lovers and legions
i've seen your whore
try not to reason
forsaken i'm poor
fire nerves and dissension
flying at a glare
a ginger reaction
whisper care
a hairpin decision
falls against the brain
to formulate the anguish and alleviate the pain
the silence is warning
soul search nothing can't regain
reach for air
scenes of a cheap thrill
summon an old ghost
the foremost and sterile suffering
one lost to face the potential for fantasy and flair
forever and forgiving summon me and dare
they keep on the mainstream forging their demise while playing with the hopeless
not facing their own lies
the symptoms of recourse
i've seen nothing
overspill far too frail.

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    General CommentI can think of several possible meanings as Skinny Puppy lyrics are stream of consciousness and therefore open to many interpretations.

    1) This could very well be another animal rights song. Formulate the anguish to alleviate the pain could refer to justifying animal experiments in order to benefit mankind. Far Too Frail may reflect the frailty of the argument, the frailty of the animals, or the frailty of the human will.
    2) Quite simply, Far Too Frail may refer to those of a sensitive personality, the thin skinned as it were. Being artists, though, I doubt Skinny Puppy would harp on those of a delicate nature. Being lovers of animals, they too feel deeply.
    3) Regarding the speech Reagan makes regarding pornography, it could very well be the topic of the song. SP are not ones to choose samples randomly. Whatever sound bite they choose adds nuance to the song. The sample from Hitchcock's Shadow of a Doubt adds nuance as well. "They're alive. They're human beings" Could this reflect the porn industry's subjection of men and women? During the aids crisis, the porn industry was particularly open to infection. "Forging their demise."

    These are just a few gut reactions to the song. I can tell you I was fortunate to experience Far Too Frail live just recently. It came as quite a surprise, a welcome one by my estimation.
    insideoutcaston November 15, 2009   Link
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    General Commentyeah what he said. white slavery during Reagan administration
    heltir1723on January 26, 2010   Link

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