We're all prosperous and proud to be
With our holiday photos and our tickets for speed
Having kitchens installed for a family
And once in a while for making love
Look at her eyes, they're so eager and dead
As she dances for you, more than ready for bed
But it's alright on a tuesday night
To drink up and hit it at five

It's the new gold in fact
It will keep us all intact
As long as our eyes are alle closed
To the coals that we just fled
You can relax
Cause we're safe behind
Behind the Bush

We're in love we're all occupied
With our 200 lovers in a fast moving line
It's a need you cannot deny
It's something to straighten your spine
Now we know that grim reaper's on our side
We can turn to the papers and watch for the fight
Man it's warm let's just sleep outside
And see how the sky reflects our fire

It's the new gold in fact
It will keep us all intact
As long as our eyes are alle closed
To the coals that we just fled
It's the new gold in fact
That can keep us all intact
As long as our eyes are alle closed
To the coals that we just fled
You can relax
Cause it's far away
We're safe behind
Behind the Bush




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    General CommentA song about America.

    The lyrics are even less subtle when you check the liner notes and see that "Bush" is the only capitalized word in the entire song.
    HungLikeAJuryon December 31, 2008   Link
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    General Commentonce again kasper Eistrup impresses with his craftsmanship in writing. kasper has some sort of avertion to urban and suburban. for him the city equals degeneration and filth, but the suburbs are really no different. in a way they are worse, seeing as they cover up their secrets (think lampshade for example). under the pristine gardens the same worms gnaw at the innocents flowers. in a sense Eistrup betrays a very traditional conception of gender. The girl and woman are the innocents being corrupted by powerful, but also and for that reason sad and pitiable men (think make it grand). the girls glow with love but the men slowly drain them and they end up woman both eager and dead. in this case the woman is eager for comfort and intimacy but also dead tired and worn out, not having enough mental ressources to make realize her dreams. but intimacy has been replaced by alcohol and sleep at 5, and ocationally the extramarital affair. this is what the line of 200 lovers refers to. this mentality this way of life is unstable and it seems the people are aware of it themselves. they scan the headlines looking for the revolution. maybe looking for the reflection of the fire they themselves have started by leaving their coals behind with closed eyes. they feel safe behind their bush with the new gold and can watch the grim reaper's trail of destruction from afar.
    CDT91on May 02, 2013   Link

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