The river was rainbow stew
The fishes choked and cursed
The thirsty dogs spat fire
Rolled in glue, then they burst
The fur balls flying, trees were dying
Dandelions were crippled, bald
We saw it all in color
Now we're waiting for the cloud

A mother forcefed baby milk
Which ticked and bubbled black
She sank it back with plastic pills
Although it stank, seemed thankful
Rolled up in her sack
She won't be back
She won't grow old
We saw it all in color
Now we're waiting for the cloud

And crocodiles were sprouting wings
Dead sheep filled the fields
The children rode on locusts
And threw slings at anything
That could be killed and eaten raw
No weeping sore, no claws, no balls
We saw it all in color
Now we're waiting for the cloud

We're told it could be fifteen days
We're busy digging holes
The deep ones for the pure selected
Shallow ones for old and sick
The derelicts, the poor
The junkies, criminals, the whores
There's more, there's red and yellow
Black and blue
There's me, there's you
(Waiting for the cloud)


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    General CommentI think this song is about poisoning via pollution, and waiting for the inevitable nuclear bomb to just finish it all off. The cloud being a mushroom cloud. Also the last verse denotes the class division which would occur in such a scenario.
    Nexus7on September 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps the greatest songs of our potential end, a beautiful and sad elegy in very visceral terms.
    kazmodeuson November 03, 2008   Link

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