"St. Broadrick is in Antarctica" as written by and Tsagakis Balling....
I know you don't want change
But nothing is ever what it used to be
Grab the rope, hoist yourself up
With a copy in head
Comforted by lions of substance
A solutive parade
Grab the rope, hoist yourself up
And drift like ants in hose water

These three angels used to be attorneys
It is such a serious thing to me
Oh how I search through the memories
It is such an experience for me
Silence creating bold letters like "not" and "better"
These three devils used to be apologies
These three angels used to be monuments
I try to find that feeling from that letter from my consistencies
Is such a painful thing to see when the shadows didn't bend
Like now and then
These three devils used to be apostrophes
So I destroyed a monument, so what

I know you don't want change
But nothing is ever what it used to be
Grab the rope, hoist yourself up
With a copy in head
Comforted by lions of substance
A solutive parade
Grab the rope, hoist yourself up
And drift like ants in hose water


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"St. Broadrick Is in Antarctica" as written by Embree Balling

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    General CommentWow, I always heard "These three devils.../So I distorted my arguments/So what?"

    I kind of like it better that way.
    heraretyon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm surprised nobody has yet said anything about this song, it's an amazing one in my opinion, but yet all the others are also.

    I'm not sure what it's about, but maybe someone doesn't like how another person in their life has changed, by drugs perhaps? and they want that person so drift away from there..and change? But the person does not want to...

    yeah that sounds right, in my opinion.
    KillerCerealxon June 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment1 word, 3 syllables: amazing.
    let uss be freeon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it said "Drift like ants in hose water." Hmmmm.
    Azurison November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think the most amazing thing about this song (and whole album. And whole band) is that never once had they practiced before. I don't think they even recorded together. And, if my momory serves me correctly, there were no pre-written lyrics. The singers just listened to the music a few times, wrote down some notes, and just belted it out.
    zbuton February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti always thought that instead of:
    "Grab the rope, hoist yourself up
    With a copy in hand
    Comforted by, the Lions of substance"

    that it was:
    "Grab the rope, hoist yourself up
    With a coffee in hand
    Comforted by reliance of substance"


    that would make sense if KillerCereal was right about this song being about drugs
    kwst483on August 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHOSE water. What the fuck is hole's water?
    Street Spiriton September 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG IS OBVIOUSLY ABOUT MATTHEW BRODERICK!!
    Poly61on July 03, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI agree about the lyrics being "coffee in hand," "reliance of substance," and "hose water." They make more sense with the song. I wanted to comment on the spoken word section, I thought it was fantastic, and if my interpretation is correct, the analogies are very clever.

    I think it's about breaking up. He's talking it out with the other person in the relationship. "I know you don't want change
    But nothing is ever what it used to be." He continues to tell the other, "Grab the rope, hoist yourself up with a coffee in hand, comforted by the reliance of substance. A solitude parade. Grab the rope, hoist yourself up and drift like ants in hose water."
    Paraphrased: I know you want to keep this relationship going, but it's not like it used to be. Get your coffee and pick yourself up, comforted by loneliness (it will always be there for you). Pick yourself up and slump away.

    I believe he uses a system of analogies in the spoken word section. Three angels=three devils=three words=I love you. He is reminiscing over a love letter. It's painful as he reads and in the silence inserts words like "not" and "better." He tries to muster up the same feelings of love he used to have, but the "shadows don't bend". In the same way that now is not then, he does not love her now, like he did then. "I love you" was once an attorney, an apology, a monument, and an apostrophe for him. He equates "I love you" to three monuments and then ends with my favorite line. "So I destroyed a monument, so what."
    Niceandblue2on December 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Niceandblue2. this song is terribly sad.
    Also, im extremely surprised that no one (no site /anywhere/) has the correct
    "with a coffee in hand
    comforted by reliance on substance
    a solitude parade"

    though im not sure he says solitude. i cant tell what se says though
    FrenzyofAppleson April 26, 2011   Link

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