"Accidents" as written by and Dallas/ingelevics Green....
Oh, come now father dear and turn this blood to choice.
You know, I think these young are spent & have seen their day.
My back bares the scars of work while my sweat has cut the cost.
If my word to God isn't bond, then I'll be damned to say,
This can't be so bad,
Only I sure did love the way she danced,
Oh these dirty games I play,
Long-Arm, you liar!
Go run home to Mama!
A good boy never gets to dance,
These good boys never get a chance


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"Accidents" as written by Dallas Green Chris Steele

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    General CommentThis is missing a lyric. The first verse is repeated, but some parts of it are changed. There's something about flesh spoiling, and I think father turns into preacher.

    I like this song because it's so mellow. Like the Faint of Hearts of PFI. All I can think of is that it's about people being ground up in the Blood Machine. Perhaps someone that one of the brothers didn't want to be or developed an attraction toward.
    The_S0Son November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot a fan. Don't see why it's so popular. I mean it's okay, but the rest of the album makes it look pale in comparison.
    Street Spiriton November 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomething like this, not got the album (its on order) so this is ear interperation:

    Oh, come now father dear
    and turn this blood to choice.
    You know, I think these young are spent
    & have seen their day.

    My back bares the scars of work
    while my sweat has cut the cost.
    If my word to God isn't bond,
    then I'll be damned to say,
    This can't be so bad,
    Only I sure did love the way she danced,

    Oh come now preacher,
    when this flesh begins to spoil.
    You know I think these young are done
    and have seen their days.

    But should i romove him fromthis curse
    and cast away?

    Oh these dirty games I play.

    Long-Arm, you liar!
    Go run home to Mama!
    A good boy never gets to dance.

    Long-Arm, you liar!
    Go run home to Mama!
    These good boys never get a chance.
    Heed_Headon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI REALL love this song, it's probably my favourite on the album! I think the noises and stuff at the begining and in the middle and all that and the way the lyrics are some what distorted represents the bloody machine running (duh).
    So yeah, as has been stated, i think this is told from both points of veiws (both the brothers). Long-Arm i think finds Cecillia maybe, and the McCloud twins. He has watched Cecilia for a long time maybe, or maybe simply has feelings for her when he sees her. He considers taking her for the blood machine, but decides against it. Butchie Bleam discovers his brother's weak act and considers killing Long-Arm off ("go run to Mama", the brother's mother may be dead at this point, this would be Butchie damanding that he die). I think the first chorus is Long-Arm praying to his god that he may be aloud to spare Cecilia and simply take the two younger McClouds (" i think these young are spent and have seen their day")
    Heed_Headon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think that the blood machine is a metaphor for maybe a cult in which long arm and Butchie Bleam are members of if not leaders of. The blood machine could also be kind of a simplification of the actions of the cult. I believe that this cult is very religious in that they follow the good morals of any western based religion that believes in god and what not. In these religions (now adays to a lesser extent) dancing is in direct connection with sex which is taboo outside of marrage. Also maybe this cult feels that by killing people why they are young, they wont become corrupted by such things like "dancing" and so they are "saving" them. So maybe now that butchie bleam is in love with cecillia, long-arm (still holding to his beliefs) dismisses him back to the cult because "good boys never get to dance". Maybe Cecillia told long-arm and butchie bleam about her encounters with her father Arthur McCloud and they feel that she has alreaday been corrupted so there is no sense in killing her. However, the McCloud boys are still pure and innocent so if they are sent to god now, they will be safe as opposed to wating for them to become corrupted.

    All in all a good song. Hope you like my interpretation.
    thejazzmusicon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentforums.cobaltandcalcium.com/…

    actually this guy pretty much got i think
    thejazzmusicon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably about Long-Arm either hearing of, or witnessing the death of their mother, in which he runs off to tell Butchie. Butchie thinks he's a liar "Long-Arm you liar! go run home to mama"
    lunchspankon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThat's what they say on Cobalt & Calcium, lunchspank.
    iforgoton November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think "dancing" is the same as going through the blood machine.
    Like, if you aren't deemed as being bad... then Long-Arm and Butchie won't stick you through the machine.
    iforgoton November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation.

    Ok. If you read what I had wrote on the Margretville Dance thread, I state that it takes place at the Bleam houses and an actual dance.

    Well this is basicly the same thing. The dance is almost over Cecilia has left and this may be the last 'slow song'.

    I agree on the clanks and whatnot at the begining symbolizing the clanks of the machine, so this would mean that the father and the son are watching the mother be ground into "blood".

    Meanwhile at the dance. The preacher is watching the dance. (maybe its a cathlic school) He has seen the way Cecilia danced and says that he loved it but also, I think that Butchie who is infact inlove with Cecilia i thinking it and watching from somewhere.

    Someone tells the preacher that he shouldnt think that way. He is promiced to God.

    Now to Long-arm. I think he may come to tell Butchie that thier father killed their mother. but he see's Butchie slobering all over himself at the sight of Cecilia. So Long-arm lies and says that their mother has asked them to kill her twin brothers. "But should i romove him fromthis curse
    and cast away? Oh these dirty games I play. Long-Arm, you liar! Go run home to Mama! A good boy never gets to dance"

    Butchie as you have seen yelled at him in return saying that the twins are 'good boys' and they dont deserve to 'dance'.
    kyleandcambriaon November 28, 2006   Link

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