"Cold As The Clay" as written by and Greg Graffin....
Whispers of ancients buried by dust,
Echoes of ages in canyons of rust,
Is heaven so lonely? I'll know soon enough

Cold as the clay, dark as a mine,
Wasting away blood, sweat, and grime
Panning for gold, picking for dimes, lying in wait for better times

The tools of the trade lie shopworn and old
The skills of the master done died with his soul
And the worklike routine is so lonely and cold

Cold as the clay, dark as the mine,
Wasting away, blood, sweat and grime,
Panning for gold, picking for dimes, lying in wait for better times

The land was converted, the river was moved,
The village expanded, some say it's improved,
But the lingering feature is a grim attitude

Cold as the clay, dark as the mine,
Wasting away, blood, sweat and grime,
Panning for gold, picking for dimes, lying in wait for better times




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"Cold as the Clay" as written by Greg Graffin

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    General CommentThis song is clearly about evolution and geological records that support evolution. Some Christians believe that "the missing links" dismiss all evidence of evolution when geology only adds more proof to the theory. The whispers of acients might mean a way of life that went in such a different direction than a harmonious acient culture because of ideological beliefs. Think about native Americans or south Americans when christains came and made them wear clothes and caused disease because their convictions. Our ancestors fought for us to be here now and to not appreciate nature in a way they did upsets the song writer. Although cities are technically "nature", he probably wants people to understand the natural world and go and be able to take a walk in the woods and identify everything he sees because that fucking cool to him and to any scientist. The lingering feature part gets me good grAffin. Well played. I'm not sure if he means the lingering feature of human history or the lingering natural world we want so much to destroy. Or the traits old naturalists once had like Darwin or other geologists tried mastering. Why does the comment button say something went "terribly" wrong. That seems a little over analytical.
    Thebonerstudon September 15, 2015   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if this is about a man dying
    or the end of an era the lyrics support both

    I like it!
    kilewithanion February 23, 2008   Link

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