Spin my dradle and I will split your atom
Spin the bottle and I will play assassin

We parachute to ground for we fear the empire (the empire)
We parachute to ground for we fear the empire (the empire)

Pale meadows crumble on
Well I'm waiting for the sun to go out

We won't fear

Dripping like a sunday
Standing at my doorstep
Cloudy like a pigpen (we won't fear)
Wearing an old boar's head
I would like to help you
I would like to wake up
I would like to ask you (we won't fear)
If you'd rather close up

You could help me figure out this time
Figure out this time

We parachute to ground for we fear the empire (the empire)
We parachute to ground for we fear the empire (the empire)


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  • +1
    General Commentcome on this song rules
    p00p00on July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me it seems he is setting the life of a nerdy kid who play video games instead of socializing. What makes it meaningful to me is the line "im waiting for the sun to go out" because i remember being lonely and playing video games in the dark.
    yamaleon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor me the song makes me sad, because I have been lonely and alone. Sometimes and I wished the phone would ring and my children would socialize with me more!!

    How can one play video games in the dark?
    YAMOTHERon September 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPrepare to shoot to kill, for we fear the empire.
    ideulogyon June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI hear "We parachute to ground for we fear the empire" and I'm pretty sure I'm not wrong because everybody else usually is. They parachute to ground in to France during WWII because Rob and Armisted like that WWII game 1949 or something, although I don't think WWII was still officially going on in 1949, but the wizards from the respective countries were totally still active at that time.
    liruichenon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Byzantine Empire was one of the most powerful military, sociopolitical, and cultural powers in Western history. The Boars Head was a common symbol of Medieval heraldry signifying military dominance. I think they're taking the past closer to our current history via WWII Nazi Germany and the flight of the Jews, the physicists Otto Han and Fritz Strassman splitting the atom in 1938 Germany. Just do your world history. It's not too much of a stretch.
    mariquaon July 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEdit: bad writing.

    The Byzantine Empire was one of the most powerful military, sociopolitical, and cultural powers in Western history.

    The Byzantine Empire was one of the most powerful military, sociopolitical, and cultural forces in Western history.

    Ah, would be nice to edit our postes, wouldn't it?
    mariquaon July 04, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYamale, just becaue you're a nerd doesn't mean all Pinback songs are about you. I see a lot of people making comments about Pinback's music being some quaint social commentary about geeks who never get married, and although the fellows in Pinback like their vidya-games and could be classified by the nerd-term, don't emotionalize their music so that your friends who like Dashboard can like them too, they're not out to slay the societal beast or right the wrongs of nerdom. This song is about Star Wars. And Julius Ceasar, because Zach Smith likes salad.
    tdamcbigityon August 13, 2006   Link

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