If it’s not the radio waves coming from the tower on the hill that cloud our heads, then it’s the one we see everyday, the one who’s locked in our skin. But that’s the last idea-that it’s the first of kin. We’ve got to take it back. We sleep to sew the seams that we oppose. We shrink to fit in our pre-assigned roles. Resist with each stitch. Split the seams and start all over again. Cut the pattern that fits. Ready-made rarely means ready to fit. A bleached whit tightness to bind and gag and scold The lines seen fit to fight will soon become our own. Skipping skimmed meals waiting, maintaining this waning form. The lines we fought to fit have now become our own. We cannot be tied down by roughly cut threads from the patterns of the CEOS. We must learn to tie up their tower and it starts with ourselves. They need no spokesman if you have no voice.


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    General CommentI believe this song is about Clear Channel. Clear Channel is a media monopoly, controlling almost anything you listen to. It is next to impossible to not support them, because they are everywhere.

    “If it’s not the radio waves coming from the tower on the hill that cloud our heads, then it’s the one we see everyday, the one who’s locked in our skin. But that’s the last idea-that it’s the first of kin.”

    You often don’t know you’re supporting Clear Channel, because even your “local” radio stations have sold out to them and have not informed you of it.

    “We cannot be tied down by roughly cut threads from the patterns of the CEOS. We must learn to tie up their tower and it starts with ourselves. They need no spokesman if you have no voice.”

    Clear Channel controls what you listen to, without your input. You must fight back to get things your way.

    Milemarker is a great band, doing a great job.
    sexispopularon May 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWoo. A song about Revolution. How original.

    No, really I do like this song a lot. Its the best one I've heard by Milemarker.
    darkmongooseon March 08, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI agree with sexispopular, and as a side note, the piano sounds like an alarm, and (at least i think) a little middle eastern.
    rengalouson May 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDoes ANYONE have the lyrics to Milemarker - Engine? It's really pissing me off. Such a great song...but I can't figure out what the second verse says. Ugh.
    yousaidpunksuckson December 19, 2004   Link

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