let's hear it for circuits
lines drawn in the earth
cut to scramble for ramble
little mouse hole to park your new car
and chew off our arms
with teeth we are losing from slow, comfy screwings
three cheers for the backseats
your legs pin that look in your eye
you'll never take me alive

this is what you are
you are what you are

let's hear it for mirrors
with the ghost image clearer
hip hip for the pig that religiously belts you undone
this little piggy had none
'cause god hates our country
she told me she wants me to sing out "he's female!"
three cheers for the gal in the sky
you'll never take me alive

this is what you are
you are what you are
this is what you are

do you know what it means to be doomed?
do you know what it means to be cursed?
when the blue eyes are washing their mouths in the south
you know they're hiding bodies north

did you know that we're sinking knee-deep?
did you nail down what you plan to keep?
when the poltergeist pushes his freight on your shore
you are done for
done for
done for

the caskets are coughing with quotable quoting
the graveyard is littered with loves who thought there was no doubt
the world could not live without

this is what you are
you are what you are
this is what you are

if I live through the day when the comet does come
I will write everyone down my list one by one
sharpen the axe
stomp the flames out on backs
I will be who you want me to be
I will be who you want me to be

do you know what it means to be doomed?
do you know what it means to be cursed?
when the blue eyes are washing their mouths in the south
you know they're hiding bodies north

did you know that your boot hills are stuck?
losing feet worth the rabbit's good luck
when the devil is resting his head on your door
you are done for
done for
done for

you are done for
done for
done for

did you know that you nurse a beehive?
come and get it
come take me alive
all the nooses are in it; a grizzly frontier
we will show this cruel world
we will show this cruel world we were here


Lyrics submitted by heartinasling, edited by r74

You Will Never Take Me Alive song meanings
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    General CommentHow are their no comments on this song.
    This is the strongest song on this alum
    Fucking brilliant.
    I think it's just setting the mood of control through fear. This particular song seems to me to be right before everything falls apart. "Did you know that you nurse a beehive?"
    Also, because he says throughout the song he says, "you'll never take me alive." Then, when the song gets to its end, after the build up, he yells "Come and get it, come take me alive."
    MagentaMSIon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't have my cd, as I lent it out, but isn't it "losing feet weren't the rabbit's good luck?" I wish I could reference this
    MagentaMSIon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd "all the noses are aiming at grizzly frontiers?"
    I reallllly wish I had this CD on me....
    MagentaMSIon March 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI have mine handy, not that I need it for this particular song. Magenta is correct. This is full of mistakes and spelling errors.
    And it's "I will right everyone wrong on my list one by one"
    Arcadiaon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDamn! "i will right every wrong"
    Sorry. I messed up.
    Arcadiaon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAgain, my paper Chase interview:
    imposemagazine.com/the-cult-of-the-paper-chase/20414/

    What I find funny in this song is. "god hates our country he told me she wants me to scream out he's female...."

    it's like Basket Case by Green Day, "I went to a whore, he said my life a bore....its bringing her down."

    Of course, Paper Chase is way smarter lyrically, musically, etc/
    Rock4lighton August 14, 2009   Link

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