"Buttons" as written by and Joshua Jon Pyke....
In my mind, not enough birds have died
in the shadow of this once cast stone

and i'm not well, but i am ill at ease
with all the buttons still left to sew
through needles eyes, see me sharper than i see myself..
so you should stitch me in to stop me from bleeding

and education can be fickle i think, sometimes the more you learn, the more you lose a sense of what you think you know

about all the buttons still left to sew

and i'm outside myself more and more these days
so you should stitch my skin skin to stop me from bleeding all over this fresh sing and i...

aknowledge all the corners, and all the freshly painted walls, that bear no former scars
since they're patched up and over now

but i was born of miners and im designed to chip away, tunnel in the dark..

but why must it always come down to some unseen contender?

i don't know

when hatchlings all we are, just battling the whitewash

birds above, sharks below..

though i feel empathy towards the ones who threaten me

i'd still leave them soft-shelled to the beaks of crows...

but every now and then a tempest blows, and the veneer I keep comes unsewn, but will you ever read me well?

I can only assume so.

and i'm bouyant like a flotsam man, now relegated by the waves to land.
they dry me like a brittle bone, paraded like a polished stone.

and that's what you ought to know.

i'd see them smashed on the reefs below.

Lyrics submitted by das_pony

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    General CommentI love Josh Pykes' lyrics...so clever!

    i love the line...'sometimes the more you learn, the more you lose a sense of what you think you know'

    Not good at meanings so I wont say anything about that...!
    ecatson May 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me this track is about the so called 'laws of the land' and ones place in life.
    aj mateon July 08, 2007   Link

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