Carry our streams
Lift up our less than elated lives
Transmit ourselves
We breathe out
Where no one whispers

Take in all the dark light..
Turn the nighttime into day

Cathode ray Sunshine
Speak out and we receive
Show me and let us in

Alienate
Block out all
amid the breaking of the light
See it again and again
Single sight

Sensory perception..
Turn the nighttime into day

To our great distrust
Escapism a means of getting through alive
Take it in and spit it out again
That measly filth

Focal degradation
Bring the chaos into light..
Cathode Ray Sunshine
Burn


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    General CommentDescribes a hypothetical future world, with its alienation, tv screen enlighten a grey everyday life in a world where people will stop to think and just receive sensory input.
    An issue very common in Gothenburg dethsters' lyrics.
    dankeyon September 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe he said at the show that this song is about mass media causing chaos and people believing everything they see on tv. Seems reasonable to me.
    Palloton November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDankeys description is perfect
    Gama-Bombon November 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAmazing how they can hit so many topics with so few words.
    Dankey is certainly correct, as is Pallot.
    Ever read Fahrenheight 451?
    It's like mass media mind pollution (measly filth) used to ingrain (see it again and again) and program (spit it out again) so that people can no longer see what really goes on (focal degredation, block out all).
    People no longer truly live (escapism) and are isolated from the world (block out all) even in full daylight (amid the breaking of the light), what the author considers nightime (i.e., devoid of light, which I interpret to encompass enlightenment, joy, relationships) becomes people's "day"
    Buddahon June 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTV alienating people. Simple as that.
    haxxiyon July 04, 2010   Link

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