\'Do you mean the attack is routine?\'
a bird asked of a bird
\'In this context, a concave nest,
how do we learn to hurt?\'

\'do you mean there\'s no variation?\'
watching a dog charge a flock
of birds exploding in congregation
\"Why plan; when we stop?\"

\'I dunno....but why suppose it\'s not the
way it should be?
when you can fly above
the great waiting list,
as the crow implies; we won\'t be missed,
we can
leave
we can
leave
we can
leave.

it\'s a routine flight for this bird tonight
there\'s more worms than earth
in the Afterlife
where the blind feed the blind,
whispering things like;
\'On the money and Bullseye\'
she picks up the little leaves
where human wrecks are left to seed
left to repaint their deities
and plaster away at their villianies
where there\'s love
there\'s hope
\'and do you hope those earthbound poets
could learn to sing as good as us?
so we can sit back and enjoy our illusions
and our quietus?

\'well I don\'t know....but why suppose it\'s
not the way it should be?
when you can squawk and wait for word
from above
and change yourself into something you love
when you leave
you
leave
you
leave.?


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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite song on "In Violet Light."
    MadShangi2003on October 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLeaving the nest is taken seriously here...it's a metaphor about leaving for the unknown...or something else...with these guys, you never know.
    OpinionHeadon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the blind lead the blind whispering things like "I'm the money" rather than "on the money."
    ProudesterMonkeyon May 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it is about poverty, about finding the strength to pull yourself up from a miserable, repititious day-to-day life.
    mhareon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the Sept 11 attacks (see first stanza).
    Gord mixes up the protagonist of the song, looking at the event from different viewpoints, one being that of the terrorists themselves. The second verse (It's a routine flight...etc) is told from the view of the hijackers of the airplanes (there's more worms... Afterlife: referring to the Muslim belief that martyrdom results in marriage to forty virgins). "on the Money' and 'bullseye' refer to statements heard on radio made by the pilot hijackers near the time of impact with the towers.
    When I realized what Gord wrote this about it pretty much blew me away.
    andyb86on May 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI am 100% certain is is definitely not about 9/11.
    Also it is "on the money"; not "I'm the money".

    I don't know what this :is: about, but goddamn this makes me want to cry:

    "and do you hope those earthbound poets
    could learn to sing as good as us?
    so we can sit back and enjoy our illusions
    and our quietus?"
    qeixon March 29, 2010   Link

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