"The One Armed Boxer vs. The Flying Guillotine" as written by Derek Alan Bloom, James Darrell Hargrove, Travis Brandon Richter and Jon Weisberg....
Kill the lights!
Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I'm glad you've graced me with your presence
You're in time to see me wrestling my conscience, staring into silence
You see I came to save the stage
And I hope I'm not too late, passion called
From back behind the curtain screaming, "Sonny this is urgent"
Fill these 50 persons with a purpose
But don't just give it away
Inspiration isn't cheap these days
You better make them earn it
(You better, make them earn it, make them earn it)
Hello ladies and gentlemen,
I'm glad you've graced me with your presence
You're in time to see me wrestling my conscience, staring into silence
You see I came to save the stage
And I hope I'm not too late, passion called
From back behind the curtain screaming, "Sonny this is urgent"
How do I address the letter to my generation?
"Sonny" she said "save yourself the postage"
How do I address a letter to my generation?
"Sonny" she said "sing it in person"


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"The One Armed Boxer vs. the Flying Guillotine" as written by James Darrell Hargrove Derek Alan Bloom

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    General Commenti think this song is about the band's attitude to their live show. the "inspiration isn't cheap these days you better make them earn it" means that there telling theirselves to play their asses off to make the crowd leave with something special.
    TwiztedTom182on March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, to me this means the way the band/Sonny perform...if you verse by verse it makes sense...

    hello ladies and gentleman,
    I'm glad you've graced me with your presence
    you're in time to see me wrestle with my consience
    and staring in the si-si-si-silence

    [He's thankful that the people have come to the show, and he's saying that they'll see him dealing with whatever he's feeling and using it in the song.]

    you see I came to save the stage,
    I hope I'm not too late
    passion called from back behind the curtain screaming,
    "sonny this is urgent"

    [his passion for what he does is what makes him go out there and perform, and it's important for him to do it.]

    fill these 50 persons with a purpose,
    but don't just give it away
    inspiration isn't cheap these days,
    you better make them earn it

    [give the audience a purpose, but don't just let them have it, make them interact, they need to 'earn' a good show]

    ...

    how do I address the letter to my generation?
    sonny she said, "save yourself the postage"
    how do I address a letter to my generation?
    sonny she said, "sing it in person."

    [how can he get his message across and say what he wants to say to his generation, and he's being advised by his conscience or whatever to sing it to them, to show them what he wants to say through song.]

    Just my thoughts, =D that's what it means to me.
    feobeoon July 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno comments? this song is an incredible way for the album to start...great great stuff.
    CountMyCrowson October 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so fucking powerful
    jetblcknewyearxxon December 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh amazing song,cant believe there are bearly ne comments, the way it is sung is so powerful
    mapes89on January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the greatest song ever!! It's a pump-up song!
    uh_Calvinon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so kick ass
    the storys oldon February 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song
    drummerdude666on March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song talks about a guy fighting with himself and making it public for everyone to see.
    NoSecondKnifeon March 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have no clue what this song means but i love howsonny sings it!!!
    veemnion March 12, 2005   Link

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