"Requiem (Killing Joke cover)" as written by Jeremy Coleman, Paul Ferguson, Martin Glover and Kevin Walker....
Man watchin' video
The heart keeps on tickin'
He doesn't know why
He's just cattle for slaughter

The requiem

When the meaningful words
When they cease to function
When there's nothing to say
When will they start plotting against you

Only a hint of religion
I'm sensing spirits of depravity
The sound of breaking glass
This is the reflection

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"Requiem" as written by Kevin Walker Jaz Coleman

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    General CommentCover song. Originally done by 'Killing Joke' in 1981.

    The Foo Fighters covered this song in 1997 & it's available on the Everlong single.
    intothegrinder2on May 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHow fuckin' helpful intothegrider,

    Anyway, it sounds to me that this songs is about a guy who lives his life for no reason at all and does everything exactly like he is supposed to (the requiem). Then he is forced into doing something that other people are depending on, but he fails (cease to function). Then the people kill him (when will they start plotting against you). Finally, they people realize what they did wasn't justified (only a hint of religion) and end up killing themselves (this is the reflection).

    That's pretty much what I think it means, but feel free to disagree and/or add to my take on it.
    RHCPfan37on November 19, 2008   Link

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