Well I say it's just smoke
So you say it's the hair of ghosts
So I say it's the white hair of Poseidon
Ebbing in the tide in some dead sea

So you say it's some Shroud of Turin
And the sun wore it white and the earth wore it thin
Or the sun wore it white and His faith wore it thin
Unraveling heavenward
It's saddled to tiny birds
Or other such winged things
Either way they are struggling
Either way they are miniature
Either way they're invisible
But either way they're confused
As Hell would have them

And the pattern of flight is chaotic and blind
But it's right cause chaos is yours and it's mine
And chaos is luck and like love and love blind
The pattern of flight is chaotic and blind
But it's right cause chaos is yours and chaos is mine mine mine mine
And chaos is love and they say love is blind

But they're subject to hating us
Oh, just like the rest of us
Oh, but just like the best of us
They need the rest of us to stay alive
So thats not where confusion lies
That's not where illusions to the fact that the truth is just smoke in your eyes
Does lie

Confusion lies in which other wicked things do lie with
Confusion lies in which other wicked things do lie with
And chaos is yours
And chaos is mine
And chaos is love and they say love is blind

So I say oh I see now it's just smoke
So I say oh I see now it's just smoke
Oh I say oh I see now it's just smoke
Oh I say oh I see now it's just smoke


Lyrics submitted by MaxpowerSupreme, edited by smileyoureontv

Winged Wicked Things song meanings
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the song is just decribing a conversation about smoke.

    He says its just smoke. Other person entertains that its the hair of ghosts (wouldn't that look like smoke?). He returns that its the white hair of poseidon and adds in more imagery. It starts to turn into a convo about religion. Shroud of Turin talk is about whether its the sun that wore it white and the earth that wore it thin or if its the son (of God... Jesus) that wore it white and his faith that wore it thin. Basically if religion is real or not, or at least the shroud of turin. But the smoke is made up of the shroud of turin and its being unravelled by tiny invisible birds that are struggling to make it rise.

    Of course this is defined by chaos because of how smoke does rise. Then the whole chaos is luck, luck is love, and love is blind thing comes up and basically he is trying to logically tie chaos to being blind through luck and love in turn.

    The next couple of verses I can't make too much sense of. I just think of it like... people need each other to survive. Maybe he's tying that to those birds and their chaos.

    Anyways, in the end when he's saying so I say oh I see now its just smoke... he's either talking about the smoke really just being smoke or that the conversation is really just smoke because it doesn't really mean anything and isn't really meant to.
    BobsRevengeon April 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentReading over this a few more times im starting to perceive
    that maybe spencer is simply stating that no religion is right
    and all of this is chaos
    so i say oh i see now its just smoke
    you say its the hair of ghosts
    simply put i think hes just denouncing religion for it causing so much conflict between so many people who are all one in the same
    Midastouchon March 29, 2008   Link
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    General Comment... just going to put down the complete lyrics Spencer wrote...

    I say it's just smoke
    So you say it's the hair of ghosts
    So I say it's the white hair of poseidon
    Ebbing in the tide in some dead sea
    So you say it's some Shroud of Turin
    And the sun wore it white and the earth wore it thin
    Or the son wore it white and his faith wore it thin

    Unravelling heavenward - it's saddled to tiny birds
    Or other such winged things
    Either way they are struggling
    Either way they are miniature
    Either way they're invisible
    But either way they're confused as hell would have them
    And the pattern of flight is chaotic and blind
    But it's right because chaos is yours and it's mine
    And chaos is luck, and luck: love and love: blind
    (so) ba da da
    The pattern of flihgt is chaotic and blind
    But it's right cause chaos is yours
    And chaos is mine, mine, mine
    And chaos is love and they say "love is blind"

    But they're subject to hating us, just like the rest of us
    But just like the best of us
    They need the rest of us to stay alive
    So that's not where confusion lies
    That's not where an allusion to the fact that the truth
    Is just smoke in your eyes does lie
    No
    Confusion lies in which other wicked thing to lie with
    And if chaos is yours then chaos is mine
    And chaos is love and they say "love is blind"
    So I say oh, I see now, it's just smoke...



    The song's open for interpretation. I personally think that he's stating that truth is a matter of perspective and can... cloud an issue (the truth is just smoke in your eyes) so you can't see clearly.
    People are willing to argue and fight over something - the exact same thing - just because they think the single entity is different. So perhaps it is about God. Different religions and even different branches of the same religion are willing to go to hell and back to fight over something they actually agree about; but because they are not willing to see the other's perspective, they are blind to the fact it's the same damn thing.
    And we all need each-other, fights or not.
    ValhallasDaughteron February 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIf you'd like to hear this song, and you haven't, the band has let Daytrotter distribute it for free. You can use the following link to get it:

    daytrotter.com/file_download/…
    MaxpowerSupremeon August 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's actually:
    So you say it's the Shroud of Turin-
    and
    The sun weren't white and his faith wore it thin-

    This is another breathtaking song from Sunset Rubdown, though. I heartily recommend downloading it.
    Good Lionesson September 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI actually thing the lines are:

    "And chaos is yours,
    And chaos is mine
    And chaos is luck and like luck and love blind
    So I say, oh, I see now
    It's just smoke"

    This is an amazing song. To me it is about religious fanatics of all faiths. He says, "So I say it's the white hair of Poseiden
    Ebbing the tide in some dead sea
    So you say it's ths shroud of Turin".
    He is saying we all have different beliefs about God or higer powers. One may be Christian and another may be mythology. But all beliefs are bound by one common fact; they all base their beliefs on abstract "invisible" things like "wicked winged things" also known as angels or demons (depending on how you look at it). But then he says that all this leads us in chaotic lives but beware to write believers off as irratioinal because love is also chaotic and we all believe in love.

    He goes on;
    "But they're subject to hating us
    Oh, just like the rest of us
    Oh, but just like the best of us
    They need the rest of us to stay alive"
    One group may be hated by another and wonder why, but if they look at them selves, they hate right back. And their leaders hate too! But if there were no believers, there would be no church or God HImself.
    He then ends the song by stateing.
    "So I say, oh, I see now
    It's just smoke"
    We are all fighting over things that don't really matter, getting obsessed an blinded by the smoke when there are more important things to get to.
    panxmanon October 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are pretty inaccurate. How is it possible to edit these lyrics? Do I have to edit the creator?
    Junewraithon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI mean message the creator.
    Junewraithon July 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin short, yes.
    msweron August 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the taming of the hands that came back to life he says do you think the second verse has to many violins

    and in this song the second verse has violins so maybe he was mentioning this song

    but i could be wrong
    just a guess
    Sunset Rubdownon August 30, 2007   Link

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