Owl City: Rainbow Veins Meaning
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Rainbow Veins Lyrics
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...
MonkeySeeMonkeyDo Jun 13th, 2011 6:52am 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.
anonymous Jan 30th, 2011 1:59pm 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 (:
anonymous Jul 18th, 7:50am 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?
anonymous Apr 11th, 2017 4:36pm 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.
anonymous Jan 13th, 2014 1:50pm 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.
anonymous Sep 1st, 2012 9:23am report
This song is not about Adam doing drugs ok Adam is a Christian guy!
anonymous Mar 11th, 2012 3:52am 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.
anonymous Dec 8th, 2010 12:35pm report
I think this song shows that every person needs another to keep them sane. (:
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