"Liberate the Illiterate/A Mong Among Mingers" as written by and Simon Neil....
Don't be sad, keep smiling, leave this open to communicate
Lying there on the desk you left a letter, when I touched it, it shivered in my hand

I rub the surface to see your face in the mirror, translation lost me in a crowded room
Leave exposed the wounded, look down kids it starts to decompose
Looking for some meaning or recognition and your eyes are as blank as my hidden heart

I rub the surface to see your trace in the mirror, translation lost me in a crowded room
If you want to believe everything you say, it keeps you high and in control
What I can't understand is why you would want to give the impression of a young lost soul
In the end you lack a stance on important subjects that you've lost, it's like you're out of control

Then you turn round, my head cracks like it's for the millionth time again (Liberate the illiterate)
And you wanted to jump half a canyon, I’m at least a companion to it all (Liberate the illiterate)

Lyrics submitted by boss_2k, edited by Mellow_Harsher

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    General CommentDon't be sad, keep smiling =)

    haha, I love the way he sings that
    Franco182on June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn the last chorus the backing lyrics are ( the boy might be illiterate)
    BlackMeasaon January 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is easily one of my favorite Biffy songs.

    As for the meaning, I don't have any solid ideas. My first listen, I thought it was about the general deterioration of human knowledge and sense, but it's anyone's guess. The Vertigo of Bliss as a whole is a very bizarre album in terms of lyrics.
    SkyBreatherKlouon July 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't know why but I've always thought this song was connected to Francesca's job, since she is a teacher maybe it was her that had to "liberate the illiterate". I don't know, it's just a sensation.
    Fexxonjion November 10, 2013   Link

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