Call me outside I'll come running down.
When I satisfied each need invented by my eye
I was a nest by a fox hole or dirt underneath your boot soles.
When I satisfied each need invented by my eye
It was northing like I'd imagined.

Like cocaine, their green eyes fixed on the television to pass the time until their two miles of elegant blinds halfway raised for the watching as you walked by.
"Look, come down to the window - she carries a candle at mid-day while the sun's still so high!"
But you knew better than to pay mind to what people and the devil say.
Call me outside, I'll come running down into your vacant, intoxicating night.
Call me outside to their haunted streets, their red electric lights.
I'm on the sad side of a nowhere town.
But sister, I'm all you've got, so call me outside.
I'll come running down - then not another word.

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Disaster Tourism song meanings
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    General CommentI think that maybe the candle held at midday symbolizes what Satan offers. He offers some joy in the world, but what he offers is a candle to the sun. The sun being what god offers, and the candle being the devils offering.

    To many christians, looking at a sinner it would be as looking at someone carrying a candle at midday. We don't understand why others are attracted and don't understand how they chose Satan over God. But the sinner doesn't see themselves in the wrong.
    Gambithon July 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat i get from this song is that when we go after everything that is esthetically pleasing and let lust be our only guide we only end up hurting. It never feels as wonderful and beautiful as it does when we are going after whatever it is we are going after.
    Heldupbygraceon October 27, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Nest by a fox's hole" suggests that the nest won't last long, since foxes eat birds and eggs. It's about imagining you need all these things, but, when you have them, you're still nothing, since it's all superficial.
    amestheamazingon November 06, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love when he says "to what people and the devil say" and everything gets switched up and everything goes crazy.
    floydeyeon December 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti know for a fact that Disaster Tourism firectly refers to impact SARS had on tourism in toronto ontario... blah blah blah.
    mullets4minerson January 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyep this song is talking about letting ur fleshly desires take control. im not sure wut hes talking about when he talks about carrying a candle in the day and everything else from then on
    doublekickloveron June 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIdk why but I love that line about cocaine... and I agree with Gambith...
    My chalk outlineon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that the candle represents holding on to your morality even though it's the day which represents a seemingly moral society. So they're criticizing her for being what they would they deem too, or unecesarily, moral. (this idea came to me after wacthing a music video for the song on youtube. it's like building an arc when theres no sign of rain).
    utopiasnemoon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis whole cd has a recurring theme, the Fox.

    the bible, in matthew 8:20
    Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the son of man has no place to lay his head.

    i think the cd kind of represents that verse.

    amestheamazing hit the nail on the head for the first verse.
    when he lived with the sin, he was the egg in the nest. bound to be eaten by the fox. bound to be destroyed by satan.

    i think everyone who has commented on this song so far is right. =)
    wereshipon December 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys are totally right. Maybe his rants about him being called outside are suggesting that the woman thinks she is in darkness, hence the reason for the candle, even though the sun is up. And for her to call him outside so that he can show her true light. Not sure what Aaron means with the "people and the devil say" however. I like the idea of the ark, I saw the video too, which I thought was great, and I am sure it is related to this in some sense. Perhaps to portray man's twisted way of thinking that building an ark is absurd because there are no signs of rain, even the a bigger light, God, has told Noah there would be a great flood. Noah's warned them many times and he just wants them to ask him. Maybe i'm diving too far in but I think it's some hint towards what Aaron is trying to say. Anyone have ideas about the green eyes, cocaine, television, 2 miles, elegant blinds (that whole paragraph)? I get lost in that. Thanks.
    barrel.of.monkeyson August 08, 2007   Link

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