Sun burns the charcoal into fine glass
Beneath the coral undersea grass
Pearls are born in ocean's oyster sand
Trapped into beautifying every hand
Glamorous as any prisoner can

Diamond
Bombs away
Shot dead zirconium gun

Spy ready periscopes are looking out
War submarines of love have turned about
Fool's gold is shaped into a band
Trapped into beautifying every hand
Glamorous as any prisoner can

Diamond
Bombs away
Shot dead zirconium gun

Camouflage me, Kamikaze
Sabotage me, glitter shiny



Lyrics submitted by TonyInPortland

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    General CommentWhoa! Dude, I was just looking at the comments on another Visqueen song here while buying some tickets (although for the concert of a completely unrelated band) on Ticketmaster.com (as a last resort of course). The code word i had to type in to verify my humanity to Tickemaster was zircona.

    As for what this song actually means? I have no idea. Since I'm already here I'll give it a shot though:

    The song is a reflection on the artificial gesture of exchanging jewelry with loved ones and the futility of believing that you can force something of natural beauty to imbue some sort of eternal purity upon fallible human affections... Or not.

    Special bonus factoid (in its original sense as a fact-free fiction appearing for the first time in print, and not meaning a true trivia tidbit): The imagery "war submarines of love" stems from Flo-Tard's one-time proximity to the Bangor Submarine Base and Bremerton Naval Shipyard on the Kitsap Peninsula.
    jeffeljefeon June 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWow I didn't know that about the submarine thing. And thanks for posting something. I put all these lyrics in almost three months ago and someone finally posted something. I even posted on the Visqueen website that the lyrics were here, but no one responded. Seeing Visqueen on July 1. Can't wait.
    TonyInPortlandon June 22, 2005   Link

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