We're getting nowhere
Where did we go?
Shifting so slowly
Facing the top
Creeping and diving
The palm of my hand
Where we'll soon discover
A soft place to lie

She waits on the bow
Waves break from the south
There's no way to tell her now
She waits but we're getting nowhere

Transistor won't you take my signal
Stand in line beside and hold the wire
Transistor let the new world hit you
Help me reach the stars between your eyes
Transistor

We're shaking the apple
Tasting the ice
Feelings arise and
Feeling surprise
I see a curtain
Beginning to fall
What's good for the captain
Is good for us all


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    General CommentFirst I thought this was a song about a lost space ship with a mutinous crew. (No, really!) But now I'm starting to theorize that it's about the worrisome direction American politics has taken under President Bush's control.
    qveron December 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh god, wow. i saw them live last week and they sang this song... wow. powerful stuff.

    anyways, i agree. i think this is almost definitely about bush and american politics; when jake sang this song, he came out in a faux military uniform (with rhinestones!), and the light effects were imitating bombs in the background. those aside, though, this song just -sounds- like it's about war, corruption, government gone wrong... how dark it is, how sad. that's the feeling i get from it.
    avarchielon March 11, 2007   Link

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