"Hoods On Peregrine" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge, James Riley Breckenridge, Dustin Michael Kensrue and Teppei Teranishi....
The blue light spills like oceans
We smile and let it in
It cures us of our questions
Like hoods on peregrine

Knowledge locked in a tower
Barons will hold the key
But if knowledge is power,
Know this is tyranny
All we're asking for is what's ours

You think they're selling you truth,
Truth is, they're selling you out
Truth is, they're selling you out

The black ink fuels our notions
That all the facts are in
It cures us of our questions
Like hoods on peregrine

Knowledge locked in a tower
Barons will hold the key
But if knowledge is power,
Know this is tyranny

All we're asking for is what's ours

You think they're selling you truth
But they're just selling you
And if we keep buying in
The line between lies and truth
Will wear paper thin,
Paper thin

You think they're selling you truth,
The truth is, they're selling you out


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"Hoods on Peregrine" as written by Edward Carrington Breckenridge Dustin Michael Kensrue

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    General Comment"the blue light spills like oceans
    we smile and let it in
    it cures us of our questions
    like hoods on peregrine"

    Like someone else mentioned, the blue light is T.V. which gives answers most people are satisfied with. It covers the truth, and we accept it.

    "knowledge locked in a tower
    barons will hold the key
    but if knowledge is power,
    know this is tyranny
    all we're asking for is what's ours"

    They are hiding the truth, keeping it "locked" up, so we have no access to it. But, "knowledge is power," therefore the people withholding the truth have all the power, because they have the knowledge. Because they have all the power, they are tyrants.

    "you think they're selling you truth,
    truth is, they're selling you out
    truth is, they're selling you out"

    People take what magazines, T.V., even the governent says as truth, but it's not.

    "the black ink fuels our notions
    that all the facts are in
    it cures us of our questions
    like hoods on peregrine"

    "The black ink" is referring to newspapers, magazines, etc. People take the news as fact and do not question its credibility.

    "all we're asking for is what's ours

    you think they're selling you truth
    but they're just selling you
    and if we keep buying in
    the line between lies and truth
    will wear paper thin,
    paper thin"

    If we keep taking what the media says as fact, then there will be no difference between what is real and what is not. We will just be robots, sort of.

    I love Thrice.
    antisocialkatieon June 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, these guys are lyrical geniuses. I'm kinda confused about the meaning of peregrine though, I know it means like a stranger or traveler or a falcon, but that doesn't seem to make sense in this song...
    Any ideas?
    Sic_Transit_Gloriaon April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think he is talking about how falconers used to put a hood on peregrine falcons to keep them calm and under control, like our government uses the media to keep sedated and unaware of the truth
    WildBill7283on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoic! that makes sense. thanx!
    Sic_Transit_Gloriaon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with wildbill7283
    dmon April 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI too agree with wildbill. I also made a slight connection with school. (through my experience) School is now pointless. It once was a wonderful thing to go and learn. Now everything we "learn" is just things we will forget the second we are through with that class. Many teachers at my school only teach for money (selling you out). I actually want to learn as much as I can about what I take interest in, but it is hard to when there is hardly a choice (all we're asking for is what's ours). I dunno, just saw an alternate meaning there. Great song also!
    Thricefoldon May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWillBill is pretty much on the money.

    I just wanted to add, I think the Blue Light lyric is referring to television. If you ever look at a room with a TV on and the lights off, the light from the TV generally looks blue. He's saying we believe anything the T.V. tells
    vanityisnotacrimeon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwoot
    WouldItBeYouon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThey sell us out by caring more about entertaining us than giving us truth.
    SirBizNatchon November 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree totally with antisocialkatie.

    The government is controlling the media to what it says about the government and what information we are given while the real information is 'locked in a tower', or only known to the exuctive part of the government most likely, and only 'barons will hold the key', or the President keeps this knowledge locked up. And while the public thinks they are being fully informed, there are cover-ups and more truths behind every sentence the media feeds us.
    kissxonxaxfrownon December 13, 2004   Link

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