On a knife edge razor day
If you listen long enough they've got nothing to say

It's a time warp place don't change
The rhythm of the night, the beating rain

You move fast to get off of that merry-go-round

There's one gun, probably more
And the others are pointing at our backdoor

At the best hotel of all
Put my name on the wall, put my bed on the floor

You get much less well it seems like more
Heart's still sore

Word crimes
Bitter lies
Bitter crimes
Government Lies

Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough

Knife's Edge song meanings
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    General CommentI actually have no idea what this song means, but it is one of their best ever, while also being one of their least known, from the hardest to find album "Bird Noises". Has one of the best dual-guitar sections of any song, anywhere.
    adfafdfvsdfwetvdfaerafon May 16, 2013   Link
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    TranslationAgreed! Knife's Edge-one of the Oils' better guitar freakouts. Peter Garrett is enraged in this song! He rages "It's a knife edge razor day!/If you listen long enough/They've got nothing to say!"-One of the angriest rock songs I've ever come across. Midnight Oil will never be forgotten! Australia Forever!
    rabbitbunnyon May 17, 2013   Link

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