you've seen this kid before
he sits fists clenched
when he looks up (when he looks up) he sees tigers
when he looks inward he sees disgust
disgust for a jungle that is alive
a hand-me down false hope is hard to swallow
when the truth has been realized (truth has been realized)
they'll destroy you
so what now adapt and fit in to this system
no, no, learn the language of this tribe
walk among them and in time
when he looks up (when he looks up) he sees tigers
when he looks inward (when he looks inward) he sees disgust
disgust for a jungle (disgust for a jungle) that is alive
a hand-me down false hope is hard to swallow
when the truth has been realized (truth has been realized)
they'll destroy you


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    General CommentHmm, to me, this song is describing The Jungle Book. I know that sounds a bit obvious because of the jungle/tigers part, but hear me out. XD;

    "you've seen this kid before
    he sits fists clenched"
    "when the truth has been realized"
    Seems to be talking about Mowgli when he's told that he has to go back to the village with his people,

    "when he looks inward he sees disgust
    disgust for a jungle that is alive
    a hand-me down false hope is hard to swallow"
    Describes when he finally realizes that the jungle that has been his home for so many years is "abandoning" him...

    "so what now adapt and fit in to this system
    no, no, learn the language of this tribe
    walk among them and in time"
    Pretty self-explanatory..

    Just a guess, I'm probably wrong, but most of this artist's songs are literary references, so I thought I'd give it a shot. :3
    Ximenaon December 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'd have to agree. it does make sense and most of gatsbys stuff is about quirky stuff like history and literature.
    kissme_imcontagiouson March 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe whole album "Ribbons & Sugar" is based around the book "Animal Farm."
    kyle effin keyon March 19, 2006   Link

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