Life on a mattress in a robe in a room full of emptiness
Knowledge has much better uses than self-pity and superiority
Maybe you are or could be the next Hoffman, Mahatma, or Chomsky
But no one will ever know

A sum of your parts are not gonna change any hearts
Not with hate in your eyes
In order to lead by example you have to show
A path to a better world, not a cell

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    General CommentI love the fact that Eric Melvin singing more nowadays.
    GDMarinon April 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking this is a song about Chris Hannah from Propagandhi. If you got the Potemkin City Limits album, he's in a robe and on a mattress...i think it may be an attack on the cynicism of the band.
    Propagandhiciouson April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking it might be something about the abortion issue.
    "Maybe you are or could be the next Hoffman, Mahatma, or Chomsky
    But no one will ever know"

    1MaX1on May 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually like the abortion idea, but I'm not so sure. The knowledge lyrics wouldn't fit though. I just think its about some lazy person who doesn't really care about what he does. He could be someone great, but he just spends his time doing nothing.
    modern manon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think you guys may have missed the meaning of this song. Consider this:
    A guy was trying to bring about change in the world. However, his methods were violent and ended up landing him in an asylum. He could have changed the world, but his violent means screwed up his pure intentions.
    The moral: Means never justify the end.
    GDMarinon May 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it's about Chris Hannah. Go to the G7 Welcoming Committee website ( and listen to the May installment of G7 radio.

    probably a backlash against Propagandhi's fierce opposition to punkvoter.
    subbevilon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure the new propagandhi singer, glen, is the one on a mattress in a robe in the potemkin city limits booklet.

    during the break between "but no one will ever know" and "a sum of your parts.." fat mike and melvin are saying something if you listen closely.. i don't know what it is though.
    mtvhatredon July 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentchris hannah and glen lambert are the same person

    and the song is obviously about him
    deadman182on July 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentbest song on the new lp
    BlackLungFeveron August 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the song a lot. And it is definitely about Propagandhi. Fat Mike said it in an interview with AMP.
    vjonnyvon August 23, 2006   Link

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