"Don't Ya Rile 'Em" as written by and Charles Thompson....
I'm seeing how boring it gets
Back where the sun never sets
And a day is really two days
I was feeling so tired inside

My eeys were stitched open so wide
It was making me kind of uptight
Oh yeah
All right

And the power man says
Don't ya rile em
Going asylum
Don't ya rile em

Going asylum
Tonight
Tonight
I've been working my way back to sane

Its coming back to me again
Old navigational ways
Back in time where I belong
They're playing my favorite song

That whistling meteorite
Oh yeah
All right
And the power man says

Don't ya rile em
Going asylum
Gont ya rile em
Going asylum

Gont ya rile em
Going asylum
Tonight
Tonight


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"Don't Ya Rile 'Em" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General Comment"This is a song about the advent of electricity and artificial light into modern life."
    - Frank on stage, 5/93
    jimjeskeon July 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was an argument for the benefits of stargazing. Black belongs "back in time" when the stars were gazed upon for directions and people were still captivated with the sky and outer space. He refers to electrical light turning one day and one night into two days and no night and that the lack of the day/night cycle is slowly making us go crazy. Really cool song. Anyone else have a different take on it?
    chineselaundryon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat's amazing, I never would have thought of that but it makes sense when you look at it. I thought the song was about going to Alaska or Norway in the summer, but your interpretation makes the song a lot more compelling. It does kind of have that driving under starlight feel.
    stavogrinon January 18, 2008   Link

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