white tie, black jacket
i ain't seen you in a while
your whites shine, black velvet
i ain't seen you in a while
you're slick, a slick and polished mess
i ain't seen you in a while
let's just face the fact and get back to the basic form


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    General CommentOur basic form is one of us being real with people and real with Jesus. So lets lose our trust in appearances, burn our white tie and black jacket and get back to our basic form....
    TheGeneralSchtanon October 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentReligion (white tie, black jacket, etc.) has gotten in the way of pure Christianity, and so this song says that we should dismiss the religious behavior, facing the fact that we don't need it to be Christians. It's a beautiful message to go with beautiful music.
    spazzoon May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a 7 and a half minute orgasm.
    ima_introverton January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat lyrics to this song... A slick and polished mess. I love how the whole tone and direction of the song changes at the end. Gradually building up... Once again, Norma Jean is one of the best hard core bands around!!!
    sickofmusicwitnosoulon August 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like your interpretation
    wonatesicson April 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is porbally the most amazing thing i have ever heard, not to sound overly hardcore but i can sleep to this song its so amazing, i suggest trying to sleep to it
    xShotgunMessagexon July 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess it means that he is sick of all of the things thrown into christianity and just wants it to be like it was without corruption and man made laws.
    Thricefoldon April 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song doesn't necessarily have to be just about christianity. in my opinion it could just be about anyone that doesn't act like themself. people spend so much time wearing a mask to disguise their problems and troubles. i think this song is just telling people in general to go back to their old self, whether it was in God or not.
    p0u1n9kon October 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit could go to everyone who aren't themselves, but, since Josh Scogin, the person responsible for producing these lyrics, is a christian, that is probably what he was aiming at. christianity, and fellow christians are what he is familiar with.
    ThoughtLikeFlameson December 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthonk ya horn in you believe in jesus.
    poisonawellon January 06, 2005   Link

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