"We Ride Skeletal Lightning" as written by and Jordan Blilie Mark Gajadhar....
We're the boys jailed in a horse's skull.
We nailed our ears to a feral glittery drone.
The only thing that makes our blood feel like blood
Is stealing cars and watching lightning bolts fuck.
So don't look away, every day's the same,
Every song's the same in this sanitized exploding airplane.
Well I got shot in the face, it's all on videotape
So come on, watch the blood, it's pouring commercial-free
Well I got shot in the face, it's all on videotape
So come on, watch the blood, it's pouring commercial-free
We're the girls chewing styrofoam
Pulling our wigs under a monochrome glow.
The only line that's talking us into bed
Is the freeway's static hiss drilling holes in our heads, so
So don't look away from the clouds leaking rust
The kingdom of heaven reeks of burning witches and dust.
Well I got shot in the face, it's all on videotape
So come on, watch the blood, it's pouring commercial-free
Well I got shot in the face, it's all on videotape
So come on, watch the blood, it's pouring commercial-free
Seven items dripped out the back of my head:
One big war and one color red;
One vulgar leg and one designer tree;
Two stallions and a pound of confetti.
Oh, salvation!
Hollow lightning, so skeletal...
Shipwrecked freeways!
Concrete ribcage, so boring...
Oh, salvation!
Hollow lightning, so skeletal
Shipwrecked freeways!
Well I got shot in the face, it's all on videotape
So come on, watch the blood, it's pouring commercial-free
Well I got shot in the face, it's all on videotape
So come on, watch the blood, it's pouring commercial-free
We ride skeletal lightning, vacant as a womb that's miscarried






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"We Ride Skeletal Lightning" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato

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    General Commenti dont exactly know what the whole song means...

    but i have an idea as to what the chorus means..

    the part that goes "i got shot in the face its all on videotape so come on watch the blood its pouring commercial free"

    it sounds like hes saying that anything that happens to someone will be on tv or the internet pretty much and that you can watch things that are even so bad as to getting shot in the face; commercial free. im not sure. but it sounds like stuff about the media like a lot of their songs.. i wanna know if anyone knows what the we ride skeletal lightning part means.
    clasicdisaster17on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree with clasicdisaster17, I just think this is about general violence and how easy it is to get access to such stuff.

    "Concrete ribcage, so boring..." Heart of stone, like people don't care what it is people see and have access to nowadays, kids seeing porn and executions on the lolinternet for example.

    I dunno, it's pretty cryptic. Fucking love it.
    as.the.sun.setson October 25, 2006   Link
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    General Comment[edit]: On second thoughts, maybe it's just about the world and people not giving a flying fuck about anyone but themself nowadays? It's goddamn true.
    as.the.sun.setson October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou guys are kind of right, but not really...

    It's about how people are addicted to television/the internet blindly. The "don't look away from the clouds leeking rust" is meaning how if the tv shows/broadcasts are skeletal lightning, they're coming from a cloud, or satellite. The leaking rust is saying how we're taking in this stuff thats dulling us over, and how its better than christianity.

    Most of the metaphors are straight forward, I'll ask them what the rest are when I see them in early december
    MaximusShredon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh god...please stop.

    I interviewed them in early november, this song is about the war in Iraq.

    but...it's pretty obvious...

    wow. "maybe it's just about the world and people not giving a flying fuck about anyone but themself nowadays"

    you guys are geniuses :D
    theinterpreteron November 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it still has a universal message aside from the war, though. I can see it being something about our addiction to television and media and how it is diluting the seriousness of certain matters (such as war and violence). I think it's also sort of about how so many teenagers get on the wrong tracks these days
    LintyFreshon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe Blood Brothers are not a songmeanings.net-friendly band - in that there will never be a definite meaning to the majority of their work

    I guess it could generate more comments though...

    They write lyrics in the same way that I aspire to. Every few lines they will make a point very clearly and powerfully, with lots of fairly vague but cool-sounding stuff inbetween.

    They're just badass in general and I'M SEEING THEM TONIGHT =D
    wireless89on January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwireless89 sucked the letters right out of my fingers.
    onethinwallawayon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwireless89 sucked the letters right out of my fingers.
    onethinwallawayon February 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits starting to bug me how every single song on this cd is basically about our shit bag president and the war in iraq...sure its big enough to base songs on, but an entire cd? jesus.
    eizohon April 22, 2007   Link

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