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Like ravens on a scarecrow
Too old to beat them off
The guilt ferments
Familiarity breeds contempt


The yolk of faith splatters silent
Harvest time, red moon rising
Anvil cloud, lightning rod
Peacemaker, life taker


What's inside the silo?
Can it fly?
A needle in the haystack
To crack the sky


The yoke of faith breaks away
From the beast of burden
Harvest time, red moon rising
Peacemaker, life taker


Peacemaker
Peacemaker
Peacemaker
Life taker


The feet of marching men
Beat down the fields of last chances
As scarecrows in amber waves of grain
Grin exchanging glances
We've killed it
We've killed it
Killed it


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    General CommentI think that this song is about the fact that religion is slowly becoming less and less important, and no one cares. look at the, "the yolk of faith, splatters silent!"

    the, "we've killed it" would be religion itself. neil has pointed out in a few songs that he is atleast a little religious. i now refer you to, "tight like that."
    I Wear Pants 06on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe yolk of faith "splinters silent", not splatters.
    Venha Futuroon July 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, that should be "yoke" of faith, not "yolk" as in egg. A yoke is used to harness oxen to a plow or a cart.
    Venha Futuroon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about old ICBM's in long forgotten silos spread throughout the midwest... How they no longer seem very relevant.
    og_toolon January 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"A needle in the haystack to crack the sky" is now officially my favorite line from any song ever.
    Lionboyon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see this song as a bleak image of the cold war.

    "What's inside the silo;
    can it fly?
    A needle in the haystack
    To crack the sky

    The feet of marching men
    Beat down the fields of last chances
    As scarecrows in amber waves of grain
    Grin exchanging glances"

    I think this is a depiction of "ancient" missiles sitting in silos in the Midwest.
    UnFaithfulAtheiston February 07, 2011   Link

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