We told you, and we know you.
Don't be fooled by TV shows
When all the real-time heroes
Leave their fathers' names on shiney walls
Til Gary Cooper saves them all on Saturday.

Ladies in the hall,
Making dungarees for needy people.
Someday we'll go drive around again.

We love you, and we need you.
Lucas, we would love to be you
But we can't have our chosen leaders
Beaking into parking meters,
Taking off and faking all our day-dreams.

Ladies in the hall,
Laying rosaries for seedy people.
Someday we'll be beautiful again.

Little vice.
Little vice.

We love you and we need you.
Jesus, we would love to see you
Gather all these crazy people,
Breaking all our knitting needles.
Break them all and break them into
FIFTY PIECES!

Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.
Little vice.


Lyrics submitted by Ayavaron

Cool Hand Lucas song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about a disconnect between reality and expectations.

    It mentions TV shows and I think what they're commenting on is how in so many TV shows, people and characters seem so purpose-driven. And in the real world, we're left just trying to pretend there's a purpose, but realizing that's pathetic, we just end up looking for leaders and father figures and they disappoint us but someday, we'll be something.

    That's my interpretation anyway.

    I'm not sure if they're actually saying "Little vice." There's a lot they could be saying. I'm totally not sure.
    Ayavaronon April 07, 2007   Link

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