"Fill The Void" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Once there was a man who decided he knew everything
Once there was a book that he threw in my face
Once there was an angry mob that marched
Up and down the street
Don't ya know they all called my name
What do they want from me?

CHORUS
What do they want from me?
What do they want from me?
What do they want from a poor boy who
Can't believe
They want to fill the void
They want to fill the empty spaces
But I won't let them consume me
With the rest of the lifeless faces

Once there was a little girl
Who thought that she was a queen
And she thought the world was a playground
Filled with sand
So with all her friends she created a fantasy
They all come to me with their demands
What do they want from me?

CHORUS

Every little thing is a piece of a larger thing
Ever little fish is a tyrant of the sea
Every little atom is a master of his family
Every single piece calls my name
What do they want from me?

CHORUS





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"Fill the Void" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentThis song is about tyranny in general viewed from the POV of the oppressed. First Danny rebels against organized religion (the man who knew everything and the book), then against society (the girl who thought she was a queen). The oppressed in every tyranny are the ones who do the work, thus "they all come to me with their demands". In religion, the oppressed have to pay, have to pray, have to serve.

    Every little thing (individuals) is a piece of a larger thing (church, religion, state, etc). Every little fish (preacher, teacher, governor, etc.) is a tyrant of the sea (church, school, state, etc). Every single piece calls my name = demands for compliance, adherence, assimilation.

    What do they want from me? Funny, I think he knows what they want.
    sovereign797on September 30, 2005   Link

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