Oh, she barely waits a moment
Elevator doors open
Hear her footsteps touch the stairs

Words walk by
Describing definition
Stop and talk about it

Is just too easy to see
We're always looking
When we see fishes
When we go fishin'

Thoughts meander
Risin' all around us
Rise and fall and rise again
Oh, we stop and talk about it

Strong beliefs
Like ideas come to life
Turn atoms into rain and stone
Sands and tall trees

Worlds passed by
Defyin' description
Stop and talk about it
Talk about it

And Maia, she dances
She dissolves into the light
Illusions of light
Oh Maia, she dances

Deep romance and poetry
Songs and movies
Virtue for la de da
She dances in the light
Dance in the light

Maia, she dances
Oh Maia, she dances

Lyrics submitted by SuperKind311

"Fishing" as written by Domingo Ortiz David A. Schools

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  • +1
    General CommentI heard once from someone that the original meaning was about trout fishing and "how she dances "is how the trout is dancing on the line out of the water- One of the best things about panic songs is the lyrics (even those with straight forward lyrics) seems to leave the listener with just enough to be able to gather their own thoughts and meanings to the songs.
    I think of a man who is in love with a woman and is mesmerized by how she dances in and out of situations in her life and he embraces & loves everything about her.- Sweet song, I love to hear when I am driving.
    panicmommaon February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song could have a double meaning. First, on the surface, a spring fishing trip, but since he's talking about inspiration and thoughts and words, I think it's deeper. He's fishing for ideas and inspiration which he can work into his reality: "Strong beliefs/Like ideas come to life/Turn atoms into rain and stone/Sands and tall trees."

    Narcissis was the god who was so self absorbed he sat looking at his reflection all the time, like most of us sit absorbed in our thoughts. The writer here is saying to look beyond that, to stop and think and talk about it, to reach for real inspiration. Maia, the goddess of spring (the month of May is named after her), represents a new beginning, a rebirth and a growing. Maia is here used to represent inspiration and this higher plane, dancing in illusion and light.

    Interestingly, in Eastern religions like Hinduism, the world is seen as an illusion, called Maya. There might be a connection. Getting beyond the illusion to see the reality. Dance with Maia and dissolve with her into the light of illusion, that is to say, the light that shows the illusion for what it is. That's my take on it. Pretty deep but with his mythological references, it seems to be speaking of deeper things.
    trippinbtmon May 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good song. i'm not really sure of the meaning...i like to look at it as an optimistic view on life. the lyrics are amazing.
    fallonmarie813on January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThe lyrics are all wrong at the end. :-/

    “Deep romance and poetry
    Songs of ruin
    Gurdjieff and Adi Da
    She dances in the light
    Dance in the light

    Maia, she dances
    Oh Maia, she dances”

    wawapon April 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentWhy did they stop playing this!!!!???
    fallonon October 14, 2011   Link

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