inside the convex lens we all crash new jet planes tonight. and the sin is back in medicine. beltway goes around. monuments are thinking. beltway burns down. monuments are sinking. and it's on. everything's fine. we'll sleep on ice when this bed is on fire. we'll sleep all nice but instead of retire, we'll kick those lights out. this party is on fire. we'll kick these lights out. your party is on fire.


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    General Commentamazing song but no clue what it means
    a ways awayon May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWord, I couldn't have said it any better. But the lyrics are so amazing as well even if I don't know what they mean.
    This_Is_The_Momenton July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh oh, shake shake, oh oh, dance dance, oh oh
    meAmoreon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentprobably one of the greatest things about q and not u is that u can't exactly say what each song is about. it can be interpretted to have a different meaning to ever person... its all in how you veiw it, and it s different for every one...
    we'll sleep on ice when this bed is one fire: somethings going wrong, so chill out and fix it
    surf2snow04on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI have an obsession with this song.
    stopdropandfuckon March 10, 2003   Link
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    General Commentall their songs are very abstract. this one isnt as bad as some, but is still pretty hard to decipher. and all of their song also make me want to dance.
    i'm seeing them in a few weeks i'll ask what some of the songs are about.

    i thinkit's about drugs though
    emocoreisdeadon June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i think this song is about the band's disillusionment with established political parties. talking about the beltway spinning round, going down, and taking the monuments with it works as an indictment of national politics. "we'll sleep on ice when this bed is on fire/ we'll sleep all nice but instead of retire, we'll kick those lights out" seems like it's about privileged politicians living comfortably in seats of power as opposed to letting in others.

    More importantly, though, this song is dancy as hell.
    wayne_ozacroton June 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhy worry about monuments, beltways, and planes? Party on! That is what q would want you to do. You can tell by the shift from "beltway burns down. monuments are sinking" to "we'll sleep all nice but instead of retire, we'll kick those lights out". Subtle attempt at figuring out the amazingness of q?... I think so.
    matteoormatteoon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"beltway goes around. monuments are thinking. beltway burns down. monuments are sinking."

    ....anything to do with 9/11, "monuments are sinking" (world trade center), "monuments are thinking" (white house thinking about actions to take after 9/11).

    Just makes sense in some aspects, but other i dont have a clue.
    HeartOurHiveon November 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe album came out in 2000, so that doesn't make much sense.

    I think it's about how they are from DC, and they want to see everything that people know DC for to go away. Everyone knows the Beltway, and the monuments, and they would care less if that all went away.
    Tom Selleckon December 05, 2004   Link

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