"Smoking Umbrellas" as written by Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards....
Woke in my warm bed
Just in time for all the brilliant red lights
They were streaming through my half shuttered windows
Christmas lights in time with my stuttered brain waves

The door knob was glowing
All my photographs were rippled and melting
Through the walls I could hear panicked voices
They seemed to say, go back to bed there's no choices
And nowhere not burned out

The fireman calls out
We've got another
Smoking umbrella left
In the hallway and

I gave no answer
To all their shouted questions, just lay back choking
Didn't want to stay but my bed was on fire
Instead of screaming I fell back into dreamland
Blinking and sighing

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"Smoking Umbrellas" as written by Ken Andrews Greg Edwards

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    General Commentprobably my favorite song off of Fantastic Planet. This song is about a guy who woke up and his house was on fire, yet he was in a position where he could not get out, and nobody could get in to help him, so he just lays back and welcomes his death.
    blade000on May 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about accepting things as they are
    incuon May 14, 2004   Link
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    General Comment^^^Yeah that's all right. AWESOME SONG!!!!!! Everyone should listen to failure!
    ScatScaton February 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, and you forgot the part where it goes "I don't want to leave
    the comfort of my bed
    I've never believed it would happen this way"
    ScatScaton February 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti read somewhere that this song was about a dream one of the band memebers had? great song too!
    kirri_workshopon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat a scary dream. I guess this song could be a whole metaphor for being in a position where you can't do something to help a situation and you just keep getting back in the same position and you don't know how the fuck you got there AGAIN, let alone how to get yourself out of the situation.

    -Katie. xoxo.
    Disposition___on January 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its a song about being an arsonist.
    jrmfewingon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song could be about a bad drug trip, or the panic of an addict who hasn't fed his addiction.
    ilikeathfon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe imagery this song brings is so raw.
    Droopon December 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBy digging out failure i have found that 90's is nothing but a treasure ground
    grungeboyon December 07, 2010   Link

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