run far away from what you have created
you have created this drama
my god rain down the power
my god rain down fire war
with these diamonds you cut your throat
code red. cut throat victim
the outside looks so good
it is so simple and yet they do not find
it is so simple and yet they do not mind
the tragedy is the ignorance
behind the clean casket
on the outside they look so good
they are walking
to wall street in a straight jacket


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    Song MeaningI think aaron_grma made a good point in that last line, about how the meaning is really no great mystery at this point, but i like that they added "unless they want to discuss what this song means to them".
    To me, personal interpretations can be just as important as the intended ones, and I have heard a lot of bands--when asked the meaning of their songs--reply that the meaning of a song lies not so much in what they were thinking when they wrote it, but what the listeners think when they hear it.

    Anyway I think this song has an amazing message and one that is not often considered in many people's every-day lives, but REALLY should be. I love how this band touches on a lot of important issues, rather than just the latest trends in the music industry.

    In my opinion, it is quite true, this kind of ignorance is a GREAT tragedy. In the beginning, there was only nature & people, not big cities & machines, etc. There wasn't all this polution & terrorism. We are quite literally killing ourselves (man-kind) over years of so-called 'progression'--and for what? Money; power; beauty; etc. "with these diamonds you cut your throat". "they are walking
    to wall street in a straight jacket". So sad.
    And to make it stop, all we have to do is quit getting so wrapped up in superficial things & put more time in energy into helping nature flourish again & focus on the well-being of our fellow humans. Humanity is falling apart. Our priorities have gone to shit. Humans, as an overall race, have gotten completely LOST. It almost reminds me of the matrix, in the sense that we're so used to all these superficial things that we don't realize that this ISN'T reality, at least how it should, could, or used to be. Betterment isn't found in cash stacks; truth isn't what the media says; progression doesn't mean creating something more 'high-tech'.
    The reason we're so screwed up us cause we're spending all this time in offices & such (many of us working more than seeing our loved ones) learning skills such as scamming & cutting corners, and not doing things that make us truly happy or that will leave us with experiences & characteristics we can be proud of. It may be easier on your back than growing crops & building houses & whatnot like people did in a time before sky scrapers & fancy suits, but those kinds of efforts are accompanied by a great sense of dignity and accomplishment & build tons of character, as well as bringing people closer to nature & allowing them to recieve the kind of fresh air & sunlight we all need to maintain good moods & health. Plus a reasonable amount of time with family as opposed to the 48 hours a week some people spend on the job now. (And at least then we knew what was in our food & the processes that went on before recieving it...have you seen Fast Food Nation? Yikes!).
    Anyway i'm not saying we need to completely move backwards but i think that as a society we need to re-establish some of our values and priorities. You can't put a price tag on things like living & happiness!
    It really isn't a tough concept.................................
    "it is so simple and yet they do not find..."

    Anyway those are just MY thoughts on the matter--no need to criticize...(i've seen how rude people can get on this website).
    faceXofXfailureon March 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentnorma jean=luti-kriss, i got the luti-kris cd, still waitin to get money for bless the martyr kiss the child. but all their songs are awesome. I love the messages for their songs. they are one of the best hardcore bands out there
    RX_Bandits_kidon August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIf you have not heard Norma Jean... You really need to listen to them. They are amazing in a lot of ways. This song in paticular is my personal favorite.
    sickofmusicwitnosoulon August 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love this song.. I listen to it like a million times and never knew one word until now..lol This new CD is SO FREAK'N HEAVY!! Finally a band that knew how to get MORE INTENSE on a new release. Very nice.

    Even tho I never knew the words till now, they are impressing me greatly. I keep wondering how Christian their lyrics are on this new CD. I sense deception in this song. People look so good on the outside sometimes, and yet their is nothing but filth within. Sometimes, I do'nt feel so different from that.
    CitiLovron August 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti got BTMAKTC today, its awesome. lyrically its amazing, musically its amazing, its just all round great.its so much heavier than their first album, theyve done a great job. as long as they come back to the UK soon, i'll be happy.
    Madnesstheloonon September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentstrange... i have an mp3 of this song, but it was while they were under the name "the luti-kriss" and it's titled "a dead man stood on the air". it's the exact same song as cell phones on the bless the martyr and kiss the child album, but theres a piano solo in the middle. it's very good, but the quality of recording isn't that great.
    xBurgundyTearsxon September 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyou ass... someone said that to me...
    Chris Hodgeon September 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentokay, two things about norma jean: josh scogin is one of the best lyricists around, and the band isn't going to be the same without him. man, i try to write stuff myself, but after reading lines like "the tragedy is the ignorance
    behind the clean casket
    on the outside they look so good
    they are walking
    to wall street in a straight jacket"
    i'm just ready to give up. . .
    definately a top 10 album for 2002
    octus_falureon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, the band really isn't gonna be the same without him.
    I got into this band cuz they were so good live and one of the best things about thier live show was thier singer. He was all over the place. He did a head stand on the speaker even. I love singers with showmanshiop qualities man.
    that album is incredible (even if that one song is just too long)
    kijimaon October 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou bunch of attacking fools! "This songs too long" "I wonder how 'Christian' the lyrics are" it makes me sick! BTMAKTC is the most amazing cd i have ever heard up till now, and i love every square second of it, yes all 15:46 on Pretty Soon, I don't Know What, But Something Is Going To Happen. THis album makes me want to cry, slag, freeze, die, live and vomit all at the same time. Shame, shame, shame.....
    TheGeneralSchtanon October 07, 2002   Link

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