Yearning. Keep from burning. Keep on earning.
Someone's got to pay for all this television
There's children singing
And church bells ringing
And people skipping merrily to work
And dreaming and dreaming
For maybe you'll wind up crazy
And when you're drinking
You may start thinking
That you're stupid and you're lazy
Well just keep earning
Keep on yearning
And you will believe there are no gods and monsters
Gods and monsters
So full of contradictions
No dereliction
There are no gods and monsters
So useless and so pretty and so good
So pretty and so good
Gods and monsters
Now have I got you watching
For all the gods and monsters
Are sitting, reclining in the back row of your mind
I think that's what you'll find
Yes, there are gods and monsters
Yes, there are gods and monsters
Yes, there are gods and monsters

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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a life in which one wants material things ("yearning"), goes to work in order to buy them ("earning"), feels unhappy ("start thinking that you're stupid and you're lazy"), believes that the solution to unhappiness is to work more. This leads to an endless cycle, that uses one's energy up and makes one unable to think or feel.
    danielaBon March 18, 2013   Link

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