You and me
With our long hair on the gold wall
After midnight we could feel it all
I'd go anywhere you want to

You should see
There's a place I want to take you
When the train comes I will hold you
(When the train comes I will hold you) 'Cause you blow my mind

On the bridge
Levitating 'cause we want to
When the unknown will surround you
(When the unknown will surround you)
There is no right time
There is no right time

The branches of the trees
They will hang lower now
You will grow too quick
Then you will get over it

The branches of the trees
They will hang lower now

There's a place I want to take you
When the unknown will surround you

There's a place I want to take you (were you high)
When they knocked on the door looking for you
When the unknown will surround you
Take my hand as our bodies lift up slowly

There's a place I want to take you (were you high)
When they knocked on the door looking for you
When the unknown will surround you
Take my hand as our bodies lift up slowly

There's a place I want to take you


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Levitation Lyrics as written by Victoria Garance Alixe Legrand Alex Kristian Scally

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    General CommentSo, my boyfriend of 3 years died a couple years back, and he was a real music buff. we had a huge connection through music. The other day, this song came on, and I just felt his presence. I can't explain it, but it happens to me from time to time where I can feel him near. It happens mostly when I'm on the road listening to music and I'm alone.

    Anyway, this song came on, and something about it just gave me the chills. And I really loved the song, just the sounds of it. But then later I looked up the lyrics and got the chills all over again.

    The lyrics read to me like he's there, he's watching, and patiently waiting to see me again. :)

    "There's a place I want to take you, when the unknown will surround you."

    That line especially. It makes me think of when the unknown surrounds me (i.e. death), there's a place he wants to take me (heaven? or whatever the afterlife has in store)

    I'm not a spiritual person per se, me and him often talked about our skepticism actually, but since he's died and I've experienced certain connections to him, (feelings, dreams, once I even heard his voice) I believe in it a little more.

    Or I'm just insane :)

    Either way this song and this band are phenomenal.
    feliciathefoolon July 27, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI have a friend who has done DMT a few times and found it to be amazing, and I've always been curious about it. She has offered to take me to a DMT ceremony (or tea party as they call it) and be my guide. This song makes me think of that.

    DMT is a chemical that occurs naturally in the human body (among other plays), and is supposedly released to the brain at birth and at death. Perhaps it's a doorway in to the "afterlife" or whatever comes after dying (or before being born). When I hear the song, that is what "the unknown that surrounds you" is -- the experience of DMT. A greater connection to things outside of ourselves, or to nature: "the branches of the trees, they will hang lower now."

    Another thing many people have said they have experienced during DMT trips are encounters with other beings/entities. The line "When they knocked on the door looking for you" makes me think of that.

    Beautiful song.
    torpoodoon August 12, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTwo 19 year old girls walk by the railroad tracks late at night in Endicott City.

    They sit on the city bridge where the tracks corss the road into town, with their feet hanging out, their backs to the tracks.

    One takes a picture of their legs with bare feet hanging over the road. They tweet the picture out. "Levitating." they write.

    The train arrives in the distance. It's a slow moving freight, carrying coal. The Conductor sees the girls as he passes. But then something goes wrong. The big train hits a patch of bad rail. There's a loud sound. The coal cars start to tip. It's just at the wrong place. The girls are directly hit and crushed by the coal and cars.

    This is their story, as told by Beach House.

    During the last three minutes of the song, the droning synths which have been there all along, become louder and louder until they overwhelm... the vocals go into reverb and become more and more distant...

    And in the last minute the choral synths have finally taken over as the rhythm becomes fainter and fainter...

    It is a musical metaphor for their death, the unknown surrounding them.

    There is no right time to die.
    Undert0adon August 15, 2022   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@emma107334 I didn't know them but get ready to be shook..On the BH subreddit, word came out that the song is actually about their accident and death.

    reddit.com/r/BeachHouse/comments/wohvl6/the_real_meaning_behind_levitation_rip_liz_and/

    This revelation is stunning and changes the song deeply. I thought the song was just great before. Now it hits me at the core.
    Undert0adon September 23, 2022   Link

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