"Marching with Six" as written by and John Baldwin Gourley....
woke up late on that sunday morning.
woke up late yeah the sun was burning.
slides and chutes spilling explanations. slides and chutes offer alibis.

where the freeways mate and the flies congregate
there's a needle hungry for a place to sleep
where the jumpers meet in the film cloud eyes
with the doctors notes and them heavy heads we'll cry

lay my face back in the sleep finds me lazy
a fears friendly fed when you're free to be resting
birds in the sky and the rain won't soon
call in
gravel laced sunsets foaming in my belly

evident was the flood
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evident I was told
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a wonder it was worn
frame it up frame it up now frame it!
evident I was told.
frame it up frame it up now frame it!

Ohhh my baby's gonna take your breath away
ohhh my baby's gonna burn your soul
Ohhh my baby's gonna take your breath away
ohhh my baby's gonna burn your soul

evident was the flood
frame it up frame it up now frame it!
evident I was told
frame it up frame it up now frame it!
a wonder it was worn
frame it up frame it up now frame it!
evident I was told.
frame it up frame it up now frame it!


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    General CommentMaybe, skipped out on becoming religious and slid into a drug addiction. Now his head is in the clouds but his body is slipping into death or something of the sort... Not sure. I think it's about a drug addict trying to make the best of the worst (gravel-laced sunsets foaming in my belly?).
    Sk8erpunk912on April 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNic Newshams vocals in this are awesome and fit so well, can't wait for the new GAD album. As for the song, I think it's about contemplating and maybe actually going through with suicide after become addicted to a drug. I thought "gravel-laced sunsets foaming in my belly" was a great line, him jumping and the concrete/gravel is the end, the sunset. But he's only contemplating it hence the foaming in my belly, maybe he's worried but still wants to end his life. Anyway, one of my favourite songs, especially because of Nic's vocals.
    mattz123on May 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgravel lace sunsets..
    a sunset is horizontal.
    supposing it was gravel laced.
    gravel isnt always neccesarily black right ?
    foamin in my belly...
    sounds like he ate it.
    or maybe..
    it just went down his throat and now he's just gone.
    that baby took his breath away.
    that baby burnt his soul
    getfastereron December 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentin the right speaker
    at 10:09
    "and just to prove you dont know how to do anything"
    10:15
    :girl laughing:
    getfastereron January 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its about the realization of the shit he got himself into by becoming a user and the warning signs of drug addiction.
    "evident was the flood. evident i was told"- he should have seen it coming
    factnotfictionon February 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti cant remember if it was marching with 6 or elephant but one of the 2 i asked John Gourley about and he said it was about communism...i noticed alot of people on this site believe most the songs are about drugs. yeah i see were ur coming from, but the man him self told me otherwise so you may need to look at the song differently.
    codex avellum31on April 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell "woke up late on that sunday morning" usually people party on friday and saturday and i know when i used to party and do drugs i would wake up very late on sundays... then "theres a needle hungry for a place to sleep" kinda obvious.. and gravel laced sunsets foaming in my belly.. usually when you go to the hospital and they think you've overdosed on something, they use charcoal gravel, and i can see why he said "sunsets" cause he was probably pretty fucked up at the time haha
    xheyshortyxon July 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentif its any drug, it's meth

    woke up late on that sunday morning.
    woke up late yeah the sun was burning.
    slides and chutes spilling explanations. slides and chutes offer alibis.

    slides and chutes suggests the ways one would ingest.




    where the freeways mate and the flies congregate
    there's a needle hungry for a place to sleep
    where the jumpers meet in the film cloud eyes
    with the doctors notes and them heavy heads we'll cry

    freeways mate and the flies congregate... sounds like tons of activity...meth

    jumpers meet, suicidal depression


    lay my face back in the sleep finds me lazy
    a fears friendly fed when you're free to be resting
    birds in the sky and the rain won't soon
    call in
    gravel laced sunsets foaming in my belly

    cant sleep

    evident was the flood
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    evident I was told
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    a wonder it was worn
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    evident I was told.
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!

    evident was the flood, i was told. many warnings of the negetive effects

    frame it up, rub it in, told you so etc

    Ohhh my baby's gonna take your breath away
    ohhh my baby's gonna burn your soul
    Ohhh my baby's gonna take your breath away
    ohhh my baby's gonna burn your soul

    replace "my baby" with methamphetamines.

    evident was the flood
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    evident I was told
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    a wonder it was worn
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    evident I was told.
    frame it up frame it up now frame it!
    jacobxrosson September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI really enjoy Nics vocals too. The song wouldnt be the same without it.
    dm.tymon June 29, 2009   Link

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