"The Road Leads Where It's Led" as written by and Secret Machines....
Cultivating sounds
For all the mothers who come near
To find out
Calling pulse bombs a response

With cotton in their ears
And goodbye kisses
For the ones
In the ground

Collecting fallout from the blast

The road leads where it's led
While all the darlings cover Earth
With bare hands

They're blowing all the other kids away

Angels stole the show
The roaring seraph, singing thunder called
The mother's children home

Blowing all the other kids away
Blowing all the other kids away
Blowing all the other kids away
With all of your charm
Blowing all the other kids away
Blowing all the other kids away
Blowing all the other kids away

We communicate by semaphore
No language, we've got flags of our own

The road leads where it's led
And all the darlings cover Earth
With bare hands

They're blowing all the other kids away
They're blowing all the other kids away

Angels stole the show
The roaring seraph, singing thunder called
The mother's children home

Blowing all the other kids away
Blowing all the other kids away
Blowing all the other kids away
We won't be fooled
Blowing all the other kids away
By all of your charm
Blowing all the other kids away
Uncertainty fails as heaven surrounds you
Blowing all the other kids away
(Blowing all the other kids away)
Blowing all the other kids away


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"The Road Leads Where It's Led" as written by Secret Machines

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    My OpinionEver heard of an metaphor, infinityontrial? Also, semaphore wasn't just for war, and people don't only die in wars.In a song like this, there isn't much obvious content.
    8DrBlubon October 30, 2011   Link
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    General CommentA scathing attack on US foreign policy......and ignoring calls to bring the troops home.
    thelastnarratoron October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA scathing attack on US foreign policy......and ignoring calls to bring the troops home.
    thelastnarratoron October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSomeone here would have to find a way to make this about Iraq or columbine...

    I don't think this is about either. It might not be about anything. It's a great song though.
    ZidaneTribalon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti definitely think its about A war..but which? well..fuck, someone ask one of the band members. thats the only surefire way to find out.
    TransparentSunChildon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA veiled poetic mission statement of the band. They aim to become a band that touches each person who hears their music on a personal level. They seek to put spirituality and soul into an explosive musical package. ("Angels stole the show, The roaring seraph, singing thunder") Not that what they're doing is wholly original, they just want to do it better than anyone else is at this time. ("The road leads where it's led") In the end they know they're only human and another band will come along and show them up. ("Your clever disguise, Uncertainty fails.")
    txfilmguy1on March 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttxfilmguy1 had it partially correct. These guys were offered a lot of money for a record deal, but turned it down in order to keep writing their own music. Their music really does mean very deep things to a lot of people, and they want to keep it that way. This "war", is them fighting record labels and the rest of hollywood trying to turn them into a "plastic band". They are not widely known, but those who do know them, better their lives with their music - there is no better way. FAME is not always better, in fact it is just vanity ("we can see right through, all of your charms"). Listen to the song, 'First Wave Intact', it really shows this war. This song is mainly about the other bands that do whatever they can to make money, even "blowing all the other kids away".
    TheVadakinon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSo I was watching this science show called Connections 3, and they were talking about semaphores, which are those tall poles with flags on either side, and in some past time they were used for communications in war. I thought that was so cool because I've been listening to this song for 4 or so years now, and I had no idea what the hell a semaphore was. Anyways, saying that, this song is probably about war.
    SuperRoraon February 21, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat? How can anyone find any clues that this is about fighting against the record labels?

    It's about a real war and there are no hints to prove anything else. Seraph, semaphore, ones in the ground... It's pretty obvious IMO.
    infinityontrialon April 18, 2009   Link

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