"Hit of the Search Party" as written by and Novac Williams....
No man abandon his post. A gatecrasher has called us to arms. Take up your torch. I want this ship cleaner than a hospital ward. A radical has polluted our ranks. Slouch into position men, this is a war. Set the traps. We'll have that criminals head marched through the streets on a stick. Someone will pay for this. We'll squeeze his goddamn brains out. Sleep with one knife open. You can't outthink us, we've been out of thoughts for a while. The warrior with the deadliest weapon is the one without an instruction manual for his gun. This is a union of dunces and we are the new global menace. Stalking the land, gnashing dull teeth, tapping our feet, sighing and humming and watching the clock. That's what you get for fucking with us. When we find you we will skin you alive, we'll pluck out your eyes and the canons will roar as we march to the capitol, dragging your hide. Drooling polished jackboot monsters, tracking the scent of a sleeping child. Your composure gave you away, next time it's best to cry havoc. Keep marching, the bridge is ours. They're coming to get me. They're coming to take me away. I'll never make love in this town again. Everyone on the dance floord is doomed. Hit the ground, shut your mouth. The prisoners have laid waste to the pulpit. You're in for it now. Are these helicopters for me? Have I been appointed to speak? Then I'm going to Hell, and I'm taking the renaissance with me.

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"Hit of the Search Party" as written by Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams


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    General Commentall about war, conveyed brilliantly with extremely vivid imagery in the lyrics.
    Portboyon March 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song from them
    Autmns Monologueon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit's all about the things people will do during war like going to the extreme, crazy song
    chimon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti've just gotten into these guys even tho they've been around for a while, but this song has some really incredible lines:

    "When we find you, we'll skin you alive,
    and the cannons will roar as we march to the capitol
    dragging your hide"
    this is a beautiful and terrible way to show the viciousness of the characters or "warriors" in the song.

    "i'll never make love in this town again"
    what a great line. it's angry and it's full of heartache and frustration.

    the song as a whole, to me, is about the chaos that results when something terrible happens to a country or to a group of people. basically they find a black sheep, whether it's a group of people or a single person, and take their rage out on him, her, or them. it doesn't matter if they're correct or not, they just need someone to blame and kill violently.

    the only thing that confuses me is the end of the song where the speaker seems to be losing a battle. perhaps he's a leader type, a general? and his minions finally realize he's insane by the end, turning on him and destroying him instead.
    sortileguson July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe real lyrics are

    "are these helicopters for me? have I been avoiding the scene?"

    this is important to know because the lines this website has, -have I been appointed to speak-, gives the ending to the song an entirely alternate meaning--going from disregarding the war and self destructive behaviors we as humans posess-to actually being the leader of it all, thusly, being appointed to speak.

    "have I been avoiding the scene" are the real lyrics. and it makes more sense anyway. metaphor to the grim reality that even though some of us may want to be completely out of this chaotic national mess, we'll never be able to- because we are all ultimately in the same device here.

    that's just what I think.

    etid is fucking beautiful. what these guys have to say is so important.
    eabaker08on April 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSortilegus said it well and unfortunately I know someone who thinks like this.
    Arachidamiaon April 06, 2010   Link

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