Blue smoke and cider sounds
curled above our heads like tongues of fire
under wires in a big
City Hall stands tall and every pregnant pause
is giving birth to answers
I can't understand.
"We're only starting a racket 'cause you've started a racket!"
I scream, "We only want to level this city because
things are so uneven!" But I don't think they can hear me.
Like hot breaths between my praying hands
could make my fingers glow,
like the psalms between my palms are all
I'll ever need to know,
I count out hymns for hims and hims and hers and hers
and hims-for-hearses, turn to face the wind and silence
flying sins in words-like-curses.
"Church and state had their day in the centuries before,"
I say, "The future is unwritten if we hold what can erase."
But I still get sad ripping up ads that the Marines
send to friend every kid in my family.
('Cause I can afford to.)
I told her once, "There's a great line in this song I heard,
But I can't tell you unless something really big happens to us."


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Skinny Fists song meanings
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    General CommentI really like this song! I just ordered the album!

    I think the song is mainly about how nothing ever really happens.
    kidsmoke91on June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSkinny Fists is a great title for this song. I get the notion from listening to this song and reading these lyrics that it's very heavily influenced by current events. It's about a feeling of disatisfaction with the way things are being handled and the feeling you get when you try to change that and can't do a damn thing.
    JimmieNeverDieson July 11, 2008   Link

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