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Song Released: 2009


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The burning desire to live and roam free
It shines in the dark and it grows within me
You're holding my hand but you don't understand
So where I am going you won't be in the end
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I'm dream in colors Of getting the chance
I'm dream of...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 1st, 2014 8:41am report


    I was thinking that the song was about how we'd all love to live in a perfect world. How great everything would be. The problem is that in a perfect world, we wouldn't really be able to do anything/ everything we want. We might feel like we were just 'like robots, going through the motions'.
    For example, if we were in a perfect world and I felt like doing something mean (maybe even just a simple practical joke on a friend), it might hurt them or hurt their feelings. In this case, we wouldn't be able to do those things. If who I am is based on my free will, would that mean that it 'kills the ideal of who we are'.
    Any other thoughts?
    Matt



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    anonymous
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    Jan 3rd, 2012 1:49pm report


    I think this song is about a foster child.

    The burning desire to live and roam free
    It shines in the dark and it grows within me
    (The child wants to live alone, they don't want to have to rely on others.)

    You're holding my hand but you don't understand
    (Everyone says they get it, they say they understand what you're going through, but there's no way they can. They don't really get it.)

    I'm dream in colors Of getting the chance
    I'm dream of trying the perfect romance
    In search of the door to open your mind
    In search of the cure of mankind
    (The child dreams of a perfect person, a perfect romance, the cure to the problems of everyone.)

    Oh help us we're drowning
    So closed up inside

    Why does it rain, rain, rain down on utopia?
    Why does it have to kill the ideal of who we are?
    Why does it rain, rain, rain down on utopia?
    How will the lights die down, telling us who we are?
    (When it seems like a new home is perfect, a utopia, and then it rains down, and you have to leave.)

    I'm searching for answers not given for free
    They're hidden inside is there life within me?
    You're holding my hand but you don't understand
    I'm taking the road all alone in the end
    (People pretend to get it, but eventually you're taking that road by yourself.)

    I'm dreaming in colors no boundaries are there
    Dreaming the dream we all seem to share
    In search of the door to open your mind
    In search of the cure of mankind

    Well help us we're drowning
    So closed up inside

    Why does it rain, rain, rain down on
    utopia?
    Why does it have to kill the ideal of who
    we are?
    Why does it rain, rain, rain down on
    utopia?
    How will the lights die down, telling us
    who we are?
    (When you dream, there aren't any boundaries. All foster kids dream of a perfect home. But it always rains down on the utopia.)

    Why does it rain, rain, rain down on
    utopia?
    Why does it have to kill the ideal of who
    we are?
    Why does it rain, rain, rain down on
    utopia?
    How will the lights die down, telling us
    who we are?

    Why does it rain



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    Sammy
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    Nov 27th, 2011 11:09am report


    i agree with person above... haowever, i cant undertansd why at your wedding when you have just stated what you think it means...? also, can i add, the video has some crumbling walls. so to go with your idea of, the world we are in is utopia but its the things in the world that make it how it so crap, its almost as if the crumbling walls represent the utopia of the world collapsing.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 1st, 2011 11:27pm report


    (Lol I submitted the lyrics... I love this song sooooo much)
    I can find two meaning in the song.
    The first meaning is perhaps about a troubled relationship. How when they are together they're so happy it's utopia, but there are bumps in the road.
    The second and much more touching meaning (the one I accept as true) coincides with the MV. Its about how the world is a utopia, it a beautiful, wonderful place, but sometimes, there are horrid things that people do to each other. Its people who cause it to "rain" on utopia, and if it weren't for this sheltered society we've created around ourselves, we'd be able to see the true purpose. We know the answer, we just can't see it because society has bungled it up so much.
    I really do love this song. It's the kind of song I'd want played at my wedding... :P




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