explanitory if you think about like your a prisoner to verything like somethins always trying to keep you down or confined hence the "I'm floating in the dark alone and
    Is there any love out here let me know' which means they feel alone is there any love out there
    Transitier311on February 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery mellow and smooth. Like an aging whiskey almost.
    OpinionHeadon February 25, 2009   Link

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