Dragonfly
Bladee Lyrics


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Holy sword secrets of the past will they fade away?
If I die today
Will I go to a better place
Standing in the shade
Hide the blade, pockets full of jade
Kneel and pray, team full of saints, I can play your games
Flowers gave me birth
Watch me fly away from Earth
You and me can never work
I′ve been seeking, I still search
I see pain I know it hurts
You're the water when I surf
You and me can never work
So I fly away from Earth

Fly, fly into the sky
You′re forsaken in my eye
And forever until I die
Watch me walk inside the light
It turned darker than the night
You've been hid inside my life
And I never asked you why
I shine like a dragonfly

I see pain I know it hurts
You're the water when I surf




You and me can never work
So I fly away from Earth

Overall Meaning

Bladee's song Dragonfly appears to explore themes of existential contemplation and a search for transcendence from earthly pains. The opening line "Holy sword secrets of the past will they fade away?" suggests a yearning for knowledge and wisdom of the past that may dissipate like the secrets of a holy sword if not sought out, hinting at a fear of oblivion. The song's repeated refrain "You and me can never work, so I fly away from Earth" reiterates a sense of detachment or incompatibility with the earth and its inhabitants. The line "Flowers gave me birth, watch me fly away from Earth" could be interpreted as a metaphor for accepting one's mortality and the cycle of life that the earth perpetuates, all while seeking transcendence.


The lyrics also seem to reference Bladee's personal relationships, as he sings "You've been hid inside my life, and I never asked you why." This line suggests a sense of detachment from someone who has been in his life, but who he has never fully engaged with. The line "I see pain I know it hurts, you're the water when I surf" juxtaposes emotional pain with the figurative image of surfing, creating a contrast between the highs and lows of life's experiences. In the context of the song, this line could suggest that the person being addressed is supportive as Bladee navigates life's peaks and valleys.


Overall, the lyrics of Dragonfly seem to explore themes of searching for transcendence, finding peace with mortality, and accepting the highs and lows of life's experiences. The song's refrain reinforces a sense of detachment from earthly concerns and a longing for something more.


Line by Line Meaning

Holy sword secrets of the past will they fade away?
Bladee questions if the power and knowledge of ancient artifacts will eventually vanish over time.


If I die today
Bladee contemplates the finality of his mortality.


Will I go to a better place
Bladee wonders about the possibility of existing in a more desirable realm after death.


Standing in the shade
Bladee is positioned in an area away from direct sunlight.


Hide the blade, pockets full of jade
Bladee has concealed a knife and is carrying several jade stones for protection and wealth.


Kneel and pray, team full of saints, I can play your games
Bladee acknowledges his capacity to manipulate others and exploit their beliefs, while also recognizing the presence of trustworthy individuals around him.


Flowers gave me birth
Bladee metaphorically suggests that nature has played a role in his creation and identity.


Watch me fly away from Earth
Bladee visualizes escaping from his current physical situation by soaring through the air.


You and me can never work
Bladee accepts the understanding that a relationship between himself and another person is impossible to achieve.


I've been seeking, I still search
Bladee admits that he is still on a personal quest to find something meaningful.


I see pain I know it hurts
Bladee acknowledges the suffering of others around him and empathizes with their struggles.


You're the water when I surf
Bladee compares someone else's role in his life to that of water for a surfer, providing support and balance.


Fly, fly into the sky
Bladee encourages himself or someone else to take flight and ascend into the heavens.


You're forsaken in my eye
Bladee considers another person to be abandoned or neglected from his perspective.


And forever until I die
Bladee implies that the separation or distance between himself and another person will continue until the end of his life.


Watch me walk inside the light
Bladee envisions himself entering and moving towards a bright and positive existence.


It turned darker than the night
Bladee contrasts his previous optimistic imagery with the current appearance of darkness and negativity.


You've been hid inside my life
Bladee reveals that someone else has had a presence in his existence, perhaps without being recognized or acknowledged.


And I never asked you why
Bladee admits to not seeking clarification or understanding regarding the other person's influence.


I shine like a dragonfly
Bladee suggests that he has a notable and distinct appearance, similar to a dragonfly's captivating iridescence.


You and me can never work
Bladee repeats the idea that himself and another person cannot establish a successful relationship.


So I fly away from Earth
Bladee reaffirms his desire to escape his current reality by flying.




Writer(s): Benjamin Reichwald, Charles Eggers, Kristina Florell, Victor Svedberg

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