It'll burn a hole right through this town. All the animals will feel this in
their cages it'll mix with minerals and backbones to go home and reflect how
they tore this building down you ask for more.

It'll last past a century of soil Icarus will see it on his way up past the
arrow
I understand now it is a color these are the people I group together pre-curse
the letters and the postcards that you sent my eyes are open sliding your tongue
across the paper produces effects that resemble weather tat resemble weapons and
the postcards that you sent my eyes are open.

Dig a trench with megaphones and pirates everything will change when you pull
this boat ashore.

From wheels to motors


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Song About Old Roller Coaster song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentI think it is a way to show that we're destroying the world that we live in and taking advantage of it. From "reflect how they tore this building down you ask for more"is how whatever we're doing has been damaging our surroundings and our never-ending search to find something better than it after we've ravaged it.

    An interesting mention is the story of Icraus who was told not to fly too close to the sun or the wax on his wings will melt or two low as the moisture will make his wings too heavy too fly. Icraus flew too close to the sun for the feeling of being in heaven was drawing him towards it and plunged to death as his feathers flew off.

    It seems as we're trying to find a way our heaven in the wrong way and as a consequence, (like the last commenter said), the old roller coaster is falling apart.
    onefortysevenAMon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsomethings being torn down, destroyed.... I think hes using quotes to evoke a feeling of a nuclear weapon... mix with minerals and backbones, a century of (tainted) soil, Icarus will see it on high......
    inhocsignoviceon December 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthuman beings have been destroying the earth ("this building"), through harmful innovation after innovation-"from wheels to motors." the nuclear weapon is the final step in our inevitable self-destruction. earth-the "old roller coaster"-is falling apart. better hide kids-"dig a trench"-the thrills are pretty much over.
    thesableantelopeon January 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a tremendous song but there are lyrics missing

    It'll burn a hole right through this town.
    All the animals will feel it in their cages
    It'll mix with minerals minerals and backbones to go home and reflect how
    They tore this building down
    You ask for more.

    In the last past a century of soil
    Icarus will see it on his way up past the arrow

    And I Said
    I understand now it is a color
    These are the people that I group together
    That pre-curse the letters
    And the postcard that you sent My eyes are open
    Sliding your tongue
    Across the paper
    Produces effects that resemble weather
    That produces weapons
    And the postcards that you sent my eyes are open.
    I understand now it is a color
    These are the people that I group together
    That pre-curse the letters
    And the postcard that you sent My eyes are open
    Dig a trench with megaphones megaphones and pirates
    Everything is changed when you pull this boat ashore.
    I need more from you

    Some are snakes
    Some are poison

    When you've given up flying
    When I've given thanks

    From wheels to motors
    From wheels to motors
    From wheels to motors
    From wheels to motors

    that is what i hear, although im not too sure about the lines "I need more from you" or "When i've given thanks"
    eltofdotsvilon April 18, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure paffi says "some are snakes, some are poisonOUS". you can definitely hear the sssss sound at the end of poison pretty easily.
    lagwagon182on August 22, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti don't see how it's about an old roller coaster... maybe one that an accident happened on? perhaps he's on the roller coaster as he's writing it. or he's dying perhaps. or maybe it's just about an epiphone-type moment.
    jonbashon August 18, 2006   Link

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