Revelry
Kings of Leon Lyrics


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What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine
With the fire in my bones, and the sweet taste of kerosene
I get lost in the light, so high don't wanna come down
To face the loss of the good thing, that I have found

In the dark of the night I can hear you calling my name
With the hardest of hearts I still feel full of pain
So I drink and I smoke and I ask you if your ever around
Even though it was me who drove us right in the ground

See the time we shared it was precious to me
But all the while I was dreaming of revelry

Gonna run baby run like a stream down a mountainside
With the wind at my back I won't ever even bat an eye
Just know it was you all along who had a hold of my heart
But the demon in me was the best of friends from the start

So the time we shared it was precious to me
All the while I was dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry

And I told myself for the way you go, it rained so hard it felt like snow
Everything came tumbling down on me
In the back of the woods in the dark of the night
Palest of the old moonlight
Everything just felt so incomplete

Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry




Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry

Overall Meaning

The Kings of Leon’s song Revelry is about the hard times in a relationship and the need for escape through alcohol and drugs, as well as the realization that despite everything, the love shared was precious. The opening lines are very suggestive of the need to dance in order to cope with the pain and escape the moment, hence the lyrics “what a night for a dance, you know I’m a dancing machine.” The fire in the bones and the sweet taste of kerosene suggest the use of alcohol or drugs to achieve the desired effect of forgetting the pain.


The chorus emphasizes the need to escape the pain and find refuge in revelry, which suggests a good time, dancing, and losing oneself in the moment. The lyrics “in the dark of the night I can hear you calling my name” indicate that the relationship still has a hold on the singer and that he still feels the pain of the breakup. However, despite all the troubles, there is still a yearning for the good times, and the realization that the time shared was precious. At the same time, the lyrics suggest that the singer knows very well that he was responsible for driving the relationship to the ground and still feels the guilt of the breakup.


Line by Line Meaning

What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine
The singer is in the mood for dancing and is ready to party.


With the fire in my bones, and the sweet taste of kerosene
His passion and energy is high, fueled with excitement like the combustible liquid kerosene.


I get lost in the light, so high don't wanna come down
He's having so much fun and doesn't want it to end. He's simply living in the moment.


To face the loss of the good thing, that I have found
He fears that if the moment ends, he will lose something special that he found.


In the dark of the night I can hear you calling my name
In his mind, he can hear someone calling out to him in the still of the night.


With the hardest of hearts I still feel full of pain
He's rough on the surface but still hurts inside.


So I drink and I smoke and I ask you if your ever around
He copes with his pain by consuming drugs and alcohol and wonders if the person he is remembering is ever around to soothe him.


Even though it was me who drove us right in the ground
He realizes that it was him who caused the downfall of the relationship.


See the time we shared it was precious to me
He still has fond memories of their time together.


But all the while I was dreaming of revelry
Despite his nostalgia, he's still caught up in the thrill of the moment.


Gonna run baby run like a stream down a mountainside
He's going to take off and flee, with unwavering determination and a sense of freedom.


With the wind at my back I won't ever even bat an eye
He's so confident in his decision that nothing can shake him.


Just know it was you all along who had a hold of my heart
He admits that the other person never truly lost their grasp on his feelings.


But the demon in me was the best of friends from the start
Deep down, he knows that his own flaws and demons are the cause of the problems he's facing.


And I told myself for the way you go, it rained so hard it felt like snow
He's telling himself that because the other person left him during dark times, it felt like a crushing and oppressive burden.


Everything came tumbling down on me
He feels like his life was turned upside down and everything around him fell apart.


In the back of the woods in the dark of the night
The situation he finds himself in is bleak and ominous.


Palest of the old moonlight
The atmosphere is dark and eerie, with only a hint of light.


Everything just felt so incomplete
Despite everything, he still feels like he's missing something important.


Dreaming of revelry
He's still dreaming of wild, unbridled fun and excitement.


Dreaming of revelry
He's still dreaming of wild, unbridled fun and excitement.


Dreaming of revelry
He's still dreaming of wild, unbridled fun and excitement.


Dreaming of revelry
He's still dreaming of wild, unbridled fun and excitement.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill, Nathan Followill

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Kazi Rahatul Zannat

[Intro]
What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine
With a fire in my bones and the sweet taste of kerosene
I get lost in the night so high I don't want to come down
To face the loss of the good thing that I've found

[Verse 1]
In the dark of the night I could hear you calling my name
With the hardest of hearts I still feel full of pain
So I drink and I smoke and I ask you if you're ever around
Even though it was me who drove us right in the ground

[Chorus]
See the time we shared it was precious to me
But all the while I was dreaming of revelry

[Verse 2]
Born to run, baby run like a stream down a mountainside
With the wind in my back I don't ever even bat an eye
Just know it was you all along who had a hold of my heart
But the demon and me were the best of friends from the start

[Chorus]
So the time we shared it was precious to me
All the while I was dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry

[Verse 3]
And I told myself boy away you go, it rained so hard it felt like snow
Everything came tumbling down on me
In the back of the woods in the dark of the night
Paleness of the old moonlight everything just felt so incomplete

[Outro]
Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry



Amy Wood

"Revelry"

What a night for a dance, you know I'm a dancing machine
With the fire in my bones
And the sweet taste of kerosene
I get lost in the night so high don't wanna come down
To face the loss of the good thing that I have found
Woo hoo hoooo
Woo hoo hoooo
In the dark of the night I can hear you calling my name
With the hardest of hearts, I still feel full of pain
So I drink and I smoke and I ask you if your ever around
even though it was me who drove us right into the ground
See the time we shared it was precious to me
But all the while I was dreaming of revelry
Gonna run baby run like a stream down a mountainside
With the wind in my back I wont ever even bat an eye
Just know it was you all along that had a hold of my heart
But the demon in me was a best friend from the start
So the time we shared it was precious to me
All the while I was dreaming of revelry
Dreaming of revelry
And I told myself oh the way you go it rained so hard it felt like snow
Everything came tumbling down on me
In the back of the woods, in the dark of the night
Palest pale of the old moonlight
Everythings just felt so incomplete
Dreaming of revelry [x4]



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Butter

Imagine yourself sitting on the roof of your apartment building at ten o’clock at night, sitting on a fold out chair and smoking a cigarette, overlooking the city and admiring the soft cool breeze, all while listening to this song with headphones on

in the bleak midwinter

and some alcohol.

Dache Parson

And some weed

Joey Douglas

Werd!

eileen blinkho

Word

wxpk3

Chuida dise tomare!

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Jack DeWolf

You listen to KOL either in a car doing 50mph down a country road with your friends yelling and laughing around you, or when you're all alone and having an emotional breakdown. They either make a great experience even better or a terrible one seem a little bit brighter and more hopeful.

The Rover

Jack Dewolfe I concur

Dale Shaw

nailed it

gary morton

to true m8t going thew it now

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