You sit so still unmoving
Stealing it
Begging to stay
It drips on my skins surface
Drowning me towards the problem

Smiles and pretenses - bring them all to watch the scandals tightening
Smiles and pretenses - with their frozen eyes my knuckles whitening

Trust!
That it's all a distraction!
Trust!
That your fucking...nothing!

Fighting the urge to hold my breath - like a locust scraping dig in the trees
I can hear the gun-shots in the background - suffocation breathes the words of these shadows

Smiles and pretenses - bring them all to see where this force I brought them
Smiles and pretenses - we're not any of it we have all forgotten

Trust!
That it's all a distraction!
Trust!
That your fucking...NOTHING!!!!!

You sit so still unmoving
Stealing it
Begging to stay
It drips on my skins surface
Drowning me
Towards the problem

Trust!
That it's all a distraction!
Trust!
So you remain in line
Open!
Up!
Your!
Blessed wings!
Wrap them all around all of your...things!!
Keep yourself in the company of...kings!!
It's their hands that bleed from the....strings!!


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Smiles and Pretense song meanings
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    General CommentI'm surprised no one has commented on this song. This is one of my fav AHC songs. Sadly I lost my MP3 after my laptop crashed
    Brujeria6SixSeison March 01, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationto me, this song is about religion, in a bad way. You wouldn't expect an anti-american band to be religious, would you?


    You sit so still unmoving (the "have faith" excuse)

    Smiles and pretenses (the face the clergymen put on to hide themselves)
    bring them all to watch the scandals tightening (scandals being corruption of the church)

    Trust!
    That it's all a distraction! ("trust us, it's to test your faith")
    Trust!
    That your fucking...nothing! (the response given to those of a different belief; They're nothing because they OBVIOUSLY don't have their theology straight)

    like a locust scraping dig in the trees (All I could get out of this was that locust are involved)
    I can hear the gun-shots in the background (You can see the corruption that they try to cover up)
    suffocation breathes the words of these shadows (an oxymoron saying that silencing opposition speaks more than they would like about them)

    Trust!
    So you remain in line (a bit self explanitory)

    Open Up Your Blessed wings!
    Wrap them all around all of your...things!!
    Keep yourself in the company of...kings!!
    It's their hands that bleed from the....strings!! (greedy, controlled)
    Chathon June 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto me this song is about murder.....

    you sit so till unmoving (dead person, fearful person)
    Begging to stay (pleading for life)
    it drips on my skins surface (Tears, blood, sweat)
    drowning me towards the problem (Makes him realise wat he did)

    Smiles and pretenses - bring them all to watch the scandals tightening (betrayal)
    Smiles and pretenses - with their frozen eyes my knuckles whitening (they see him, get scared, he expresses his anger by clenching fists)

    Trust!
    That it's all a distraction!
    Trust!
    That your fucking...nothing! (They decieved him an made him believe he was something and shattered that belief)

    Fighting the urge to hold my breath - like a locust scraping dig in the trees (he's holding his breath, digging the pit for the victim)
    I can hear the gun-shots in the background - suffocation breathes the words of these shadows (The people chase him shooting at him, he's still holding his breath in the shadows)

    Smiles and pretenses - bring them all to see where this force I brought them (They forced him to do this)
    Smiles and pretenses - we're not any of it we have all forgotten (They're not the problem they just foget about him)

    Trust!
    That it's all a distraction!
    Trust!
    So you remain in line (obvious)
    Open!
    Up!
    Your!
    Blessed wings! (The victim had a holier-than-thou attitude)
    Wrap them all around all of your...things!! (only look after wat u want)
    Keep yourself in the company of...kings!! (u think ur better because of ur friends)
    It's their hands that bleed from the....strings!! (They're the ones who caused this for u)


    Adamweston July 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlast 4 lines in this song were later used in Leave Me Alone
    fortybelownjon December 22, 2010   Link

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