Takes a dried up ballpoint, lemon juice and water, keeps diary invisibly. In the kitchen corner of a basement bachelor suite, there's a certain search for certainty, you know we'll never see her hands touch her childhood home in photos that she took. It's one more omission from a highschool history book; how whole lives are knifed and pushed aside. To whom it may concern...this is to inform...yours, sincerly yours... There's a bus that's leaving half an hour from now. It won't take her where she really wants to go. So she sits there with her luggage at her side. In the empty stations of our empty lives. Take a broken bottle, take a rafter beam, or take a needle and a tarnished spoon. All just words to kill off one more unheard statement in another dying afternoon; she says she's leaving soon. So so long to ten hour shifts and faking sympathies. Farewell to piles of bills, unpaid utilities. All rolled up and unfurled like a flag. Wake up and pack your bag... "It's like being sick all the time, I think, coming home from work, sick in that low-grade continuous way that makes you forget what it's like to be well. We have never in our lives known what it is to be well. what if I were coming home, I think, from doing work that I loved and that was for us all, what if I looked at the houses and the air and the streets, knowing they were in accord, not set against us, what if we knew the powers of this country moved to provide for us and for all people, how would that be, how would we feel and think and what would we create?"

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    General CommentI think the lyrics for this one speak for themselves.

    This was released under the Propagandhi name in 1995 on a split 7" with FYP, but it's essentially just John K Sampson solo. Nobody else appears on it. I prefer this version over the one that Sampson subsequently did with the Weakerthans, simply for the beautiful monologue at the end.
    TomFallonon July 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is amazing.
    Metaphors for being isolated and lonely are used often in this song.
    The song is basically, a story about a young girl who is finding it hard to survive in society, and she tells a story.
    She is fed up with society and the way things are run. She subsequently leaves her job, without pursuing another one; She also feels that society, cannot provide what we really need as they are too caught up in useless ventures and money making schemes.
    She examines the possibility (well it's not really possible), of what the world would be like if society wasn't actually out to get us and control us, and what we would be capable of.
    First time listening to this song, you get stunned, the amazing emotion diplayed in this song, is breathtaking, John Sampson's voice is brilliant, and although Chris Hannah sings the majority of the songs for Propandhi, John Sampson's really stand out, and I wish he didn't leave Propagandhi.
    sandihumeon November 09, 2008   Link

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