We're lit by a torch
As we kneel in the court of the king
As we sift through the bones of an idol
We dig for the bones of an idol
When the will is gone
Because something keeps turning us on

You hold up the cup
You've been searching for
Since you were young
When you still had the bones of an idol
If you still had the bones of an idol
You'd be long long gone
But something keeps turning you on

We cling to the raft we are missing
By half what we wanted
But we escaped with the bones of an idol
Escaped with the belt and the title
But our land is gone

And something keeps turning us on


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    General CommentPretty, cool, and great lyrics. Neat-o.
    Eelsruleon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's finding inspiration. I think.
    LockeColeon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's poking fun at the term "bone idle", in which case the "finding inspiration" of LockeCole is like finding the inspiration to get off your ass.
    hothothot!on April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the effect religion has on people. On one hand, there are the people who are happy with the "bones of an idol", which I see as primarily a good foundation to build your life around. And then their are people who want power and glory... the cup, belt and title.

    And judging by the last part of the song, I'd say it's more specifically about how the people who are just in it for themselves end up screwing it up for everyone else.
    conspicuous7on July 10, 2011   Link

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