"Gloom and How It Gets That Way" as written by and Williams Buckley....
Pull the car over you're frightening the kids
What did you promise us about grinning in the rear view mirror without your fake teeth in?
Keep your glass eye glued on the end of the highway up ahead of us
The collision is always licking it's lips

You weren't supposed to open the door
Just keep the plane from drifting off course
We'll attend to the terrified first class convinced there's a hoof print on the bow
All hail the wounded heart contingent
Who've given us something more than faultlessness to sing about

Long live prosthetic live wires
The faulty mechanism of hope has disintegrated
Your captain nailed his feet to someone else's ship at the sight of me

Do what your mother tells you and put down the sheriff's horse
The choir on the black box rejoiced splendidly, singing hallelujah the king is dead
The king is dead

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"Gloom and How It Gets That Way" as written by Jordan Taylor Buckley Andrew John Williams


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    General CommentThe hoofprint convinces me to think that this song is about people around the 'accident' that was in this song, and how they belive that it was deliberate and not an accident. 'The faulty mechanism of hope has distinguished' seems to conform with this idea.
    Pointofgravityon January 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrom the beginning you'd think this song is just about transportation but the end I have no idea. Oh and the part about hoofprints on the bow is kinda referencing that episode of the Twilight Zone I do believe.
    Chuck Norris Zombieon November 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHonestly I reckon it's just a bunch of randomness strung together, ergo it has no specific meaning.
    Seewaon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat twilight zone episode that is referenced:

    laurelinwyntreon February 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love these lyrics! the imagery is brilliant. Keith Buckley is a genious.
    _dilemma_on September 08, 2006   Link

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