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When your stars are baked,
And your rivers fly,
Do you ever believe you were stuck in the, sky,

When your castle breaks,
And your feet are dry,
Do you ever believe you were stuck in the, sky,

Do you believe, when you're high,
That your...

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    anonymous
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    Dec 16th, 2015 12:57pm report


    I think the song refers to acid. The lyrics "Don't ever get stuck in the sky when youre high" I think refers to taking too much acid and becoming perma-high or becoming a "vegetable"



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    anonymous
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    Feb 17th, 2015 2:08pm report


    I think it could have a little deeper meaning than just drugs.

    The line "Do you believe, when you're high,
    That your life is tried" makes me think this song could be about continually growing as a human being.

    When things are going good, do you stop to measure if you are still being challenged as a human being? Are your views and beliefs tried when you are encountering no opposition?

    The drugs references could be viewed as a way to forget about your problems temporarily (your life isn't being tried while high). They then tell you not to get stuck doing this ("don't you ever get stuck in the sky") because you never deal with your problems or grow as a result (your life won't be tried).

    They have other songs revolving around learning and growing to be a better person (Aerials: "When you lose small mind, you free your life"). I think this is in a similar vein.

    You can't become more knowledgeable or a better person if you don't face your problems and are always stuck in the sky.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 2012 7:13pm report


    just replying to the songwriter who is talking about john Lennon. Let's assume for a moment that john Lennon was in fact hiding messages in his lyrics and by playing songs backwards and such. Wouldn't you think he is hiding them for a reason? Would you think that in an interview he would just come out and expose himself just like that? he hid the messages and wanted them hidden. and strange coincidence, the clues explode more and more especially in Sgt peppers, then the white album is blank white with nothing. they've been told to shut up. then john get's shot and George gets attacked by a man with a knife in his own house. Ringo never spoke, he never got harmed.
    i like your comment on this song and how we need to look deeper into the songs but i just wanted to clarify you haven't gone deep enough into the beatles and i just skimmed the top



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    anonymous
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    May 23rd, 2012 5:09pm report


    Wrong, wrong and wrong!! How can this song be about marijuana? "And your diet is shy" sounds to me like doing shrooms. Possibly lsd but more than likelu shrooms. Basically when your high don't get stuck that way and believe you will be that way forever. Have you ever done shrooms? Mountains look fake like you were in disneylands toon town. So the lyric "when your moon is fake" makes perfect sense talking about taking shrooms! And serj is definately pro marijuana. In one of KORN's dvd's you see him next to a huge nug for a brief second when they are chilling around a table. What about the lyrics. "Eat all the grass that you want" lol soad for life



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    anonymous
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    Aug 21st, 2011 8:43pm report


    umm this song basically says don't smoke too much marijuana & don't get too high. & don't depend on marijuana. Its not an anti drug song because all of them but John smoked bud. But even to a pot head, its not good to get "too" high



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    anonymous
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    Aug 8th, 2011 8:50pm report


    don't you ever get stunk in the sky when you high



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    anonymous
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    Jun 3rd, 2011 6:42pm report


    Serj tankian was a heroin addict. FACT
    I was at the same rehab he went to in so cal. Not while he was there. That would be cool.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 27th, 2011 3:20pm report


    Its about airplane.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2011 2:51pm report


    It is about marijuana. The album booklet has a footnote before the song that reads:
    "The February 18 edition of Britan's NEW SCIENTIST Magazine reports that the Geneva-based World Health Organization suppressed, under political pressure, a report which confirmed that marijuana is safer than either tobacco or alcohol."
    I think it is meant to support either the legalization of marijuana, or something else.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2011 2:50pm report


    It is about marijuana. The album booklet has a footnote before the song that reads:
    "The February 18 edition of Britan's NEW SCIENTIST Magazine reports that the Geneva-based World Health Organization suppressed, under political pressure, a report which confirmed that marijuana is safer than either tobacco or alcohol."
    I think it is meant to support either the legalization of marijuana, or something else.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 23rd, 2011 2:20am report


    Ummmm, as a writer and musician sometimes we have to say one thing and mean another for many reasons. i know for a fact "not mentioning any names at the record company" that this song is a metaphor for sex !...period ! when we orgazm the body releases endorphins wich are the bodies natural pain killers and YES it can give you a euphoric stoned feeling hence the song title basicly gives you a clue to what the song is about without actually saying it in the lyrics. can you say (METAPHORE) ? this is a big duh for those of us that actualy write this way and is the cause for so much scrutiny over lyrics and is also the reason censorship has been weekend. We have had to get more creative over the years to get our message across because of censorship so you will find more often than none that songs will say one thing but mean something totaly different with the song title as a clue for those who want more than just the song. When you read lyrics do it with an open mind this isn't the 60's anymore we have to mask our message ! Believe it or not it all started with the Beatles :

    example : "lucy in the sky with diamonds" -- Many people thought this was about drugs, since the letters "LSD" are prominent in the title, and John Lennon, who wrote it, was known to drop acid. In 1971 Lennon told Rolling Stone that he swore that he had no idea that the song's initials spelt L.S.D. He added: "I didn't even see it on the label. I didn't look at the initials. I don't look - I mean I never play things backwards. I listened to it as I made it. It's like there will be things on this one, if you fiddle about with it. I don't know what they are. Every time after that though I would look at the titles to see what it said, and usually they never said anything."

    The "Lucy" who inspired this song was Lucy O'Donnell (later Lucy Vodden), who was a classmate of John's son Julian Lennon when he was enrolled at the private Heath House School, in Weybridge, Surrey. It was in a 1975 interview that Lennon said "Julian came in one day with a picture about a school friend of his named Lucy. He had sketched in some stars in the sky and called it Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."
    The identity of the real Lucy was confirmed by Julian in 2009 when she died of complications from Lupus. Lennon re-connected with her after she appeared on a BBC broadcast where she stated: "I remember Julian and I both doing pictures on a double-sided easel, throwing paint at each other, much to the horror of the classroom attendant… Julian had painted a picture and on that particular day his father turned up with the chauffeur to pick him up from school."



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2011 2:02pm report


    its about the surpressed issue of a science and health magazine from brittain that revealed smoking marijuana is less dangerous than tobacco and alcohol. this is even stated inside the album pamphlet



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2010 12:50am report


    its obviously about being high but i don't think its about marijuana. its probably about stronger drugs or permanently being high. that happens to people with serious addictions or who have been doing drugs for many years,

    "When your stars are baked,
    And your rivers fly"

    obviously about being high

    Don't ever get stuck in the sky, when you're high

    self explanatory don't do so much drugs you become permanently high

    "Do you ever believe you were stuck in the, sky,"

    after you're sober again you realize all the stuff you saw while you were tripping wasn't real



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2009 7:28am report


    No, on the album it says in quotations that a science magazine posted an article saying that weed is healthier for you than alcohaul or ciggarettes thats wat this song is about, being high mostly i think.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 2009 7:28am report


    No, on the album it says in quotations that a science magazine posted an article saying that weed is healthier for you than alcohaul or ciggarettes thats wat this song is about, being high mostly i think.



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