It's five below in evidence.
The winded eves and sideways snow.
His eminence has yet to show.

Follow the ageless tide.
Follow the angled light.
Follow the strangest tribe.
I... I... I...

It's 6:00 AM. You're waiting for...
You've had your feast. You're wanting more.

Follow the wayward mile.
Follow the distant high.
Follow the strangest tribe.
I... I... I...

Follow the ancient stripe.
Follow the angels try.
Follow the strangest tribe.
I... I... I...


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    General CommentHow can someone not comment on this song??? This song is amazing!! I like the haunting creepy sound to it. I have no idea what it's about though but for some reason it makes me picture a tribe of Eskimos.
    Stoneyon June 15, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentaround a campfire, night on the beach, waves,
    friends and a guitar;

    Thats where this song belongs
    tami4on February 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI have a different take on this:
    The theme is sarcastically religious. This is a condemnation of the materialistic and commercial view of what was once a holy day. His eminence is Christ, buried by the current views of Christmas, or "sideways" snow (suggesting it is coming from an odd or inappropriate place). Waiting for 6 am is waiting for a chance to open presents. Having the feast and wanting more is simply a statement of gluttony. In short, Christians of the western heritage are the strangest tribe, having replaced a faith in a religion with a celebration of excess and commercialization
    nessie_robon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt almost seems like this song has a religious bent to it. It was on a Fan club Christmas single a while back, and it seems to be about how people always try to be nicer and more friendly during the holidays, hence "Follow the angels try"
    HeyWireon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely a religious theme. I think this was the one Stone wrote at (and about) Christmas. First 2 lines- It's cold. 3rd line- Christmas Eve, before Jesus was born. 2nd verse- Memories of childhood Christmas mornings. The feast (Christmas dinner) was on Christmas Eve, but they care more about presents. Chorus- Strangest tribe= the human race and their Christmas traditions and beliefs.
    Regos the Saneon April 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.

    This sounds very "Stairway To Heaven" ish. If Stone would have broke into a solo and a drum vamp.
    Cosmoedon August 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful.

    This sounds very "Stairway To Heaven" ish. If Stone would have broke into a solo and a drum vamp.
    Cosmoedon August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song when you hear it it sends chills down your back because in a way it has an eerie feeling
    richie8092on March 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song on LOST DOGS... This and Sad maybe otherside and fatal aswell. STONE WROTE THIS SONG
    nic000on October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song to me basically means How mankind and how were acient, acient stripe, ageless tides, etc means how we as mankind are the weirdest tribe to understand, we rape our children, we steal our youths innocence, we kill our own, we judge our own, we are racist to our own, we do so much, that is strange
    Somethingmanon May 26, 2007   Link

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