To be common place would be unique, but we're so obscure we're incoherent, like tongueless vigilantes choking just to make you choke, rattling, rattling, no nails to hold ideas in place, no expression on your face

Music and her patrons are dead and irrelevant, like osteoporosis, she's brittle she is broken

Static comes through synthesizers, megaphones and drum machines, beauty sounds like smashed guitars and several references to feedback, rattling, rattling, no surgery to save your life, no promise everything's alright

Music and her patrons are dead and irrelevant, like osteoporosis, she's brittle she is broken, Languages must be organic because like flies they fall and die, music now sleeps with Latin and Aramaic.

It's over, it's over, no more waiting for something to live for, it's over, it's over, everything is dying and we want something more.

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    General CommentI love how this song ends with a busy signal.
    amestheamazingon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if this song has anything to do with the brilliant novel by Sylvia Plath?
    porcelainsoliloquyon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI do believe that this song has ties to the novel by Sylvia Plath. One of their frontmen,Josh, likes Sylvia Plath. So it would make sense.
    And if im not mistaken her novel is about a woman who more or less cracks up? The song and the book seem to have ties.
    xoheyunlovingon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought perhaps this song was talking about how terrible music has become, or better yet, how the true purpose has been perverted. Although maybe I'm wrong. It could indeed tie back to Sylvia Plath. I suppose either way the song is very well written and very well performed.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Age of Reptiles

    and may Raw Rock kill you forever and ever, amen.
    age_of_reptileson February 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so raw.
    its like showbread all that showbread is about wrapped up in one song.

    notice how the CD begins with Tae calling Josh and it ends with a busy signal.
    so sweet.

    and yeah i think this song is about how they feel music has become copies of copies and whatnot.
    kyleeeon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song has everything to do with Slyvia Plath. Her book "The Bell Jar" was a semi-autobiographical book about HER life.

    Josh's writing style is highly influenced by Sylvia Plath. I just recently did a research paper on her, and have come to find she and josh have similar writing patterns.

    Sylvia had a rough life. Got married, had two kids, got divorced...and in the end she killed herself [gassing herself with her oven].

    I honestly believe the last stanza of the song were equivilent to her thoughts before she took her life.
    worshipleaderon May 25, 2008   Link

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