They sling our marrow like its fodder
Mortaring morticious brothers
We'll never get out of this place alive
if these walls these walls keep closing

into practiced chains of blather
Bubbling a thick blood lather
Washboard ribs and broken cribs
These walls these walls keep closing in

Nana na na na na

Fear just fell from a loaded sleeve
fluent in the tongue of greed
A master at the art of sleaze
who's walls Who's walls are a fiendish grin

of rotten desolation
Paranoid isolation
Fueling our blood stained machines
the bells of free-dumb liberty
the smell of gunshot bitter sweet

These walls these walls keep closing in
Oh where do we begin our dismantling?
We call on all to sing!
These walls keep closing in
Oh where do we begin our dismantling?
We call on all to sing!

Nana na na na na

Canisters of feigned dissent
They load our bodies into them
The prize surprise its eating at your eyes
and drawing down them shades

made out of skin
it's kin eating kin
Cogs living in the burning city
When will this day ever end?
Will the words from within break down this wall?
Our fall This wall!!

Will this dust ever settle
Even better now the sky is bent?
I got a a stomach full of fingernails
and another's femur on my head
Will this dust ever settle
Even better now the sky is bent?
I got a a stomach full of fingernails
and another's femur on my head


Eyeballs plug the mouths like hoses
scared of all the not-me noses
poking into our daydreams while in the distance glistening
that wall of bones that holds our tongues in
scared of all the taste bud rows of
hands that speak to you and me
that sign RIVOLTA SILENZIOSA!

These walls keep closing in
Oh where do we begin our dismantling?
We call on all to sing!


Lyrics submitted by Tokabi

Rivolta Silenziosa song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentRivolta silenziosa is italian for "silent revolt".

    It seems to be to be about passive-aggressiveness. Doing without saying. Obviously the last stanza (before the chorus" is talking about a closed mouth, silence: "that wall of bones that holds our tongues in" (teeth in the mouth), etc, etc.

    I LOVE this song. One of my favorites. It's pretty sad that I'm the only one who seems to listen to Humanwine on this site (or anywhere, really, nobody's ever really heard of them anywhere I ask).
    Tokabion January 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know what you mean, Tokabi.

    I really like this song too. I got drawn to them from the Dresden Dolls because of Brian Viglione who plays the drums for both those bands.

    Anyways, this a a very fun song. Holly has a great voice; it really is beautiful! And, Matt's (M@) vocals on this song is great and fun (if you've heard a recording, you know what I mean :)
    milliethemorticianon March 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I (admittedly) discovered Humanwine from a link off of the Dolls' myspace thing, and fell in love with them. Brian is a brilliant drummer. The entire band is fantastic though.
    Tokabion April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI found them the same way, Tokabi, and no-one can blame you. I fell in love with this song, it's now on my MySpace page, and I cannot get enough of it. It's refreshing, vibrant, and brilliant!

    But the Dolls still own my heart
    AsItBeganon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe part with stomach full of finger nails isn't in the actual song so don't put them as part of lyrics
    HumanVinteron April 18, 2012   Link

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