I adore this song on so many levels. It stuck out to me from the snippets and it did not disappoint. I feel like this is Adam's self actualization song on the album and it really is a perfect ending to an amazing album. I just wish the deluxe songs were on the album because everyone should hear this song.
Post by aleksandrakv on May 14, 2012 3:46:57 GMT -5
When the stars are too cold Frozen over their glow On the edge of the night We can be their light
The coldness of the stars symbolizes the harsh reality which can be very cold for two gay lovers. One lover tells the other that their love is powerful enough to bring back the light, to the world, to the stars. Or that it can create light for themselves, they won't remain in the imposed darkness.
So give me more than your touch Give yourself to the rush Just keep holding my hand
He needs more than physical connection, it's not just sex. Give me your love, your soul, your trust. Succumb to the feeling of love, don't hold back, let me guide you, let yourself feel and connect with me emotionally.
As we're taking off I know where we'll land We can escape to a higher plane In nirvana stay Where the dreamers lay I'll lay you down, lay you down Safe on a higher plane In nirvana stay Where the dreamers lay I'll lay you down, lay you down
A higher plane of reality,a parallel universe of love, where abide those who believe in it, pure-hearted, those who believe that gender is irrelevant, that everything else is trivial apart from that divine feeling - the dreamers. You'll be safe here, I'll make love to you here, where we can stay in this transcendent state of nirvana, which symbolizes the utter and blissful connection of two spirits and souls in love. Nirvana is an ideal condition of bliss and joy. Unspoiled by the cold, harsh darkness of the judgemental world.
Through the dark there's a way There's a love, there's a place Where we don't have to hide We can dream all night So follow me through the sky And watch the oceans collide Just keep holding my hand As we're taking off I know where we'll land
They have to hide in the real world. Outlaws of Love. That's why the lovers return to nature, the mother of all beings, and she accepts them, they are her children, the sky, the ocean watch them holding their hands, love giving them fuel to take off to the nature's essence and core, where love is the creative force appreciated in all its forms.
Oh, we don't need any diamonds Or gold Watch the mystic and cryptic unfold As we fly high
Of course they don't need diamonds and gold. Maybe Adam'd leave it all. Sacrifice everything if he has to. The mystic and the cryptic refer to ancient philosophies and civilizations. The ones he's so fascinated by, for a reason. They were much more in touch with the inner being, focused on the man, not on the outside, the veneer, like ours is.
Maybe there's a hint of getting high ( using drugs) involved here, so the diamonds could refer to LSD ( Lucy in the Sky with Diamond?) , but I think it's a casual double entendre, if at all. And he says they don't need it.
IS THERE AN AWARD FOR SONGWRITING IN THE USA? THE GRAMMYS, ANYTHING????
May 5, 2012, 9:51am, stampsgal wrote: AleksandraKv
Meaning behind the words...OH yes...songs take us on a journey...our minds can take us wherever we want...
Knowing how the words and the song resonated with you...I felt quite peaceful as I read your thoughts... I appreciated your risk in sharing your interpretation with us.
(I also appreciated not having to make my brain work to hard to sort through intentions for words as I just got out of bed (haha) )
My first thought on diamonds was maybe too literal, but I wondered and was thinking of the union of marriage, and they can live a wonderful life without the ceremony... the diamond ring...another Outlaws of Love "connect/crossover".
You're SO right!!! Yes, they do not need to get married, i.e. to get their union acknowledged by the law to know that it's there. It didn't even cross my mind. Diamonds and rings. Stupid, materialistic, irrelevant symbols of the union of marriage.
Post by aleksandrakv on Jul 15, 2012 13:49:46 GMT -5
The Sound Bath: Adam Lambert’s Trespassing: the vocal review
Posted on July 12, 2012 by soundbath
Nirvana is yet another of my personal favourites from Trespassing.
A stunning piece of art and although I’m astonished that it’s a bonus track, because it feels as though it could have been part of the album proper, I’m so glad that Nirvana was added to the album.
The drum beat at the beginning of the song makes it sound as though it might turn into something else, yet the moment Adam starts to sing, it’s clear that it’s a beautiful love ballad, in fact, it almost feels like a ‘lover’s lullaby.’
His lower harmonies are particularly wonderful, and help to create a lovely satisfying, almost vocal ‘orchestral’ sound that has the effect of making the listener feel as safe and loved as one imagines Nirvana for lovers would be.
The song is a wonderful example of Adam’s phenomenal technical abilities, because Nirvana perfectly showcases Adam’s expressive range. Here he paints layer-upon-layer of colour with his voice, singing in his pure tenor voice, before treating us to fantastic rock-type riffs which he seamlessly pulls back to beautiful light near-falsetto sounds, as only he can, giving us a pretty good glimpse at what Nirvana might actually sound like.
Adam also demonstrates successfully his impressive ability to make his voice express clearly his inner feelings and thoughts – by no means an easy feat in singing!