i get out of bed the same way every day
blurry eyed and waiting for the alarm to sing
sing me into fm radiapathy
numb and tired and perfect for the working day

i get home and turn the cable strobe light on
to tell me who i'm not and what my life still lacks
yeah if i could make a copy of myself, i might
so i could have twice as much of everything

come, it's time to wake up
know the way, you know the way

so i tell the world that it can kill its own
blow itself to smithereens for all i care
i will ride the wave into its smoking hole
i will be the vulture to its carriong


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    General Commentthis song is great. i love the way the lyrics are so depressing and hopeless and the music is so contrasting. sometimes when i feel this way i listen to this song and it makes me feel energized and like its time for me to wake up
    esmeon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentEsme your a fucking liar. On finch-"letters to you" you posted that you personally know Randy from Finch....That they used to play at Lunch Time and you were annoyed by them..i really doubt that you do know them..You shouldn't say shit like that. You bitch I would really like to meet them though. They own so hard
    JJfromGAon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell you don't have to believe me but i know it is the ruth. i don't know Randy anymore but i did know him when we were freshmen in high school. we were both in the platinum sound marching band together at chaparral high school in temecula, ca. he played trombone and i played clarinet. do some research and you'll find out that it's true, you asshole! everyone has to come from somewhere.
    esmeon July 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentok, those were old posts....anywhoo...one of the best lines in any song ever..."so i tell the world that it can kill itself, blow itself to smithereens for all i care"
    Wannabejenon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Comment"i get home and turn the cable strobe light on
    to tell me who i'm not and what my life still lacks"

    wow.
    helixbikeron April 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentactually, the song is very much tongue-in-cheek, and mainly discussing the shittiness of commercial radio these days.
    ExistentialMusicon June 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentummm...no its not.

    this song makes me want to get up and do something with my life.
    T0nyinTrans1Ton July 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhat? Of course it is. The song expresses annoyance at all forms of media - calling the radio radiapathy means that it's not interesting and full of shit - and the cable strobe light reference is aimed at TV. The next line then shows that they are annoyed at the fact that the TV is focussed on materialism and dictates peoples lives.
    skacore_dudeon June 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder, is the song about media, and if so, it doesn't seem like fight back.
    The song talks about radiapathy, and it seems to be how he lives his life; he gets up every day to the same old same old, and lives a life not happy or sad, but just.. Blah. Empty. Apathetic to what's going on, to what he has and what life offers him, and even still he said he would clone himself to have more?

    I don't know if it's a rebuff to the media's 'shittiness' because the last verse talks about how the world can be blown to bits, and he wouldn't care.. So it's not exactly suggesting he cares that commerical radio is 'shitty'?
    Does being "a vulture to his carrion" mean he eats whatever 'food' is around? Vulture and carrion aren't exactly words with good connotations.

    But, the song is kind of strangely hopeful. I always see "come on, it's time to wake up" as a way of him trying to shake himself from his apathy.

    I don't know if I'm right, but that's how I see it. I always get goosebumps on "I will be the vulture to its carrion". Must be the slight voice distortion.
    Trinoraon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's carrion, not carriong.
    umyeahokon May 15, 2006   Link

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