When I met you, you were off course.
Fate's winds blew you to my sand.
You said, "My! What beauty lies here!"
but you just needed some dry land

You hired hands to recruit me.
but them uniforms don't suit me.
Well, if dumbshit you don't care
to give something new a try,

Just sail your ship by.

Found you storm-tossed, off the whale's roads,
seaweed-necklaced, all soiled and green.
Led you uphill. I fed you plenty.
Your mates drank with my best fifteen.

But once you saw you wouldn't rule me
you pulled out all the stops to fool me,
with flattery only to confound me.
Then deflowered all the bounty!

Look, if you're too scared to bear
to open one spare blue eye,

Just sail your ship by.

Oh, look at you! Look at you! You dress like a pirate! a devil!
Well, I work another level
Some might call higher. But I ain't talking height.
I've just found fire's better used for light.
Heads up, all you bankrolled babes, here's a beam to blast your astrolabes!

And if you dare not even spare
One minute bare spot in your mind

Sail your ship by.


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    General CommentI can't believe there aren't any coments on this song! I mean, how long has Guitar Hero been out? This song is brilliant! Count Zero has to be one of the most unique bands in exsistance. They seem to have this robotic, dreamy sound that makes every song seem like an acid trip.
    As for the song's meaning, I believe it's making reference to when the Europeans landed in the new world. It seems to be told from the aboriginal's point of view, explaining how the Europeans acted when they arrived and their relations with them. Again, awesome song!
    nolimit24on June 12, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI actually think it can be put more simply:
    A girl who's used to getting everything she wants from a guy comes into a boy's life.
    And he doesn't take her crap, but he does like her.
    And she keeps trying to rule him, but it's not working
    RedefineBeautyon June 05, 2009   Link

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