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Black Water Lilies is the twelfth track on the album "All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend". It was written and produced by AURORA, Magnus Skylstad and Odd Martin Skålnes.

About the song Edit

AURORA told The 405 that this was inspired by a dream she had of "a magical land, filled with wonder." She sings of floating on a river and ends up in a place surrounded by a thousand black water lilies. "It was originally seven black water lilies," AURORA admitted, "but a thousand sounded better."[1]

She also said in an interview: "Black Water Lilies was a dream I had. The melody was playing in the background. And I was dreaming that there was a hand, and I grabbed it, and it took me underwater. And there was a river, under the water, running down. And I floated on the river, under the water, and I came to this magic place with lots of black water lilies – floating on the water – which was underneath the water. It was a very strange dream. When I woke up I ran straight to the piano and wrote the song.”[2]

Lyrics Edit

When I'm on a boat
I float, I know I can never drown
I see underwater land
The wind, the wind is the only sound

Take your hand and I go under
I'm under and above
Take your hand and I go under
I'm under and above

In the river
I'm floating in
On the water
I'm diving into the ocean
A thousand black water lilies

In the river
I'm floating in
On the water
I'm diving into the ocean
A thousand black water lilies
Black water lilies

Arms are reaching for
My arms I can see no more
We dance as we float around
We head towards the ocean floor

Take your hand and I go under
I'm under and above
Take your hand and I go under
I'm under and above

In the river
I'm floating in
On the water
I'm diving into the ocean
A thousand black water lilies

In the river
I'm floating in
On the water
I'm diving into the ocean
A thousand black water lilies

I am warm
Floating down
I am reborn

Water lilies
Water lilies
Water lilies
Water lilies

Audio Edit

AURORA - Black Water Lilies

AURORA - Black Water Lilies

References Edit

  1. https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/aurora-track-by-track-145
  2. http://indievidualist.de/aurora/