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Rainbow Veins Lyrics

High rise, veins of the avenue
Bright eyes and subtle variations of blue
Everywhere is balanced there like a rainbow above you
Street lights glisten on the boulevard
And cold nights make staying alert so hard
For heaven's sake, keep me...


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    Jun 13th 2011 report

    I think this song is about a guy that runs into a sad girl and falls in love with her at first sight. But she is still upset over a resent breakup, and some people want to be left alone when they are sad, explaining, that part that says"Exhale the stress so you don't come unglued" And the part that says, "Somewhere there is a happy affair, a ghost of a good mood" Meaning, it's the ghost of what was her good mood and she needs to find her happy place with him in order to return the ghost to were it belongs; inside of her. I hope you could understand my meaning.


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    Jan 30th 2011 report

    This song seems to be about a girl who has been hurt alot in past relationships and is scared to be in another one for the fear of having to let go once again. Its like Adam's way of telling her he can make things okay again and that he can make her happy, and brighten her life again. "ill blend up that rainbow above you and shoot it through your veins" over all its a cute song about a guy courting a girl the proper way, i love it (:


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    Mar 14th 2010 report

    "The feeling of letting go, I guess we'll never know" I think this song is about two people that have never had someone to love, so theyve never had to let go. Therefore, they are sad, until they realize that they can brighten up each others life up[:

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    Sep 5th 2021 report

    Yes I clearly know
    that life doesn't have a happy ending, either happy beginning. This verse"Your nerves gather with the altitude Exhale the stress so you don't come unglued" really tells that Throw off your travail or stress that's in you so that you can be insane or mad off of the stress. Forget about the stress and be who you really are.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2020 report

    The song is about the Internets.
    A good Christian passing by, the rainbow represents the how the internet has quickly become a bullying and stomping ground for the LBGT gangs.
    Keep me awake, so I don't get caught off guard...Know what you are seeing. Learn the truth of the pages you visit. The storefronts on the avenue. So much deception today. The streets are the web itself. vcrs and motorcars...shop much?

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    Apr 11th 2017 report

    When I hear the first verse I think of the return of Christ. As he sings about staying alert and not being caught off guard it reminds me of when Jesus tells his followers to be alert since they do not know when he'll return. Hearing how he views himself as a passer by who'll find a place to stay it sounds a lot like the Apostle Paul when he says that he is "not of this world" but rather a temporary resident here on Earth. I know this doesn't quite fit with the rest of the song but I enjoy to try to find scripture in Adam's songs.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2014 report

    The lines "I'll blend up that rainbow above you and shoot it through your veins 'cause your heart has a lack of colour" seems cringeworthy at first, but if you can see it seen as blood donation, or one heart beating faster to help another one that's less vigorous, it can be heartwarming in an odd sort of way.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 1st 2012 report

    This song is not about Adam doing drugs ok Adam is a Christian guy!

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 11th 2012 report

    I have heard it is about using drugs and tripping. But that is just what I heard, and what I hear in the song, but I still love it anyway.

  10. anonymous
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    Mar 4th 2012 report

    I think this is about a girl who went through drug or cutting issues and he wants to help her.

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  11. anonymous
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    Jul 21st 2011 report

    My friend says that it's about some dude trippin on drugs so like shoot the rainbow through your veins is like heroin and things like that.

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  12. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2011 report

    I think it's just a song about taking drugs, strike that, it's about a guy taking drugs and trying to get some girl to take them with him. I may not be your normal douchebag teenager badboy, but I'm pretty sure no one "courts" a girl with drugs but I guess with their halucinogenics changing the colors of the world they could "brighten up eachothers life". With all due respect you people are idiots searching for some hidden redeeming meaning in a song in which one doesn't exist. Please understand that life does not always have happy endings, our generation sucks because they enjoy whatever this is, and I plea, use some intelligence before you make idiotic interpretations again

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  13. anonymous
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    Dec 8th 2010 report

    I think this song shows that every person needs another to keep them sane. (:

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