Let us turn our backs on this world of ease
Let us turn our backs and walk away
Let us close our eyes to the glory of the machine
Let us close our eyes and walk away

The houses are all gone under the sea
The dancers are all gone under the hill
The houses are all gone under the sea
the dancers are all gone under the hill

'And let us dream now the impossible dream of a math professor'

Even when the last tree falls - there will be fire
Even when the last bird is caught
Wooden boxes
Lovingly made by hands
And filled up with fire
To blow off the hands of the strong
With wooden boxes

'And let us never forget that the human race with technology is like an alcoholic with a barrel of wine'

Rise up! bring down the freedom club
Rise up!
Dream your impossible dream
Crawl from the hole in the earth
Crawl!
The captains of this ship of fools are flesh, and softer than wood

The Freedom Club The Freedom Club
Rage
The Freedom Club The Freedom Club
Wait

The hermit of the woods is gone
The shack taken down
And even though his mind now is corrupt
His desperate warning lives on

'Blandly titled industrial society and its future'

Rise up! Bring the funeral
Rise up!
Dream your impossible dream
Crawl from the hole in the earth
Crawl!
The captains of this ship of fools are flesh, and softer than wood.

The Freedom Club The Freedom Club
Rage
The Freedom Club The Freedom Club
Wait

Let us lay to rest our future dream
Let us leave it to rust and walk away
Let us turn around on the road of progress
Let us go back the way we came
The houses are all gone under the sea
(walk away walk away)
The dancers are all gone under the hill
(turn our backs turn our backs)
The houses are all gone under the sea
(close our eyes close our eyes)
the dancers are all gone under the hill
(turn around and go back the way we came)

'Because we can'


Lyrics submitted by karma sutured

FC: The Freedom Club song meanings
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  • +1
    General CommentObviously, this song is about the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski.

    "Wooden boxes [...] filled up with fire", refers to the bombs he made. His trademark was incasing the explosives with wood.

    'Ship of fools' is a short story he wrote.

    Hmm, the rest is pretty much self-explanatory
    Stamehadon June 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti always thought the lyrics after "the hermit of the woods is gone" was "the shack taken down" -- a reference to how kaczynski's cabin was loaded onto a flatbed truck and towed away in preparation for a trial.
    liquorton gooksbergon April 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFact to the line being 'the shack taken down'.
    karma suturedon September 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the above, except I think it isn't as much about Ted Kaczynski and his deeds but more about why he did it. He got so fed up with everything and everyone that he left the "civilized" society and declared war on it. The Unabomber was a nihilist and THAT is what the song is about.

    'And let us never forget that the human race with technology is like an alcoholic with a barrel of wine' -bound to overdo it, I presume...
    It is embarrassingly true...
    DinMorsPimpon May 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's not only about the Unabomber, it's about the Unabomber opposed to the Futurists, an avant-garde movement of the early XX century (in the context of the album, of course).
    delfoson June 24, 2011   Link

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