We're surrounded...
Just drop the gun!

The fields have been cut off with salt and black windmills
The ticking clock spins out of control
Erosion claims the monuments

The wire's rust sets the Ghost with such hollow, empty sound
Breaking on its touch to ear drums
Traversing these low vibrations to an awful piercing pitch

So tear us down so we can cut our throats
Leaving our words written in the sky
No we won't, no we won't find ourselves tonight

Breathing takes practice, practice we missed
So we die: end transmission, we're giving up

Climb the spires in hopes of...

The flowing uncut grass climbs up
All legs in efforts to drag us down
Hidden from our stand off, as if they wouldn't look

Turn the lights low, wasting precious time...
Wait for no one: tell it like it is...

Turn the lights low, wasting precious time...
Wait for no one: tell it like it is...

Turn the lights low, wasting precious time...
Wait for no one: tell it like it is...

Turn the lights low, wasting precious time...
Wait for no one: tell it like it is...

Turn the lights low, wasting precious time...
Wait for no one: tell it like it is...

Turn the lights low, wasting precious time...
Wait for no one: tell it like it is...

Breathing takes practice, practice we missed
So we die: end transmission, we're giving up

Climb the spires in hopes of...
Climb the spires in hopes that the the struggle ends, we're saved

Climb the spires in hopes of...
Climb the spires in hopes that the the struggle ends, we're saved

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
The fields have been cut off
(sudden full)
With stars and black windmills
(sudden release)

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
The fields have been cut off
(sudden full)
The ticking clock spins out of control
(sudden release)

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
The fields have been cut off
(sudden full)
With stars and black windmills
(sudden release)

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
The fields have been cut off
(sudden full)
The ticking clock spins out of control
(sudden release)

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
The fields have been cut off
(breathing takes practice)
With stars and black windmills
(practice we missed)

(so we die)
We're surrounded, just drop the gun
(end transmission)
The fields have been cut off
(we're giving up)
The ticking clock spins out of control

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
(climb the spires in hopes of...)
The fields have been cut off
(climb the spires in hopes that the)
With stars and black windmills
(the struggle ends, we're saved)

We're surrounded, just drop the gun
(climb the spires in hopes of...)
The fields have been cut off
(climb the spires in hopes that the)
The ticking clock spins out of control
(the struggle ends, we're saved)


Lyrics submitted by rjbucs28, edited by SephNite

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    General Commentwow, im surprised that nobody has said anything about this song. It is such a beautiful song. This band is just...amazing. They are so fucking great! And their instrumentation is just way out there. THey have very nice melodies. I just love how the guitars go with the bass and how the bass goes with the drums. Check this song out right now!
    melancholic_punkon June 16, 2003   Link
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    General Commentnobody said anythign about any of the songs
    Your_Biznatchon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdo we need to say this band is great?it's obvious heh but while im at it...this band is great!
    .AndIThought.on June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentgreat band, and this is the best song of the album,
    ive spoken a couple of time with john and he told me some of the songs are about politic consipiracy and xtraterrestial stuff..so if you want to guess the meaning of each one you can part from there..
    loudblisson July 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is great, my favorite off the cd.
    Seancoreon July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. i dont care what its about.
    ohpioneeron July 06, 2003   Link
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    General Commentawful, do yourself a favor and shut the fuck up

    how does it feel to be an internet tough guy???
    you feel like a big boy?

    fag.
    rulethyselfon July 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHe's right though, too many people come on here just talking about how much they love the band, when others would like to know what the song is all about. Not how much someone loves them.

    Also, you just made yourself a huge hypocrite by calling him an internet tough guy, and then raging on him yourself.
    Secret_Ninjaon April 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHmm the holy political and extraterrestrial (man thats a huge spelling error) thing makes sense. I have no idea why, but Last Transmission reminded me of the ending of Starcraft: Brood War... Seeing AOAG real soon, gotta love this song!
    DarkerShadeofWinteron April 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdude...seriously everyone needs to shut up right now...Who cares if people come here to say they like the band or if they come here to find song meanings...notice the box says "add your comments" hmm that doesn't mean just meanings does it? i myself come here for both of these things, meanings and just to talk about the bands so seriously...don't start a huge argument like other people have in most of the other posts
    Heedliciouson April 22, 2004   Link

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