Look, now just because we can't seem to get along without breaking the rules,
doesn't mean we can't walk on the wild side.
It doesn't mean we can't talk on the dirty side...

This malnutrition you've forced upon everyone, is still eating away at your insides,
fill your mind with this idiosyncrasy,
fill your head with indigenous lies...
Shut up, get down, you're blowing our cover!!!!

A startling glance at the future and past,
in our games we hide, in our ways we surpass.
But in all of my life, I've found nothing... like this.
I walk down these roads, you drive them like highways.
Not a care in your mind if you're doing the right thing.
In all of my life, I've never been so ashamed to say that I was right.

Your contribution has hoarded the masses now, and the thieves have decided to hide.
Ante up! Cause the enemy's coming,
and get your gun cause I'm already reloading...
Arm yourselves!!


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    General Comment"I walk down these roads, you drive them like highways.
    Not a care in your mind if you'er doing the right thing.
    In all of my life, I've never been so ashamed to say that I was right."

    this part isn't in the song, but it's still part of the lyrics. Straight from the booklet included with the Doppelganger cd.
    emanellorinon August 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYes, somehowcopacetic, tom waits is infact a band, not a person. This song isnt mocking tom waits but rather the band itself. Terrible
    sine waveon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think its funny. I don't think they were mocking anybody anyways, maybe they just did it cause they could... its what i'd do.
    Anyways, top song.
    hopelessdosageon February 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commentna its like wen peopel look online to download the fall of troy they get something that says tom waits on things like liimewire...thom n the band mustve thought it was pretty funny...i mean....u cant mock a poet like tom waits..
    tom waits is pretty cool if ur into that sort of thing though
    dirk_lanceon February 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyea u gotta respect him...tom waits is amazing
    dirk_lanceon June 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"bviously, they got their name from the Tom Waits' song"

    This isn't true. Tom has said many times in the past that he is a fan of Tom Waits, but they didn't get their name from his song. They got their name by opening up a history book and randomly pointing to a phrase.
    ^Debaseron July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAt this one show, after they played this one song, Thom saw this guy hit a guy while crowd surfing, and he blew a gasket. He was all like "un-fucking-acceptable. we don't hit people. it's wrong." and then 5 seconds later, he goes, "Alright, this song is about hitting people, it's called Tom Waits."
    bbp4life34on October 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti may just be trying to find a meaning that isnt there...or maybe this is just me overanalyzing...but The Fall of Troy seem to like to make literary references in their songs, evident in songs like Hol[]y Tape. This song may be a reference to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn/Tom Sawyer. The first chapter of Huck Finn is called "Tom Sawyer Waits"...and the lyrics seem to relate to the story of Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer. They were in a band of robbers, and found a large sum of gold, that was rationed off to giving them one dollar a day. Huck, being an 11 year old innocent child, may be seen as an annoyance to Tom...which would explain the part in the song...

    fill your head with indigenous lies...
    Shut up, get down, you're blowing our cover!!!!

    also, this phrase can be related to the story

    But in all of my life, i've found nothing... like this.
    I walk down these roads, you drive them like highways.
    Not a care in your mind if you'er doing the right thing.

    the improper grammar relates to the story.
    also, "found nothing...like this" could be talkin about the gold they found.

    personal interpretation...feedback appreciated
    killtomorrowon February 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think its more about House of Leaves when Tom has to wait on the top of the Stair well

    and Tom is talking to "Mr.Monster" telling jokes too keep himself from going crazy

    "I walk down these Roads you drive them like highways"

    Could bea talking about Navidson extrem way of living and Toms very suttle Stoner calm life

    lol

    Most of there Songs on Doppleganger have House of Leaves Refrences
    Rodlin:)on September 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWrong, wrong wrong, haha, well They actually got their name for Looking through a history book and finding something that sounded cool. And I'm pretty sure this song is full of House Of Leaves refferences too
    Sportacuson January 03, 2008   Link

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