[1] Not one of the better days
Nighttime, turn around
Lonely is the city tonight
Nighttime, all around
Lonely in the city tonight

Grey people stare at a static sky (as you will)
Ours is not to question why

Same thing, every time
It always seems to need what I'm not
To all the hopeful ones:
Nobody gives a fuck what you've got

I only wish that I could pray to god
(but you will)
Stay longer
Please don't leave me alone

Bastard, mother, father, no...
Time passed quicker than you will ever know
And they can push me harder
But you know I'll never go
And they will justify it, but you know
It will take them slow

[2] The girl from blue city
The lights from across the harbour
And the boys are out on the corners
Sex in the neon basements (red and smelly)
And don't feel a thing (it's too cold to worry)
So in the corner by the dock
Where there's no light
It smells like piss but no one knows
And right now just to sleep would be alright

...Feel old, gone where the feelings go
...Gone now in a field of green
Gone where feelings go...


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    General Commentits about death and how it means different thigns to everyone cause in the end "no one gives a fuck what you got"
    Misery_Signalson December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentExactly, the whole album and this song as well are about the duality of life and death and the different concepts around both of them. Some of the album is about hopelessness, mourning, acceptance, questioning, and realities of death and what it brings to a person and how it affects everyone around them.

    This specific song is about the isolation and coldness of death, similar to a lonely city. The ultimate futility that death brings to life.

    The second part indicates the ongoing life all around us but also reminds us of inevitable death and bleakness.

    This is one of the bleaker takes and feelings around death Ocean Machine takes. It's my favourite song on the album, so emotional and moving.
    NapalmNewton October 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcould be about losing a relative, not necessarily about death in general.
    Blackened89on July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about loss, maybe not so much death, but the loss of many things. Youth, innocence, ambition, etc.
    debra10207on May 17, 2016   Link

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