It's not a far commute to access the company of brighter pigments
Administer abuse, detach then release a pixilated statement
Recessive paper weights in training, school children infiltrate the branstem
Sexual organs start exchanging
It feels like I'm in a Darger painting, Henry must have been lonely

Van City's got a wide array of suspects
They're not afraid to do whatever you suggest
Seems to be no shortage of the excess
So let's dive in, let's dive in

A contraceptive verse, deceiving, so no one figures out what I mean
I'll harvest my tounge, negating lyrical parasites in waiting Zip driven amputee
Frustrated, can't seem to get a clear connection
You may have hit eject, impatient, feels like this room is going to cave in
And it could happen this instant

Submerged in an amber grave that's not how you'll calculate your worth
Don't consider it a waste, cannot keep from moving in reverse
Don't question me about the content, I'm not in the mood for explanation
So figure this out for yourself

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    General CommentThe song translated into simpler terms from my point of view.

    It's easy to get our music to reach white people.
    Abuse them, go away for a while, then come back with an album.
    They're being taught not to hold to anything.
    Students in the modern school system encourage and force this upon each other.

    This next part is possibly a reference to homo/bisexual teens.
    (Sexual organs start exchanging
    It feels like I'm in a Darger painting, Henry must have been lonely)
    Henry Darger wrote stories and painted pictures of hermaphrodite children. (They were both boys and girls at the same time)
    "Henry must have ben lonely"
    He was a recluse, and Fran may be asserting that loneliness leads to homosexuality.

    On to the chorus...

    Van City is slang for Vancouver, Canada.
    "Van City's got a wide array of suspects
    They're not afraid to do whatever you suggest
    Seems to be no shortage of the excess
    So let's dive in, let's dive in"
    Vancouver has the highest crime rate of any large Canadian city.
    Fran seems to be saying, like in the first verse, and in a satirical fashion, go with the flow. Let's go to Van City and commit crimes, because everyone else does. Let's hold to no beliefs, or go homosexual (No, I'm not against homosexuality), or listen to From Autumn To Ashes just because everyone else is doing it,

    Next verse...

    I'm using big words so the fans can't tell what I'm saying (Nice try Fran)
    I'll sing about what nobody thinks I will.
    "Zip driven amputee, frustrated. Can't seem to get a clear connection"
    (Zip is another word for an ounce of marijuana)
    Marijuana addict frustrated because he can't understand the damn song!
    He may stope listening to the song, impatient with this new style. (The change in Abandon Your Friends)
    The cave in may be a reference to the band braking up, which was their plan until recently.

    Last verse.
    Amber is a type of LSD (drug)
    If you die doing drugs, that doesn't mean you're a bad person or a good person.
    Don't consider your life wasted. Even if you diodn't do drugs, you would die another way.
    Don't ask me (Fran) what this song means. Figure it out yourself. (Which I think I just did)

    Possibly a deep song, possibly I'm just overanalyzing it. Great song either way.
    Autumn Abandonedon August 04, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is gonna be a hit. i just know it.
    brokenx0xloveon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree
    ..butiadoreher..on November 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really dislike the chorus of this song...and I love nearly everything else this band has done. I like the rest of the song quite a bit, the verses fucking RIP ASS!... just the whole "van city..." section is just too sing-song-ish. Bugs the crap out of me actually. Even the whole call-response thing with the corpse throated guy which I normally like sounds like crap on the chorus. And the chorus goes on too long, and it's boring. Ok, and that's the last negative thing you'll hear me say about this band. They rule otherwise.
    RitualDeviceon February 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFair enuf comment RitualDevice, you make a fair point...
    I quite like it tho, but WHAT THE HELL IS IT ON ABOUT??
    The name is great xD
    Iowa $evenon March 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song - is my fave fata song - i love the chorus
    nfgtitandaveon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song but it doesn't really have the feel of a From Autumn to Ashes song....but neither does their latest album. Anyway i'm not even going to try to have a crack at this song as it oculd mean anything, however Henry Darger was a painter and his work was relitively unknown until he died. His landlord discovered his work and writings depicting a story about far away planets and wars between the planets. Children seemed to play a major part in the story and his paintings.
    chris_nfgon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI did a little research and I definitely 100 % have to agree with Autumn Abandoned. Nice work man
    ahopelessromanticon August 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, I know what it's about 100%.

    "It's about the folk art of Henry Darger, and about shamans and mind expansion. And it's also a song meant to discourage the abuse of alcohol."

    That is right from the Wolf's mouth, I asked him myself.
    Aliveoutofhabiton June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think theres something else about the drug use, because a few of their new songs say something about someone dying from drug use, possibly a close friend of the band?
    w0rstn4m33v3ron June 12, 2007   Link

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