"Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" as written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green....
We're goin' down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes
Gonna hit you on the face gonna punch you in your
Glasses, oh no!

I just got a message that said "Yeah hell is freezin' over"
I Got a phone call from the Lord sayin' "Hey boy get a
Sweater. Right now"

So we're drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' coca-coca-cola
I can feel it rollin' right on down
Oh right on down my throat
And as we're headed down the road towards tiny cities
Made of ashes

I'm gonna get dressed up in plastic gonna shake hands
With the masses, oh no!
Does anybody know a way that a body could get away
Does anybody know a way

Were goin' down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes
I'm goin' to hit you on the face I'm goin' to punch you in your
Glasses, oh no!

I'm wearin' myself a t-shirt that says "The world is my ashtray"
Our hearts pump dust and our hairs all gray
And I just got a message sayin' that hell has frozen over
Got a phone call from the Lord sayin' "Hey boy get a
Sweater. Right now!"

Does anybody know a way that a body could get away
Does anybody know a way

Were drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' coca-coca-cola
I can feel it rollin' right on down oh right on down my throat
And as we're headed down the road towards tiny cities
Made of ashes

I'm gonna lay down in the spa where they coat you
In molasses, oh no!

Does anybody know a way that a body could get away
Does anybody know a way


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"Tiny Cities Made of Ashes" as written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, Jeremiah Green

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    General CommentI had the same thought pointed out by TheSidewalk in comparing this song to the Valley of Ashes in The Great Gatsby. To add, the Valley was overlooked by a billboard for an optometrist that was just a huge sign of eyes wearing glasses (very significant in the book). So, "I'm goin' to punch you in your glasses." fits conveniently.
    Cowabunga!on June 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song has an incredibly addicting bass line.
    fotoon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentok i just wanna start out by saying i didnt bother to read every single comment so i might just be repeating someone... if so sorry. anyways i agree this is a creepy song. it is pretty clearly about nuclear war although its open to interpretation... "moving down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes" refers to moving towards nuclear destruction. the coca cola and spa parts suggest to me that we are distracted by commercial luxuries so we ignore this.. also i noticed that issac chose to say "a body" instead of "somebody" which is srta creepy to me... but hey thats just me... i never thought about the glasses thing that way tho, i like that interpretation.
    wreckedonyou32on November 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the random change in instruments at the end of this song. It's so different from the rest of it.
    WorshipAandCon July 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome bass. The Moon and Antarctica carries a very strong theme about trying to get away from messes in life and the world in general.
    peaceasyon July 17, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is commenting on how futile it is to be so obsessed with commercial culture. He brings up Coca-Cola, T-Shirts with ironic slogans, Spas and Spray Tans, and plastic clothing. We are surrounded with the knowledge of our inevitable decay (tiny cities made of ashes), yet we still can't let go of these objects that we care for. That is what the chorus means when it says "Does anybody know a way a body could get away?" Is there away for my body to get away from death/decay, so that I can keep consuming these unimportant things? Brock's answer would obviously be a no. Although he is known for his disbelief in a god, this song seems to share some ideology with one.
    FrazTHeon April 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song even though i dont know wht it means
    dankeron July 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah the bass is rad. this is defiantely one of those cruising-down-the-freeway-on-a-saturday-night songs
    flynnordieon July 12, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOk, Im guessing here but I think it might be about how people are destroying the world in numerous ways. Heading down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes might mean, at the rate we are going, we as humanity are destroying the world. Then I guess the cocacola thing has to do with over commercialism, capatalism, greed, materialism...all the fun stuff. And the chorus? Well I dont know if Im right so far so Im gonna stop while Im ahead, I dont feel like wild guesses...
    Benny-Xon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti would have to agree with benny and the chorus is saying doesn anybody know away to get away from this world thats so shitty.. and excape. and at first i thought it had to do with nuclear war far.. city of ashes.. and dressed up in plastic .. a neuclear suit and shake hands with all the hurt people..
    CONTROLDbyhatredon September 09, 2002   Link

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