I swear I could squeeze blood from this steering wheel
and fuel this car with my own momentum
while we sing our lungs right out of our mouths.
And there might not be any finished product,
minus sore throats and dents in the dashboard.
Still, you saw nothing wrong with less hours spent in tedium
and you picked me up and carried me with you.

All your energy just ran all around this room
and it leaked out onto the streets, and it showed on everybody's face--
perfect like a page covered in thoughts with no words crossed out.

I swear that when I saw life breaking out from inside
of the coffin that they built for us to live in, i swear that I had to ask myself,
"What the hell did we just do?"


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    General CommentI think that of all the things in life that keep us going, as in the things that let us sleep at night with the knowledge that our day hasn't been a complete waste, that creativity ranks as one of the more significant. Our class system is such that the majority of our country will work full-time jobs until the day that they retire at age 65, too old to take full advantage of their bodies and probably too tired to tackle any major intellectual projects. This lifestyle is the "coffin" that this song talks about. It seems sometimes that the only way out of this early grave is to constantly be creative to constantly surround yourself with projects that inspire you, challenge you, and that you enjoy. I think that as a person I tend to gravitate towards other people that understand the importance of this idea. They also understand that it's not so much the need to leave a trail of symphonies, masterpieces, or cathedrals behind you, but rather it's much more important to always have new and fresh forms of expression because you truly believe that you live to create and create to live. And, in some extreme cases, I do use the word "live" as opposed to "die," but mostly I use the word to mean to continue in opposition to all the people and systems that want to make your life boring. Those creative and inspiring friends that I mention are the (here's that word again) inspiration for this song. My most memorable moments so far in this short lifetime are typically those when I have been a part of something creative with my friends and we end up amazing ourselves. What the hell did we just do?

    Jeff, member of FM.
    The Drifton March 05, 2007   Link

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