"Snow on Dead Neighborhoods" as written by and Benjamin P Cooper Alexander P Kane....
Pluck all the wires from your skin, and toss them to the wind
Open your chest and let me in, I'll help you mend

While you carve our names in the ice on the sidewalk
And I do the same on the face of a cinderblock

Thousands of houses hug this road, but no one's home
All the picket fences look like bones, 'cause nothing grows
Snow covers everything in sight a ghostly white
Under that blanket there's no life, just blinking lights

And we peer through the glass of those empty households
The TVs are all still on. They're flashing images against the walls


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"Snow on Dead Neighborhoods" as written by Benjamin P Cooper Alexander P Kane

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    General Commentthis song really puts a picture in my mind. it's kind of like everything is empty and dead.
    it might be similar to Grand Machine in the way that it's saying that people are a little too obsessed with material life.
    littlestar3on September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great.

    the first part about the wires makes me think about common machines/objects that we use everyday that operate on electricity, and the guy singing the song just wants us to disconnect from all that for a second, and connect to a real, live human being.

    also, the bit about the "houses hugging the road, but no one's home":
    it sounds like he's describing what happens to a lot of people, they fall into a routine and then begin to harbor feelings of apathy

    i just realized, although i do like this song, i kind of feel like i'm beginning to slip into that category. thank you, electric president, for elevating me to a new higher level of consciousness.

    i am ALIVE again!
    interioreyecaston December 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commentalot of their lyrics seem to have that same impatience with the world tone. i love it, it makes you think of what we have become.
    great song
    fastmotion123on November 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just went running the other week through my neighborhood with this song on my ipod... all i can say is wow, it was powerful. I live in Wisconsin and right now we have snowbanks taller than me and as I was running, listening to this song I saw the following:

    -No people outside- maybe like 2 people with snowblowers throughout my whole run
    -A T.V. on inside someones house, but i saw no people
    -A full moon
    Overall it just gave me an "awesomely creepy" feeling, it was just great. i can't wait to hear the new electric president cd.
    Dirkskoula41on March 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMakes me think of the house in Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains."
    Periodixon April 25, 2010   Link

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