The Echo Police shoot twice and ask you Zero Zero questions.
Shady sessions in the backroom...
Double spotlight, they whistle tunes.
They hole you up, a hollow wall...
They hear you call. The needle's in the red.
The print-out scribbles - OVERLOAD - in code.

No-one shows an ounce of mercy
No-one turns a hair.
You scream, you shout and they shout back.
Exact, in tune....
No room for argument.
The Echo Police just don't know how.

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    General CommentThis is quite paranoid and it’s hard to guess what it means. But given the fact that the entire Asylum album is supposed to be kind of a concept album about insanity, the Echo Police can be a metaphor of a psychiatrist/psychoanalyst who tries to “infiltrate” into a patient’s mind, but fails – the Echo Police just don’t know how... But it can be something completely different. Anyway, it’s my favourite song on Asylum and the best way to open the album.
    slow pulse boyon July 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is more about the inner world of a person who is losing their mind and feels profound isolation. A person who is looking for some answer, but all they get is an echo. We think that deep down the answers to life's problems can be found within us if we're honest with ourselves, meditate on things, etc etc, but for this person there's nothing inside, nothing distinct from the loneliness: "the echo police just don't know how."
    blackoakon December 10, 2009   Link

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