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The floor moves, and it trembles
Old west shakes as it opens up
People are dying
And I know the cause of it all

With so many buried
The dead twitch underground in rows
Dirt breaks, dust follows
Cracks in the plains are exposed

They're restless and clothed
(The quake sets in)
They twitch underground
(The quake sets in)
The dirt starts to shake
(The quake sets in)
In waves through the town
(The quake sets in)

That's why the quake sets in
And dust rises again

Wreckage is clearing
The remnants all fade away
No one understands it
The tremors go on unexplained

They're restless and clothed
(The quake sets in)
They twitch underground
(The quake sets in)
The dirt starts to shake
(The quake sets in)
In waves through the town
(The quake sets in)

All still until dirt breaks, shaking
And dust rises again

Dust rises again


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    General CommentOne of the greatest songs by the faint...i'm not a huge fan of bright eyes but the guest vocals fit right in...and you can always dance to it.
    nebraskaisfakeon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhat cd is this on? i love this song and i have no idea where it came from..
    Softball135on November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is on a Faint EP Dust/Mote. You could pick it up for like $5 on vinyl - look around online - I'm sure you will be able to find it.
    ModestMon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commenton the saddle creek website this song is listed as "dust rises again." ....but i don't know. anyway, ....it's hawt.
    BillyLiaron March 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song. I love both Bright Eyes and The Faint, it was nice to hear this super collaberation!! I love the techo in it, it isn't cheezy or boring, it fits the mood and rocks out!!
    lady kiddoon July 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song's about the movie Tremors.
    care-lineson December 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment......it's "Restless enclosed"!!

    ...Right!?
    HWOntoFireon August 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentamazing song. i've known about The Faint for a few years but only recently got into them. always been a huge fan of Bright Eyes though, so this song is definitely one of my faves. Conor Oberst not only adds beautiful vocals but the entire song has this Bright Eyes twang to it.
    it makes sense that they'd work together seeing as both bands are signed to the same record label.
    they should definitely do more. :D
    ThatGouletKidon August 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWell Conor was part of The Faint when they were called Norman Bailor. And this is definitely one of my favorite songs by The Faint. I think its about the end of the world, or at least earthquakes on a pretty large scale.
    CHANDMANon March 23, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPretty simple. An earthquake hits the Old West. Some people die, others are confused. The end.
    brucebrp4ion February 12, 2013   Link

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