The midnight moon is feelin' high
She won't come down till the morning light
When opposite set scenery dranes unimpressed on plasticene
Where cookies cut can play their games
Wear the shirts of pricetag names
All the piggies sellin' fame
Can smell your blood yearning
(If that's what it costs, I am free)

Don't contest electric light
Come pull the cord kiss me goodnight
Bound in blood, dollar signs confined
Your eyes still hold the secret
Shut your eyes don't breathe so loud
It's just an episode
Shut your eyes don't talk so loud
It's just an episode
If that's what it costs that I AM FREE

Doesn't this just smell familiar?
You can your fingernails like your soul
If I ripped your heart right from you, would you feel it?
Would you feel it at all?
Doesn't this just smell familiar?
A pretty penny now you paid your price
If I ripped your heart right from you, would you feel it?
Would you feel it at all?

It all starts with a sound
And a firm embrace
The will to conspire
The need to suck-seed...

Don't look down, now you're surrounded
Beady black eyes, lip licks and shrouded
Heart's best constricted, foam-filled with plastic
Kiss kiss luxury, head's gettin' clouded
See the sparkle of the heratic's scream
The green gleam and the four-legged fiend
A flick of fountain and the kings been hailed
Don't worry baby cause we're all for sale
(If that's what it costs than I AM FREE)

Doesn't this just smell familiar?
You can your fingernails like your soul
If I ripped your heart right from you, would you feel it?
Would you feel it at all?
Doesn't this just smell familiar?
A pretty penny now you paid your price
If I ripped your heart right from you, would you feel it?
Would you feel it at all?

It surrounds. We all like to dance around it.
(Don't stop now feel it)



Lyrics submitted by MizunoPunk

Dinna-Dawg (And The Inevitable Onset Of Lunacy) song meanings
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    General Commentto me, this song looks like a song about consumerism and how we are all fashion slaves and there is no escaping it. The phrases like, "where cookies cut can play their games/wear the shirts of their pricetag names." This is describing how everyone looks and dresses in the same expensive clothing and look like they were made from cookie cutters. The game that they play is sex which he goes into in the next verse when he says "come pull the cord kiss me goodnight/bound in blood dollar signs confirmed" and then "Shut your eyes don't breathe so loud/it's just and episode/shut your eyes don't talk so loud/ it's just an episode/if thats what it costs then I am free" this whole thing talks about how meaningless sex has become as we have sex with anything that will be a slave to the fashions. Then calling it an "episode" which just is just rhetoric that relates to a trend follower that can easily identify with the situation if they consider it an "episode" like they would see on their favorite TV show. The line "a pretty penny now you paid your price/if I ripped my heart fight from you/would you feel it?" this whole thing is also about how meaningless all the sex is and that relationships have become completely meaningless due to our densensitization and how we've become mere herd animals following any trend that will allow us to be "free". I'm kinda rambling, I could be wrong.
    ScalewagJimon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentconsumerism is a common theme of theirs so i'd venture to say your interpretation has merit
    punkrockchick217on October 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti've just recently started to listen to em

    "don't worry baby cuz we're all for sale" - love that line
    wombatcombaton July 26, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"You cut your fingernails like your soul" is the correct lyric. Awesome song
    avs2006on May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree somewhat with jim, but I think otherwise on the episode part. A few of the songs on this CD come to me as heroin songs or just another seriously bad drug. The episode is him coming down.....shut your eyes don't speak cause things are loud and scary.
    ax255on June 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove RXB Matt is an amazing lyricist
    sneakybirdon February 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah the first comment said it pretty well, thats what i think they were going for, the portrayal of sex and fashion in todays society, and also peoples inablilty to express themselves. rather they rely on what others can see to impress them and not basing anything off of emotion or feeling. They wrap it up by saying its everywhere, the problem is obvious, though we all chooses to ignore it.. "it surrounds, surrounds. We all like to dance around it." Brilliant work from my favorite band, have seen em live twice, but it still isn't enough. If you get the chance to see them, don't pass it up, you will not be disappointed.
    bmill574on April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that the first commenter is mostly right, but they're missing out something key. The song is about pimping and prostitution and how it's a byproduct of our modern consumer lifestyle. It's about how the capitalist system is corrupting everything.

    The bridge, starting with "It all starts with a sound/And a firm embrace/The will to conspire/The will to suck-seed," is probably the biggest tip-off. From there they get pretty explicit about the sexual nature of this "will to conspire," as the lines build to the big reveal "The green gleam and the four-legged fiend/A flick of fountain and the King's been hailed/Don't worry baby 'cause we're all for sale."

    The other lines "if I ripped your heart right from you, would you feel it?/Would you feel it at all," are probably about the pimp, or maybe the dehumanizing nature of the sex trade.
    Kennisiouon October 15, 2008   Link

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