"Tasman Awakens" as written by and Richards....
Honey goes candy in the condiment cupboard,
Unwax it. unplug it,
What you discover in August nights,
Like children walled in and papers drawn up for life -
That kind of truth you can't crack with a knife.
Smoke from the wood fire, unholy spires,
And can you surmise from which well you have drawn you courage, it stings your eyes
What you saw when she stood in the yard and she let him undress her -
What happened next you have failed to understand.
What happened then as he took her by the hand...
Little lights are burning bright in you
Little lights are burning bright in you
Orphan leaves of arrested trees divide the street from the gutter
As the sunset shudders at the prospect or night
On the children malled in and mauling their brethren and like -
That kind of truth is a needle and a knife.
That kind of truth is a needle and a knife...
And you little lights are burning bright in you
And you little lights are burning bright in you
And you little lights are burning bright in you
They tell you what you have to do.


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    General CommentThis is my fave augie song.
    Hard song to figure out, but my only thoughts are, is this about seeing a lover taken by another man?
    "it stings your eyes, what you saw when she stood in the yard and she let him undress her"
    then it goes on later with the melancholy feeling of it all - the dead leaves lining the street gutter, sunset coming.
    As for the little lights burning inside that tell you what you have to do - im not sure, maybe not suppress your anger and move on?
    Please comment!
    levelson June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is also one of my favorite songs of theirs. I concur with levels. The only meaning I can seem to grasp out of it is the heartbreaking pain of catching a cheating lover and the introspect involved thereafter after holding in the utter disappointment and anger.

    The bit with the honey is very interesting to me, the line "Like children walled in and papers drawn up for life" seems to refer to it. I think it denotes a bit of naivety such as, that which is sweet will solidify. The song comes back to this after the disappointment "On the children walled in and mauling their brethren and like" I think they are now jaded by the experience and view people as treacherous and perhaps locked into themselves.
    Electrofoxon May 31, 2009   Link

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