To me it seems
That resting easy is a plea for change
And I long to taste that outward thought
Of course this means
Getting up from off my seat but it's warm
So warm in here, I'm restless to escape

Cause that's all it takes to buy a gun
On the third day of the third month
That's all it takes to buy a gun

Lungs
Breathe soft
Your blood gets thick
When the gun goes off

The rush creates
An impact on my current mental state
And some would say that's wrong
But I found
More joy in a coaxing with a gun
And the expression of the chaos we've become

Cause that's all it takes to buy a gun
On the third day of the third month
That's all it takes to buy a gun

Lungs
Breathe soft
Your blood gets thick
When the gun goes off

That's all it takes to buy a gun
on the third day of the third month
That's all it takes to buy a gun


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    General CommentI thinks about the current state of laws.They want a revamp of the laws perhaps?
    darragh666on September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMore corrections... sigh.

    To me it seems
    That resting easy is a plea for change
    And I long to taste that outward thought
    Of course this means
    Getting up from off my seat but it's warm
    So warm in here, I'm restless to escape

    Cause that's all it takes to buy a gun
    On the third day of the third month
    That's all it takes to buy a gun

    Lungs
    Breathe soft
    Your blood gets thick
    When the gun goes off

    The rush creates
    An impact on my current mental state
    And some would say that's wrong
    But I found
    More joy in a coaxing with a gun
    And the expression of the chaos we've become
    __________
    The song's lyrics, construction, everything, is intertwined. The message isn't hard to understand. People have become too complacent, too comfortable, too self-assured. Things are stagnant, and I'm sure many people have felt their own relationships turning stale many a time. Many people change their lives in explosive, sudden ways when they feel it's become stale. They find more joy in forcing things to be different than letting them stay the same, more joy in the expression of their feelings than the feelings themselves.

    The line "Third day of the third month" may refer to many different things...
    March 3rd 2005: James Roszko murders four Royal Canadian Mounted Police constables during a drug bust at his property in Rochfort Bridge, Alberta, then commits suicide.
    March 3rd 1971: Beginning of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and India's official entry to the Bangladesh Liberation War in support of Mukti Bahini
    March 3rd 1938: Oil is discovered in Saudi Arabia.

    The last and first I find to be the most likely - the last even more so. Oil? Well, that's all it takes for us to "buy a gun" and go to war for it, isn't it? Political... but the gun could EASILY stand for something else, very easily.
    Ayoson October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDude, Strange We Should Meet Here came out in 2004. As amazing as Idiot Pilot are, I'm pretty sure that they can't see into the future. You sure that they didn't just use "The third day of the third month" because it sounded cool? Or perhaps it has a personal significance? Just because you can use wikipedia doesn't mean that you have gained sudden insight into the meaning of the song...
    jessepenceon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHave you forgotten things such as the Gulf War?
    feudalfoxxon October 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, March 3rd is Daniel's birthday.
    tommaytoon March 28, 2008   Link

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