"Cold War Transmissions" as written by and Steven Arnold (16579) Joey Bruce....
Side by side we face each other
Standing here alone together
Your code ill break,
You made your last mistake
Called out cold war
Remnants now on the floor

This is Russian radio here
Calling you to come back home
This is Russian radio here
Run while you still can

Different sides we take our stance
This could be our last goodbye forever
Your spies come clean,
They told me everything
Your moves I make,
Penance the fire drake

And if this is our last goodbye
Let me kiss your lips of red tonight
And walk the other way
Run away, run away
This is our last,
This is our last goodbye


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"Cold War Transmissions" as written by Joey Bruce Deon Rexroat (16581)

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    General CommentI think its about a relationship were the arguments were silent but hurt hearts.
    Kabala33on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like he says "This is my ship, radio... calling you to come back home." even though it's not. But I often thought that's what he was saying until I looked it up. It makes much more sense. More silent treatment sort of things going on, it seems like, but he knows maybe using the "russian cold war threat" metaphor, that perhaps he himself is dangerous. The cold war was when both America and Russia were on edge and ready to strike, but knew it was impossible because either way they'd get hit and get damaged. So in this metaphor, he may mean that both of these people in this relationship are having some bumps in the road, and both want to say something but can't for fear of getting hurt, so he says "Run while you still can" calling out for her to either come back to him and fix things, as in, start talking again sort of thing, or dump him before things get worse. The end.
    Aoarc1etcon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentokay. sot his si pretty cool. I had a english assignment to do about a song that I listened to and it seemed to have a "deeper meaning" andI chose this song. because of "penance the fire drake". Then I realized that I needed to knwot he definiton. so I looked it up Penance means either sacrfice for sin or worship. and Fire Drake menas either fire breathing dragon or fire breathing duck. So that whole line means worship the firs breathing dragon/duck. I decided i wanted to find out the REAL meaning behind that and I asked stephen in the letter "pennence the fire drake comes from one of my favorite william
    shakespere stories.
    i wanted other people to explore poetry in that stage of my life so i
    kind of slipped that into the song."
    yea pretty cool huh? I never really realized how awesome anberlin is. I am learning so much about them. Everyone else should too! they. are. the. shizz. okay. sorry. I just thought It is really cool stephen replied ack ya know. them being my favorite band and all. . .
    boomtwist_on February 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment[ps]. sorry for hte mispelling!! Im the worst writer ever and i was excited.
    boomtwist_on February 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's insane! Anberlin is looove.
    rival.cycleon March 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentive been a fan of anberlin since blueprints, and i think this is prob. my favorite song off the album.
    modernaudreyon August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDifferent sides we take our stance
    this could be our last goodbye forever
    Your spies come clean, they told me everything
    Your moves I make, penance the fire drake

    This is Russian radio (-here)
    Calling you to come back home
    This is Russian radio (-here)
    Run while you still you still can


    And if this is our last goodbye
    let me kiss your lips of red tonight
    and walk the other way
    Run away, run away
    This is our last, this is our last goodbye

    This is Russian radio here
    Calling you to come back home
    This is Russian radio here
    Run while you still you still can
    This is our last, this is our last goodbye

    It only says here in the chorus on the last one.
    chrisproon February 11, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretation"This song is about playing my little brother Tim in the board game risk, hence ‘remnants’, his game pieces, end up on the floor. I always try to get conquer Russia first (never ever take Europe). ‘penance the fire drake’ is a Shakespeare reference." - Stephen Christian Anberlinlyrics.tumblr.com June 2014
    Skoobasteve24on June 15, 2014   Link

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