"Civil Sin" as written by and Chase/carr/peck/mahmood....
Here's to the gods and their seats on high
Nobody knows anything
Here's to the flags in their guilty sky
Nobody says anything

This aside, this coast is clear
It doesn't help, it doesn't help me

Who am I? Only
One more life that you can owe me
It's civilised, it's civilised, it's civil sin
Who am I? Only
One more lie so you can own me
It's civilised, it's civilised, it's civil sin

Here's to the crown in their Sunday best
Nobody knows anything
Here's to the crowd, slaves who never rest
Nobody says anything

And this aside, this coast is clear
Until one man buys the whole show
And this aside, my mind is clear
It doesn't help, it doesn't help me

Who am I? Only
One more life that you can owe me
It's civilised, it's civilised, it's civil sin
Who am I? Only
One more lie so you can own me
It's civilised, it's civilised, it's civil sin
(repeat)


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"Civil Sin" as written by Kevin Chase Christian Peck

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    General CommentNice
    Milburnon May 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirstly, i just got their new album today, after pre-ordering it on amazon AAAAAGGGGGEEEEESSS ago, and i LOVE the album. This song is one of the best on it aswell. Right I think this song is about a guy that has broken up with a girl, and he is trying to show the fact that she isn't special, and any guy can have her

    And this aside, this coast is clear
    Until one man buys the whole show

    This aside the coast is clear means that he has forgotten about her, and just wants them to get on as friends, but will always be jealous of any other guys that get with her.

    One more life that you can owe me

    This line suggest that she took away his life, and he wants it back.
    Has anyone else got any sugesstions, because I could be wrong, I'm really not sure.
    But mail back xxxxx
    Joedaboon May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhy aren't these guys getting a billion comments? They're so good, they deserve them! This was the first BKB song I heard and I've been in love ever since.

    The meaning though..? I have no idea. :P
    Tack-o-Ramaon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the new single too :)
    aestheteon June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentcan hear a bit of a muse type sound in this, but maybe its just me
    dave77on August 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt might be about the government being corrupt. "who am I? Only one more lie so you can own me" They lie to the public to get a vote. Then "nobody knows anything" Does anyone really know what gose on behind what they portray?

    It also say that "this aside the coast is clear" so maybe we are better without them.

    But that's just What I think- don't feel shy to say I'm wrong.
    rayne_bhowon September 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought it was about atheism
    InfidelityWeTruston October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Here's to the crown in their Sunday best
    Nobody knows anything
    Here's to the crowd, slaves who never rest
    Nobody says anything '

    I get the impression, and i may well be wrong! that its about people in higher places, and how its a tad unfair on the rest of us! In this verse surley by 'the crown' he means the royal family? and when ever you see the royal family in public, the crowds are huge. Surley this means that the crowd, normal working people, are slaves who never rest. This is what i make of it anyway. Civil means something like 'applying to ordinary citizens'. Therefore the fact that the royal family sit on their rich fat arses all day and do nothing whilst the thousands of faces in the crowd have full time jobs and keep the royal family is civil sin?

    Any way, its an amazing song! I love it
    rickysanderson October 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Here's to the crown in their Sunday best
    Nobody knows anything
    Here's to the crowd, slaves who never rest
    Nobody says anything '

    I get the impression, and i may well be wrong! that its about people in higher places, and how its a tad unfair on the rest of us! In this verse surley by 'the crown' he means the royal family? and when ever you see the royal family in public, the crowds are huge. Surley this means that the crowd, normal working people, are slaves who never rest. This is what i make of it anyway. Civil means something like 'applying to ordinary citizens'. Therefore the fact that the royal family sit on their rich fat arses all day and do nothing whilst the thousands of faces in the crowd have full time jobs and keep the royal family is civil sin?

    Any way, its an amazing song! I love it
    rickysanderson October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentClearly about rich people and that money can buy anything..
    "Until one man buys the whole show."
    RoD_131on November 04, 2006   Link

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