I did not know
Someone died in my sleep last night
Tried to reach the phone
But in the darkness I knocked over the light
And can you speak of these images jacked knifed on the turnpike
And im on a payphone and its getting to be a cold cold night

And theres one man in the corner
One man in the hall
One man standing up saying God save us all

One man in the corner
One man in the hall
One man standing up saying God save us all

One man in the, one man in the, one man in the man in the man in the

Have you not seen the woman that belong to this one
She was overcome thinking about the role of the side you on

Have you not seen the woman that belong to this one
She was uptight thinking about the role of the side you on side you on
side you on side you on

And she was telling me its already?
Just put it to bed
Said mom? I dont need to go to sleep not quite yet
Said no they wont agree if its them they want its me
And I will take you all the way to ??

And theres one man in the corner
One man in the hall
One man standing up saying God save us all

One man in the corner
One man in the hall
One man standing up saying God save us all

One man in the, one man in the, one man in the man in the man in the

Have you not seen the woman that belong to this one
She was overcome thinking about the role of the side you on

Have you not seen the woman that belong to this one
She was uptight thinking about the role of the side you on side you on
side you on side you on

ay oh oh ay oh eh...

And theres one man in the corner
One man in the hall
One man standing up saying God save us all

One man in the corner
One man in the hall
One man standing up saying God save us all

One man in the, one man in the, one man in the man in the man in the

Have you not seen the woman that belong to this one
She was uptight thinking about the role of the side you was on

Have you not seen the woman that belong to this one
She was uptight thinking about the role of the side your on, side your on, side your on, side you on




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    General CommentThe new version of this song on UATC is absolutely amazing. So... any frigging idea what it's about?
    FoGownzon December 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMy friend had a great hypothesis about this one:

    He said that it's about that one person who always points out the folly of something that's going on/ happening, and how noone ever really listens to them. We thought that it's primarily pertaining to war and issues like that.

    "One man standing up saying God save us all"
    [This person's standing up to try to say to the people that it's dangerous to proceed this way,,, or something]

    "She was telling me not to worry, that it's all, all in my head"
    [The people doing the "bad" thing (?the government?) always try to tell the people that they're wrong and that the government's way is right]

    "She was uptight thinking about the role of the side you on"
    [Probably something reminiscent to President Bush's "You're either with us, or against us" shpeal, saying how the ppl doing the bad thing (?the gov.'t?...?war?) are always harshly criticizing THEIR critics in attempt to silence them.... or maybe something like that
    17077218on April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'd like to point out a flaw in the lyrics above, its "Can you speak up? A semi just jack-knifed on the Turnpike." At least on UATC these are the lyrics. Makes sense becuase he appears to be on the phone with 911. Actaully, that seems like a good hyposthesis, perhaps he is calling for help from these men that are in the house. Granted, there is a look more to the song than assumming thats even close.
    UMassIntrepidon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely my favorite State Radio song! And I completely agree with Sgt's interpretation. With State Radio being so politically active, it also makes sense that the foolish actions that the "man in the hall" or "man standing up" is pointing out would pertain to President Bush's actions concerning the Iraq War (or any other of his 2080204890 foolish policies)
    GirlintheHallon December 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about "childhood paranoia" - chad
    Klal531on December 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdefinatly about privite lobbists "One man in the hall" waiting to talk to a politician
    steve927on January 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song always reminds me of the Rwandan Genocide.
    sweetsaraon January 14, 2009   Link

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