"The Beginning of the End" as written by and Miller....
We're not sentimental
We're just oil-filled machines
Trying not to say the things we mean
You gotta show us a little love

Our big brother tells us
That it's something in our genes
Pretty soon we'll all be coming clean
So start showing a little skin

I'm the judge and jury
I'm the lion and the lamb
And this is the beginning of the end
It's breaking you down
We're breaking you down

We're unrecognizable
We're sunken submarines
Trying to escape before we're seen
You're gonna miss us when we're gone

I'm the judge and jury
I'm the lion and the lamb
And this is the beginning of the end
We're breaking you down
We're breaking you down


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    General CommentDoes anyone else out there think that, musically, this sounds like an Oasis song?
    stoolhardyon July 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyes i definitely agree, it sounds a lot like oasis to me
    ejb3939on August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(specifically reminds me of the song "hello")
    ejb3939on August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhaaaat a difference from their previous albums.
    damn.

    currently my favorite guster song.
    ellie117on October 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone else see the ties to the novel "1984"? I was up at three in the morning one night over Christmas break working on a project on "1984" and I was listening to my iPod. This song came on and I found myself singing along with it. Then, I realized what the words were and I replayed the song about three times. I tried to come up with a soundtrack to play in the background when we played the boardgame (my project) but I couldn't find enough songs that fit the book.

    Anyone who has read the book should know what I'm talking about. Yes, Big Brother is mentioned but there are other things in it.

    "Trying not to say the things we mean"
    In "1984" the civilians could not say what they truly felt because of the Thought Police and then they would be tortured.

    "Our big brother tells us
    That it's something in our genes"
    In the book, the main character is told that he is crazy and that is the only reason why he won't obey Big Brother. But he is told that he will be cured so that he follows Big Brother.

    "I'm the judge and jury
    I'm the lion and the lamb"
    Big Brother is the ultimate dictator. He is the judge and jury and the lion and lamb.

    "We're unrecognizable
    We're sunken submarines
    Trying to escape before we're seen
    You're gonna miss us when we're gone"
    The civilians in "1984" are all dressed exactly alike. They have to dress this way.
    Also, they have to on the lookout for the Thought Police. They have to ESCAPE from the Thought Police before they figure out the thoughts in their civilians heads.

    Eh, may be a stretch, but I think it its pretty well.
    1967Impalaon May 18, 2008   Link

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