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​Dragonfly

This song is by The Thorns and appears on the album The Thorns (2003).

Dragonfly in a tidal wave -- (Dragonfly in a tidal wave --)
Isles have come undone. (Isles have come undone.)
Still the coastline's a mile away, (Still the coastline's a mile away,)
And the storm's just begun. (And the storm's just begun.)

"Here goes nothin'," ("Here goes nothin',")
Heard him sayin' (Heard him sayin')
As he buzzed away. (As he buzzed away.)

Dragonfly sees the tops of the trees (Dragonfly sees the tops of the trees)
From the C-130 door. (From the C-130 door.)
Flips a bird, puts his knees in the breeze, (Flips a bird, puts his knees in the breeze,)
And floats down to the war. (And floats down to the war.)

"Here goes nothin'," ("Here goes nothin',")
Heard him sayin' (Heard him sayin')
As he dropped away. (As he dropped away.)
"Here goes nothin'." ("Here goes nothin'.")
Comin' down, (Comin' down,)
Hardly makes a sound.

Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)
Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)
Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)
Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)

Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)
Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)
Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)
Cover it up, cover it up. (Cover it up, cover it up.)

"Here goes nothin'." ("Here goes nothin'.")
Holy Roller (Holy Roller)
Finally blew a fuse. (Finally blew a fuse.)
"Here goes nothin'." ("Here goes nothin'.")
Read all about it (Read all about it)
In the front page news. (In the front page news.)

Dragonfly makes a crown of thorns (thorns)
For a Saviour yet to come.
Still alive, but his wings are torn (Still alive, but his wings are torn)
And his conscience has gone numb. (And his conscience has gone numb.)

CreditsEdit

  • Producer: Brendan O'Brien
  • Composers: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Lyricists: Pete Droge, Shawn Mullins, Matthew Sweet
  • Arrangers: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Conductors: Paul Buckmaster, Ricky Keller
  • Musicians:
    • Roy Bittan - Electric piano, stringed piano
    • Rob Brill - Percussion (brushes on cardboard box), tambourine
    • Pete Droge - Vocals, Zildjian cymbals, drums, acoustic guitar, baritone guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, ukelin, ukulele
    • Jim Keltner - Drums
    • Greg Leisz - Electric dulcimer, 12-string acoustic guitar, 12-string electric guitar, lap steel guitar, pedal steel guitar, mandola, mandolin
    • Tony Marsico - Upright bass
    • Shawn Mullins - Vocals, dulcimer, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, high-strung guitar, keyboards, percussion, vihuela
    • Brendan O'Brien - Bass, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass harmonica, hurdy gurdy, keyboards, marxophone, percussion
    • Matthew Sweet - Vocals, bass, mountain dulcimer, 6-string acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, marxophone, percussion, baritone ukulele, vihuela
  • Engineering: David Bianco (Sunset Session), Billy Bowers, Nick DiDia, Karl Egsieker, Alex Lowe, Dan Rudin
  • Digital Editing: Ryan Castle (Pro Tools) (Sunset Session)
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig
  • Art Direction: Josh Cheuse, Gail Marowitz
  • Graphic Design: James C. Hunter

TriviaEdit

  • This song is track #8 from The Thorns, an Aware/Columbia Records release (Tuesday, May 20, 2003).

InterpretationsEdit

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