No I’ll not renounce my views do what others do
I’d rather drink the hemlock than be like you, to my soul untrue
It never gets easier so quit tryin' pleasing her
Everything is a choice so let me hear your voice

Born in October night
Feeling was out a sight
Skin I’m in now and then
moves like a meteorite

Noise in our culture
is built in our nature
Another era will decode
as we head toward rapture

Suppose we’re all gifted
Suppose that the mist is
a metaphor for change
Suppose the veil will be lifted

Sacrament that I hold
close and I feel noble
Solar marigolds light the souls
return from that other world

Sometimes when I’m awake
I can’t tell if I’m still dreaming
There’s so much here at stake
When every moment is just fleeting
Sometimes when I’m awake
I can’t if I’m still dreaming

It never gets easier so quit tryin' pleasing her
Everything is a choice so let me hear your voice
Rip up the evening post
Kill parasitic hosts
We can shoulder all the karma
that came with Los Alamos

Return the sky bottle blue
return that forgotten hue
A looking glass world
seeing into and through you

Soul and body are my twins
the latter will give in
when the former views the ocean
as not too cold to get in

To martian life forms
these waters are real warm
But beware we can change the weather
and create a snowstorm

Sometimes when I’m awake
I can’t tell if I’m still dreaming
There’s so much here at stake
When every moment is just fleeting
Sometimes when I’m awake
I can’t tell if I’m still dreaming

No I’ll not renounce my views do what others do
I’d rather drink the hemlock than be like you, to my soul untrue
It never gets easier so quit tryin' pleasing her
Everything is a choice so let me hear your voice


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    General CommentLove this song. "No I’ll not renounce my views do what others do I’d rather drink the hemlock than be like you, to my soul untrue" Best line in the song! He's not going to change what he believes in for other people or anything. Not sure what the entire song means but S.A. goes off in this song and its great.
    codeyon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSoul and body are my twins
    the latter will give in
    when the former views the ocean
    as not too cold to get in

    To martian life forms
    these waters are real warm
    But beware we can change the weather
    and create a snowstorm



    i think he says alien life forms...regardless what can i say SA MARTIENZ IS JESUS
    Evolver182on May 24, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"This song is a series of loosely connected images in the psychedelic style of Transistor." This is straight from Nick on the official site.
    homebrew311on September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI also agree my favorite line in the song is the first one Nick sings. Just FYI hemlock was what Socrates (an unorthadox beliefs person in Athens) drank instead of facing a trial for his different beliefs.
    Gman311on January 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNoise in our culture
    is built in our nature
    Another era will decode
    as we head toward rapture
    -- I think this means that we see and hear things like ads, media, etc and they are so diluted because we hear them all day long that they don't even have any significance to us or we don't notice them, but long after we are gone other cultures will anthropoligically interpret what it all meant.

    Sometimes when I�m awake
    I can�t tell if I�m still dreaming
    There�s so much here at stake
    When every moment is just fleeting
    Sometimes when I�m awake
    I can�t if I�m still dreaming
    -- I think this is speaking to the fact that when we are awake and going about our lives there is so much to digest and process but that it is insignificant because it passes by so quickly and on to the next thing. But since it is all a blur and difficult to piece together, it's much like a dream.


    Rip up the evening post
    Kill parasitic hosts
    We can shoulder all the karma
    that came with Los Alamos

    -- When S.A. is saying this he is saying to disregard the media and not pay attention to those who try to misinform us with propaganda, but to think for ourselves. Also, when he speaks of Los Alamos, that was the lab in New Mexico that produced the atomic bomb, so he's saying to shoulder the karma would be to be able to accept responsibility for that.

    tonym182on April 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentReturn the sky bottle blue
    return that forgotten hue
    A looking glass world
    seeing into and through you
    -- This is continuing on from Los Alamos/atomic bomb, basically implying we should end war and focus on peace, but it has been so long since that has occured (forgotten hue). When we have clarity from propaganda and think for ourselves we are able to see things clearly (looking glass world) and recognize bullshit (seeing into and through you).

    Soul and body are my twins
    the latter will give in
    when the former views the ocean
    as not too cold to get in
    -- The self is made up of two elements, sould and body. Eventually, the body will die and deteriorate, but soul will continue on. As for the soul, I think he's saying after it leaves our bodies, it will release inhibitions, and allow our selves to 'jump into the cold ocean.'


    Very meaningful song that I didn't completely like at first, but I'm hooked on it now.
    tonym182on April 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I started listening to it recently and I instantly fell in love with it. I love the rhythm guitar in this song. It makes me full of energy whenever I hear this song.
    Nick Hexum is saying that he won't change for anyone because that wouldn't be who he is.
    He doesn't feel comfortable trying to be someone else because that is not his style and I love that. He is an inspiration to me and many others who just want to live in a world that is free of judgment. Who cares if people are different? That's what makes them special don't you agree?
    AmplifyYourselfon April 25, 2014   Link

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