Choose life... (x4)

We all can lean on figures and crutches
It's such an easy thing to do when you're so unaware
We all can change our tegument's function
Replace the outer shell with something more neoteric
We all can lean on figures and crutches
A busy wife-child losing all her selfish memory
Will only lean on figures and crutches
Become a child and plastic surgeon

Let her go
Yelled the occupied pharaohs
A lucky soul
Who just so happened to break out

She took the corner way
And in the event that the normal result should fail

If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
And I won't breathe at all
Until you blink at me, I'm coming
If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
And I won't breathe until now.

We all can lean on figures and crutches
The politburos will expect their free lunches
Perhaps we all Van Gogh our hearing of pieces
But we're assured of the existance of a better way
We all can lean on figures and crutches
Replace our hearts

If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
And I won't breathe at all
Until you blink at me, I'm coming
If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
And I won't breathe until

You're strolling down the pavement

If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
And I won't breathe at all
Until you blink at me, I'm coming
If you want to be something new, I'm coming
If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
And I won't breathe at all.


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    General CommentOoh first comment.
    I know the reference to 'something more neoteric' refers to the Greek and Latin poets in the Hellenistic period; based on personal themes.
    Changing the tegument's function - maybe that means changing what you are on the outside with something that reflects more personal.
    Maybe it's about hiding behind masks and 'leaning on figures and crutches' shows they think that people are doing just that, and shouldn't.

    Honestly, I don't really know what this song means ... but I think it's my favourite of theirs.
    I love their eccentricity.
    ¡FФЯWДЯD, RUSSIД!
    Rhiannonrouletteon October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is all about refusing to conform to society's standards

    "We all can lean on figures and crutches
    It's such an easy thing to do when you're so unaware
    We all can change our tegument's function
    Replace the outer shell with something more neoteric
    We all can lean on figures and crutches
    A busy wife-child losing all her selfish memory
    Will only lean on figures and crutches
    Become a child and plastic surgeon"

    the figures and crutches are those holding up society, such as government leaders, and the next line is talking about how people are so unaware of how they conform and that we don't even question or notice when we do.
    i'm going to agree with the person above me on how "changing the tengument's function" is talking about changing what's on the outside, but i think it's saying that now people are changing their outsides to be just like everyone else as with standards of beauty and behavior. and the next line goes on with this idea as saying we're changing our outside shell to be more neoteric, meaning new so going with the new trend. this can also go along with the line about the plastic surgeons and the mother line reminds me of a stepford wives scenario.

    "Let her go
    Yelled the occupied pharaohs
    A lucky soul
    Who just so happened to break out

    She took the corner way
    And in the event that the normal result should fail"

    this is all about someone realising that conformity is just stupid and they escape from it.

    "If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
    If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
    If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
    And I won't breathe at all
    Until you blink at me, I'm coming
    If you wanna be something new, I'm coming
    If you won't blink at me, I'm coming
    And I won't breathe until now."

    then i'm not sure about the chorus, but i think it has something to do with awakening everyone else to how we are all becoming pretty much the same and uniqueness is becoming a rareity.

    "We all can lean on figures and crutches
    The politburos will expect their free lunches
    Perhaps we all Van Gogh our hearing of pieces
    But we're assured of the existance of a better way
    We all can lean on figures and crutches
    Replace our hearts"

    here "politburos" means communist leaders so i'm pretty sure this stanza is talking about how leaders expect everyone to be the same and the free lunches means we're expected to support our leaders. then "van gogh our pieces of hearing" is like cutting off our ears so we don't listen to them anymore. breaking away because we can find better leaders to lean on and replace our hearts.

    so in conclusion i think this is a song about awakening people to how our society is becoming so utterly conformist and that we need to stop.
    but that's just my idea...

    on another note, brilliant song. love it =]
    bromptonXblendon December 24, 2007   Link

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