"Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes" as written by and Mark Gajadhar Jordan Blilie....



Brass boots, where has your gaunt gown gone?
Whose streets have you walked on?
Who did you meet?
What did they say?
Is the world just a foxhole you watch from?
Brass boots saw the war we're winning dramatized on leering tv screens,
Brittle moons breaking, giant swans pecking at all the free flesh.
C'mon, c'mon, let's run to the cracked open sun.
C'mon, c'mon, lets run to the ten-story gun.
Brass boots saw those trench-eyed preteens spraypainting fangs onto sanitized dreams;
Rich, rich, blackbirds falling asleep in broken bottle hot tubs.
Brass boots saw everybody laughing, saw everybody sleeping;
And death's grin grown men cleaving million dollar debts from the bank of their own skin.
C'mon, c'mon, lets run to the cracked open sun.
C'mon, c'mon, lets run.
The birds are burning down.









Lyrics submitted by JRCJYC, edited by ChipperSpiff

"Street Wars/Exotic Foxholes" as written by John Whitney Cody Votolato

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    General CommentWeakest track on the album, it never goes anywhere...Still decent.
    Hykinixon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song.
    theTyranton October 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHykinix: It /does/ go somewhere; It's just a calm song by them. They're allowed to do calm songs, too. >_>
    Nightmare Foxon October 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentagreed it does go somewhere, just wish it was longer
    RogueCheddaron December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with hykinix. i don't feel it does go anywhere interesting.
    Bethie09on July 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone noticed that exactly halfway through the song, it sounds like a completely different song?

    Its the exotic foxholes :]
    cheritabananaon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone noticed that exactly halfway through the song, it sounds like a completely different song?

    Its the exotic foxholes :]
    cheritabananaon January 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWTF. its liek my favorite off the new record!
    its the best one. it shows that Blood brothers have [had] skill to do more than screaming hardcore fantasies.
    JoeyMcChipmunkon May 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song truly shows their versatility. I shows that not only can they write lyrically fantastic hardcore songs, but also apply that same lyrical ability in more of a pop song. I love the gospel-esqe swoons that come in the second chorus.
    RSGunon November 03, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"and death's grin grown men cleaving million dollar debts from
    the band of their own skin"

    Wait band? it sounds like "The bank of their own skin"
    This song is beautiful- This song leads perfectly into Giant swan.

    Brass Boots - Political Figure? Since Giant Swan is about the death of a corrupt political figure
    Erriiieeeeon October 27, 2009   Link

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