Mothers nursing orphans, retreating through the beams
I think that you exist but do you really?
Electric correspondence, you cannot pay the rent
With hand me down appendages for chemical enslavement

It's not indefinite, it's got a lifespan
You try to nurture it, hope for extension
As far as right and wrong, I know the difference
But right is oh so dull, and no one's interested.

Amsterdamage doctors, prescribing recipes
With side affection stapled to your black jeans
Expressions are revealing just where I'd rather be
But I'm thrown under the bus to try to resurrect a dead scene

Buckle down, when it becomes a threat you vocalize a hard truth
So here goes
I've reached the top of this ladder but what did it matter,
It's on the wrong wall


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    General Commentnot quite sure, because there are a lot of phrases i don't understand exactly (perhaps because english isnt my mothers tongue)
    i think its some kind about the future, perhaps about robotics taking the most important parts of our lifes
    but as i said, im really not sure bout that
    Jörnon September 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTHE BEST SONG EVER... I LOVE THE NEW BAND I LOVE THE NEW CD

    but i have no idea what the song is about tho... but it has such a great beat and feel to it.. its so good.

    As far as right and wrong, I know the difference
    But right is oh so dull, and no one's interested.
    === rebelling?
    brokenx0xloveon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfran explained before they played this song the other night in milwaukee : this about playing shows; more specifically basement shows like one in milwaukee with 7 angels 7 seven plauges a couple years ago.
    malissieiaon December 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI've reached the top of this ladder but what did it matter,
    It's on the wrong wall

    I thought this bit meant that he'd achieved something or reached a goal (reached the top of this ladder), but it didn't matter because he'd reached that goal in the wrong way (on the wrong wall).

    I'm not sure how that fits in with the previous post though...
    ThisismyUsernameon April 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the last lines of this song..."I've reached the top of this ladder but what did it matter, its on the wrong wall"
    A7XWakingTheFallenon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its written about people who are enslaved to a drug addiction.
    The song seems to describe people living in tenements, hidden to the eyes of society. They have no money because it is all spent on their chemical enslavement.
    "Amsterdam Doctors" I've heard is slang for Drug Dealer, so the lyrics in the song are a play on those words, saying that these "Doctors" are harmful.

    "It's not indefinite, it's got a lifespan
    You try to nurture it, hope for extension
    As far as right and wrong, I know the difference
    But right is oh so dull, and no one's interested."

    Those lines obviously speak about drug addiction.
    Life isn't indefinite, you have a limited amount of time, you try to keep yourself healthy to extend your life, drugs are obviously bad for you and even though he knows the difference between whats right for him and what will kill him, he likes doing the drugs because its more exciting then not.

    "I've reached the top of this ladder but what did it matter, It's on the wrong wall"
    Even if he overcomes the addiction, its a pointless victory because his life is already shit and certain to end.
    RuleofNineson April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentForgive me if I'm wrong but here's what I get from it

    Mothers nursing orphans, retreating through the beams
    I think that you exist but do you really?
    *hallucinations maybe??

    Electric correspondence, you cannot pay the rent
    With hand me down appendages for chemical enslavement
    *can't make the rent cuz the money's going toward the drug
    Used needles to support the addiction

    It's not indefinite, it's got a lifespan
    You try to nurture it, hope for extension
    *can't do this forever but you can't stop either

    As far as right and wrong, I know the difference
    But right is oh so dull, and no one's interested.
    *Of course its not right but life is so shitty without the drug

    Amsterdamage doctors, prescribing recipes
    *amsterdam (famous for you know what ha)recipes being the substances

    With side affection stapled to your black jeans
    Expressions are revealing just where I'd rather be
    But I'm thrown under the bus to try to resurrect a dead scene
    *feels like shit and looks like shit without it and it's obvious to others around him

    Buckle down, when it becomes a threat you vocalize a hard truth
    So here goes
    *he has to face the truth and needs to stop

    I've reached the top of this ladder but what did it matter,
    It's on the wrong wall
    *He may have reached a turning point but maybe relapsed into something else
    whatawaytogoouton October 10, 2009   Link

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