"kingfish pies" as written by Eric Pulido, Paul Alexander, Eric Nichelson, Tim Smith and Mckenzie Smith....
Particle separation room
Is made without windows
They say its because someone might break in
And take whatever they chose
And making kingfish pies takes much longer now
Without any windows

Particle separation room
Is made without tables and chairs
They say its because they don't fit in here
We don't need tables and chairs
And making kingfish pies takes much longer now
Without any tables

Particle separation room
Is made with lots of big machinery
Well sometimes it nears through work much faster
And they turn up the machines
And I just can't hold on
And once my hand got caught
And making kingfish pies takes much longer now
With my only one hand


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"Kingfish Pies" as written by Eric Pulido Eric Nichelson

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    General CommentYes, lazyoldsun, you're on to something with 'strive for bigger machinery and greater technology'...more specifically, advancements in the sciences (hence "particle separation"). Naturally, one when one hears something hears the word ‘advancements’ paired with something to do with technology, he or she immediately ponders the potential impacts (those being positive ones) they could have on mankind; however, we find that these strives for the betterment of humanity leave the speaker in “Kingfish Pies” largely abused: "with my only one hand." Surely the image of the one-handed worker reminds us of the numerous individuals of the working class during the Industrial Revolution who were maimed during their strenuous careers of manual labor. Sure, it is subtly reminiscent of the of the industrial revolution, but when I hear “particle separation room…made without windows,” the industrial revolution isn’t quite the first thing I think of; rather, I imagine modern-day research labs, researching things they shouldn’t be researching. There’s so much more to this song.
    sergeantspareon January 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you all are right.

    This song is definitely about the negative effects of advancements. Reminds me of the saying, "they don't make um' like they used to, back in the good ol' days".

    It does a bit of dark humor to it as well.
    RTBRAND1on June 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"and sometimes it needs us to work much faster."
    I think it's about the working class of the future..
    :>on September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTim Smith mentioned in an interview that while they were working on "Van Occupanther" he was working in a factory putting batteries in remote controls. He said it was great because he could just tune out and listen to music for 8 hours a day, and then go record with his band at night.

    But I kind of wonder if this song is a reflection of his experiences in a factory (I'm sure he'd worked there while they were recording "Bamnan" as well).
    NorthWriteron March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe booklet says:

    the particle separation room
    was made without windows
    they say it's because someone might break in
    and take whatever they chose
    and making kingfish pies takes much longer now
    without any windows

    the particle separation room
    was made without tables and chairs
    they say it's because they don't fit in here
    we don't need tables and chairs
    and making kingfish pies takes much longer now
    without any tables

    the particle separation room
    was made with lots of big machinery
    sometimes they need us to work
    much faster much faster
    then they turn up the machines
    and i just can't hold on
    and once my hand got caught
    and making kingfish pies takes much longer now
    with my only one hand
    IHaveReadTheBookleton December 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationA tragic story told in a very upbeat and lighthearted way. Dark humor at its finest. The underlying message is simply how some technological advancements are unnecessary or inefficient. In other words, why would it take particle separation to make kingfish pies? They have to increase security to prevent theft of their expensive machines. They don't have room for tables or chairs anymore with the machines. "They", probably referencing the monocle men (controlling government referenced throughout the album), need them to work much faster to keep up with the machines, but they are in turn making their workers less efficient as a result. But I wouldn't look so far into this ones, as humor is the obvious intent.
    Razamatazzon April 11, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHilarious.
    amestheamazingon October 01, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Commentlol yes, hilarious for sure.

    Is this song about losing the simple pleasures of life as a result of our continuous strive for bigger machinery and greater technology?
    lazyoldsunon April 23, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI thought it was about sweatshops.
    and making
    kingfish pies.
    mr.doodleon December 19, 2008   Link

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