The Midas Wish
Iko Lyrics


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keep it in a box and turn off all the light
that you have ... you have a midas wish
and i turn all love to tone

no escape i'm going under
no escape i'm going under
no escape i'm going under
with you

i am broken and all you see is just a wreck
srach off your makeup your face doesn't mean it
bury your head in mine or just count to ten
live for the...

no escape i'm going under...





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Overall Meaning

In the lyrics of "The Midas Wish" by Iko, the singer describes a situation where one has a desire or wish to possess a power akin to that of King Midas, who could turn everything he touched into gold. The line "keep it in a box and turn off all the light" suggests a sense of containment and isolation, perhaps reflecting the feeling of being trapped by this wish or power. The reference to turning off the light may symbolize a desire to obscure or hide this ability, possibly due to the destructive consequences associated with it.


The repeated refrain of "you have a midas wish" underscores the idea that this powerful desire or ability exists within the individual, shaping their interactions and experiences. The line "and i turn all love to tone" hints at a transformative quality inherent in this wish, suggesting that love or affection is somehow altered or distorted by its influence. This could represent a sense of disillusionment or alienation resulting from the pursuit of this wish, as well as the emotional toll it takes on relationships.


The verses continue to explore the repercussions of this wish, with the singer expressing a sense of resignation and inevitability as they declare "no escape I'm going under." This repetition reinforces the feeling of being overwhelmed and consumed by the consequences of this wish, with the sense of drowning or being submerged in its effects. The inclusion of "with you" suggests a shared experience or connection with another individual who is also caught up in the same struggle or cycle.


The latter portion of the lyrics delves into themes of self-perception and vulnerability, as the singer laments feeling "broken" and misunderstood by others. The line "scratch off your makeup, your face doesn't mean it" implies a desire for authenticity and honesty in relationships, challenging the superficial or deceptive facades that can often obscure true emotions. The plea to "bury your head in mine or just count to ten" conveys a sense of seeking solace or escape from the overwhelming emotions and struggles described earlier. Overall, the lyrics of "The Midas Wish" by Iko explore themes of desire, transformation, and emotional turmoil, offering a poignant reflection on the complexities of human relationships and internal struggles.


Line by Line Meaning

keep it in a box and turn off all the light
Confine your emotions and shut out the distractions, because you possess the power to turn everything you touch into gold.


that you have ... you have a midas wish
You possess the ability to transform love into something precious and valuable.


and i turn all love to tone
I change all love into a single note or sound, perhaps representing a sense of monotony or detachment.


no escape i'm going under
I feel trapped and overwhelmed by my circumstances and emotions.


with you
This feeling of being overwhelmed is connected to a specific person or situation in my life.


i am broken and all you see is just a wreck
Despite appearing damaged and chaotic on the surface, you only see the superficial external appearance.


srach off your makeup your face doesn't mean it
Remove the facade and see past the superficial masks we wear, as appearances can be deceiving.


bury your head in mine or just count to ten
Find solace and comfort in my presence, or take a moment to calm yourself and regain composure.


live for the...
Find purpose and meaning in life, despite the challenges and struggles that may come your way.


blablablabla
This section of the lyrics appears to represent a lack of coherence or understanding, perhaps mirroring feelings of confusion or overwhelm.




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