"Ether" as written by Dave Allen, Hugo H. Burnham, Andrew Gill and Jon King....
I never hesitate
Because I'm too good for that
I never show restraint
Because there is no need for that
I know everyone
I've been everywhere
I know everything
Because I'm everybody

We came to take control
We came to sell you freedom
We came to burn you down
We came to brainwash children

And it's not our fault
It's just your own new suicide

Where we belong
There's no one to hurt
It's some place that we can't be found
Where we belong
It's darker than space
A feeling that we all push down
So it can't be found

It's that time again
Can we get it right?
He wants us to revolt
To set the world on fire
We don't want to show restraint
Because we like the violence
We are security
Wrapped in our brutality

And it's not our fault
It's just your own new suicide

Where we belong
There's no one to hurt
It's some place that we can't be found
Where we belong
It's darker than space
A feeling that we all push down
So it can't be found

Find our way through space
We'll never be found by anyone out here
Hide away from everything that knows what we did

I know everyone
I've been everywhere
I know everything
Because I'm everybody

Where we belong
There's no one to hurt
It's some place that we can't be found
Where we belong
It's darker than space
A feeling that we all push down
So it can't be found


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"Ether" as written by David Allen Andrew Gill

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  • +2
    General CommentI agree it's about Bush and the Afghanistan war, but NOT the Iraq War.

    Can you guess why?

    Skeletones came out in April 2003. The Iraq War started in March 2003. The lyrics for the album would have to have been written in 2002 or earlier.
    ericdorceyon July 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentbased on matt holts view of humanity, we are a virus that should be taken out
    this song is about destroying our planet resulting in the death of all of us.
    "Where we belong
    There's no one to hurt
    It's some place that we can't be found
    Where we belong
    It's darker than space
    A feeling that we all push down
    So it can't be found" ----death
    death is dark, you cant be found, no one gets hurt ect.
    ether is a chemical which could wipe us all out
    ether-death
    slipvayne94bmon October 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think it's about the suppression of consciousness and just going with the herd depicted through war.
    Killerbongzillaon March 24, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEther is about the Iraq war...
    [nailbunny]on June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally, it is defietly about all the goings on in iraq.
    the part where it says "he wants us to revolt, to set the word on fire" it's reffering to bin laden or um, wats his name??? saddam housin however thats spelt.

    awsome song though!!
    green1on September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought it was directed towards george bush .. and also the war.. so .. yeah i agree...
    n0kturnaldollon December 11, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinitely about some supposed peace making during troubled times.

    We came to take control
    We came to sell you freedom
    We came to burn you down
    We came to brainwash children
    atomixon December 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think part of the song may be about dieing in war, "where we belong, theres no one to felt, its some place where we can't be felt" plus ether means something like heaven or space.
    PerishedGodon February 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about the Iraq war ... but it is directed at how they think Bush has been unjust. How he sees himself as a superpower and masks his brutality by saying that its for the good of the Iraq people ...

    We don't want to show restraint
    Because we like the violence
    We are security
    Wrapped in our brutality

    And then the "where we belong..." bits are about how the writer feels that we shouldnt have gone to war, that it was wrong. We deserve to be somewhere that we can't harm others. And the song also shows that the writer feels we ALL know this to be true, but don't want to admit it:

    A feeling that we all push down
    So it can't be found


    That's what I think at least ... of course all songs have thousands of different meanings to different people.

    Saz x
    LittleSazon July 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about how america views/conducts war.

    We came to take control - remove your government
    We came to sell you freedom - How about some oil?
    We came to burn you down - bombed into submission.
    We came to brainwash children - america is great, don't rebel.
    ShadeCharadeon October 13, 2005   Link

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