Goes it comes and goes
Although you try to hide it always shows.
And I try never to pretend I know
You flick the safety catch and off we go.

Shoot him down, shoot him down
Reap and sow the only thing you've left to show.

Is faith against your faith
That carves a look of love into your face.
As if you are proud of this disgrace
Accelerate and charging through the days.
You try not to listen anyway.
Not this day
Regardless of the words I had to say
Reputation's not an alibi.

(My time is your time, there won't be a later)

What do you see when you close your eyes
Like royalty or magic numbers or
Popular opinion just to prove that you are right.
A sugarspoon feed in withdrawal
And still needing for more
I ask you why you try
The lights that guide you will burn and blind you.

No tomorrow
No tomorrow.

What cannot speak cannot lie
I beg for more patience but you're still wasting
I should not have to make apologies.

Find a face
Put it on
Pretend there's no tomorrow.


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    General CommentI think its about trends/fads/fashion etc
    About how people follow trends in a certain respect and claim its because its "who they are" when really they're just doing it to fit in.

    "Find a face, put it on, pretend theres no tomorrow"
    This is Mikes sarcastic comment, he's saying yeah follow the trends, and pretend that the trends of tomorrow will never come. Cus when they do, and you spend your life trying to fit in all the time, the lights that guide you will burn and blind you.
    Fantastic dischordant riff at the end. Just Oceansizes way of saying "we're always gonna do OUR thing" i guess. Pure excellence.
    paper championon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDamnit I'm actually starting to agree with those seeing anti-religious themes in 'Size lyrics.

    This feels to me like a religious person arguing to an atheists that he should be allowed to believe what he wants and "should not have to make apologies". It works visa versa also (with atheism), but I feel this way makes more sense. This could all be a load of rubbish though...

    Can't help thinking that this is about closed-mindedness in relation to faith ("is faith against your faith", "you try not to listen anyway"). Though the atheist attempts to hide his distain for religion it "always shows".

    The protagonist argues that the only thing the atheists do is "shoot down" religion with "popular opinion". He is also critical of the atheistic lifestyle of bright lights (vice - sex, drugs, money) that will burn (hell) and blind (mislead) you. The atheist is even "proud of this disgrace".

    "No tomorrow" could be a reference to atheists who do not hold the religious belief that this planet is just a preparation for heaven ("tomorrow").

    A couple of other things:
    - "What do you see when you close your eyes?" - what do atheists believe in.
    "Royalty or magic numbers" - atheists still support the divine right of kings and superstition.

    My favourite line is the one I can't make fit into this crazy theory. "Reputation's not a alibi". My only thoughts are that the scientific improbability that God doesn't exist (reputation) is no excuse for a hedonistic lifestyle.

    Phew. Ok. Does any of this make sense to anyone or have I gone bonkers from reading pmassey's comments?

    Oh, and I'm an atheist.
    tinfoilon July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSome of the most incredible lyrics that are too confusing to truly say what they mean.

    "What cannot speak cannot lie
    I beg for more patience but you're still wasting
    I should not have to make apologies."

    The thundering, powerful delivery of the final line is a starburst of intense vocal delivery. Pure awesome.
    MrNemoon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the ultimate "Fuck you" song for me. The whole "reputation's not an alibi" thing, just reminds me of my ex and what a cunt she actually was! "What cannot speak cannot lie
    I beg for more patience but you're still wasting
    I should not have to make apologies." perfect! :D
    mushmanon July 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm watching a video on youtube right now, it's live and he says in the beggening "this goes out for anyone who's had a love affair with rocky 3"


    youtube.com/…
    jadedsugaron January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is immense.
    InAbsentiaon December 18, 2009   Link

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