Strange how the scae forms
in tiny patterns
on my antenna
and the Five O'Clock Show, hello hello . . .
Brooklyn is crawling with famous people
I turn my vehicle beneath the river, West from South

Through the airwaves
people never read the airwaves
do we only feed the airwaves
or stamp them out at street level?
Airwaves - the dampness of the wind
the airwaves - the tension of the skin
the airwaves I really should have seen through

Electric fences line our new freeway
here in the half-light, the motorhomes leave
knee-deep in water under a pylon
how slow my heartbeat, how thin the air I'm breathing in

Control has enabled the abandonded wires again
but the copper cables all rust in the acid rain
that flood the subway
with elements of our corrosion
cabled in to me . . .
Be in my broadcast when this is over
give me your shoulder, I need a place
to wait for morning.
No it was nothing - some car backfiring -
please don't as questions
I itch all over
let me sleep.


Lyrics submitted by AnthonyElite

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    General CommentThe lyrics combined with the video have kind of an Orwellian/Huxley(ian?) thing going on. The song seems to be about being distracted by the radio (which has since become the Internet) and unable to see through the illusionary sheen that fills the air -unable to tune into the real airwaves. People are locked in a bubble while the real world is rotting around them.
    StrayDog86on December 11, 2011   Link

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