"The Hole In Your Roof" as written by and Richards....
What do the men say
To the women when they lay down at night
All naked of arms from the old imagined fight?
And how do the women hear?
In kind and in likeness of light
"In kindness you needn't and neither do I
We are both of us capable of flight"
And as if to give proof
She jumped through the hole in the roof
What did the condemned say
To the blessed when they met on the path?
"O you take the low road and I'll take the high for a laugh
(but if I'm laughing now it's because I've a gentle heart)"
And because it was true
He slipped through the hole in the roof

La la la la,
La la la la la la...
From above your head a thing can be read that you're thinking...

What the secretaries sing and the CEO's bark in the bars

What do the dead say
To the ones who still think they're alive?
"With your heads all on backwards
You can't see in front for what near behind you lies"
"Well show us some help then
Above your head let it flicker the light
These ones that I'm with
Have not learned to forgive your necessary alibis
When they made you love money
And the poor prophet's stock
When they poisoned the watersheds
And fashioned our arrowheads
From the deep forbidden rock

O but did you see what people do?
And when you saw it you did it too
Now all your children are twice the size of you
And they come in at night through
The hole in your roof
The hole in your roof
The hole in your roof
The hole in your roof

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    General Commentthis could well be one of my favourite augie march songs. definatily the highlight of sunset studies.

    although i dont know what it means.
    worlds_best_grandmaon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourites on sunset studies too! second only to owens lament, im not sure what this one is about either. i think maybe about loss of innocence, or maybe about the bliss of ignorance or about wanting to understand something that you cant possibly understand until you've experienced it personally. ill have to think about it more.
    notethetreeson May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's definantly what alot of his songs are about...women..and their lives dealing with abuse.
    foxymanon May 23, 2010   Link

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