Before we were on our way
Up the ramp of death
I can say that you moved me
In many rich directions, good and bad
A mall on a weekday
The null experience
Piece it together, it showers you with oceans of the past--and there's no time to breathe
Get back
And start avoiding me,
or stop avoiding me.

If you're minus please listen
Don't abuse the trust
Take all of your engines
And concentrate on giving good advice
The scars are the raindrops
The presence in the pores of a grapefruit rhind
Will cause you to regress
And fall into a rhythym you can't hack--
until it's time to leave
Get back
And start avoiding me

In a flash
There is no time to be
Get back
And stop avoiding me
Or start avoiding me

Lyrics submitted by Quonset

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    General CommentThis song really grew on me over time. I think the Ramp of Death is the big plunge into adult life you take with your friends, you know, in your late teens and early twenties, embarking on whatever course of adventure you decide to go on. He's thinking back on those times, when you're up there poised on the edge, there's no time to breathe! Now it's a mall on a weekday, null, dull, old friends avoid each other. But it's not as sad as all that. It reminds of of a line by Auden --

    Put the car away; when life fails
    What's the good of going to Wales?
    DevastatorJr.on July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood call. I can agree for now.
    orphan_yachtson October 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti always thought the lines "the presence in the pores of the grapefruit rind...will cause you to regress...and fall into a rhythm you can't hack..." is referring to depression or anxiety...peeps on those meds are restricted from consuming grapefruit and could get very sick...just an adjunct thought to the rest of the subject matter...
    thevariableon January 17, 2016   Link

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