We're walking past the windows. Trying to disrupt the classes where you're learning nothing. In a gang of five or more. They'll discredit us and defile our names but we know the truth. I've got a noose around my neck. I've got a fever. I've got the stuff I think you'd want. I've got a noose around my neck. And I've heard the news, I've heard the news. Now we're walking through the campus. This is the place where minds are turned into robotics. In our gang of five or more. They teach us what to think but not to think on our own. Taking this back to Cellopane Court. I can't see what I've learned but know that I've changed. My friends they all laugh but what do they know. The world is unfair, it's set up all the way. The self made brain is what we want. Nail what I've learned to the front of my door. Manufacturing thoughts and selling them too. The gang of five is not infinite yet. We may grow up and get lost in it all.


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    General Commentdo not be mindfucked by school.
    skennedy97on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI really like this... They are aggainst the conforminty of school and society and how thoughts are supressed, and realize they may grow up and change thier views and become part of the system... so they have the fresh minds and are hoping they can stay that way
    musicianwannabeon March 27, 2003   Link
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    General Commentclonlara.org
    phaty4on April 30, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI believe this song is trying to show how the numbers of self-thinkers are dwindling. The end of this song expresses a fear of losing those that think for themselves, but also a hope that maybe the numbers will grow. Great song.
    VullNoidon October 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti actually go to "the academy" (aka Phillips Academy). it's also kinda funny that piebald has played at the academy in the past.
    colormestupidon October 23, 2004   Link

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