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Thread: Political meaning in "Oceanlab - Miracle"

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    Political meaning in "Oceanlab - Miracle"


    Just had a thought after my sister noted that the lyrics of Miracle reminds of the contemporary situation (global warming, use of CO2). Once I thought about it, it became more clear. See it for yourself or argument against it (and explain the real meaning ) Hope you dont find it too boring and somewhat interesting

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    Taken from OceanLab - Miracle (Above & Beyond Club Mix) Trance Lyrics:


    Donít they know that thereís something going on? [The leaders]
    What theyíre harming with their indecision [Can't pull a stop to using up fossil fuels]
    But who will be left standing when Iím gone?
    Thereíll be nothing left but a vision

    Itís too easy to turn a blind eye to the light [Too easy to ignore the facts]
    Itís too easy to bow your head and pray [Too easy to hope that it all works out]
    There are some times when you should try to find your voice [You have to take actions in your own hands]
    This is one voice that you must find today [Must act now, not later]
    Are you hoping for a miracle, as the ice caps melt away? [wtf icecaps?! can it be more suggestive? ]
    No use hoping for a miracle
    Thereís a price weíll have to pay [Yep, we're screwed if we dont do anything]
    Itís too easy to turn a blind eye to the light
    Itís too easy to bow your head and pray
    There are some times when you should try to find your voice
    This is one voice that you must find today

    Are you hoping for a miracle, as the ice caps melt away?
    No use hoping for a miracle

    Are you hoping for a miracle, as the ice caps melt away?
    No use hoping for a miracle
    Thereís a price weíll have to pay


    ~~

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    Haha. Yeah that sounds about right. It's hard to say whether Jono, Paavo and Tony had that in mind, though. But reviewing the lyrics, it would be hard to argue otherwise. They've always been the very best vocal trancers and it appears they've taken that to an entirely new level with 'Miracle.' Typically, though, they design euphoric trance, wich in many ways is suppose to separate both body and mind, especialy under the influence of a placebo. Would the average punter really absorb the trio's message come 3am? But the thought that we all go around dancing to a political message is good, however random it may seem. Good on em' for getting it out there, if that was in fact their intention.
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    here are the lyrics from the album version:


    Don’t they know that there’s something going on
    What they’re harming with their indecision
    Who will be left standing when I’m gone
    There’ll be nothing left but a vision

    And it’s too easy to turn a blind eye the light
    It’s too easy to bow your head and pray
    But there are some times when you should try to find your voice
    And this is one voice that you must find today

    Are you hoping for a miracle
    Am I still there in your plans
    No use hoping for a miracle
    I am balanced in your hands


    Don’t they know that there’s something they can do
    To be sure of tomorrows tomorrow
    Too late is too late for me and you
    No more time left for you to borrow


    And it’s too easy to turn a blind eye the light
    It’s too easy to bow your head and pray
    But there are some times when you should try to find your voice
    And this is one voice that you must find today

    Are you hoping for a miracle
    Am I still there in your plans
    No use hoping for a miracle
    I am balanced in your hands



    take a notice of what i've made red
    as you read it, think of what ryuji said about global warming and the nature

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    I think considering their video that was posted onto Facebook which was all about Earth & Nature, I think that's highly likely.

    I must admit, I love A&B, but out of all their tracks, I don't like the lyrics in this one at all, they just aren't melodic enough for me and not really about something that touches me. I mean it's pretty, but not something I'd listen to out of choice.

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    i noticed it too yes, i also think the lyrics have a political meaning
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    The video is truly beautiful
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    Great Track, great vid, and yes I do think that it has the meaning of global warming etc behind it.

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    YouTube - Above & Beyond presents OceanLab - "Miracle [Above & Beyond club mix]"

    found the vid on youtube from A&B's official channel/user.
    It also struck me while watching the video, the "I" in the text is refering to the planet.

    But who will be left standing when Iím [The Earth] gone?
    Thereíll be nothing left but a vision.

    Amazing lyrics, now I love them more since they share my opinion

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