Steam rising and spiraling
then vanish in the wind
I cant tell where the land ends and the sky begins
are you acquainted with the threat of being killed
or are you conversing with pigeons on the window sill

every battle has been fought and everything I think was thought
down we down weve descended
every day keeps getting shorter as my sleeves start getting longer
and the sidewalks overflow

patronize pedestrians with no sense of direction
when youre lost and cant ask a question

this city truly is is assaulting my senses
unkempt unruly devour defenseless occupant
if poverty builds character and spoils breed arrogance
id rather consort with the low and the decandent

youd better have the strength of the wandering aimless
with an audience of the most prestigious
do you have to strain to love the one you came with
i hope you have the strength because were in the belly of...


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    General CommentIt doesnt seem like there saying "Steam rising and spiraling" thats just me tho
    ChariotofFireon April 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAt the beginning I'm pretty sure he's saying Rising and spiraling. It's possible it's not "Steam..." the second time, but thats what the insert says.
    SmallWorldon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the 'everyday keeps on getting shorter as my sleeves start getting longer'

    im so glad it was ben that left the band instead of fran or something
    his voice is what makes the band
    punkkid6312on April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti like their new stuff better, idk i wasnt a huge fan before. but i love the new vocals too. they cant do a scream/singing overlapping thing anymore tho.
    this song is great! to me it is about someone, or even an entire town, that is growing more hopeless and depressed as time passes.
    yallRstupidon May 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFran as headman is for sure an awsome change, ive seen both fran and ben, great performers but frans better by far. the whole CD is about the struggles of growing up in NYC, so judging by the line

    "are you aquainted with the threat of being killed"

    this is probably about the constant fear of the city its self
    Kungfudevilon June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim a fan of them, but this cd compared to "too bad youre beautiful" is nothing. TBYB was way better. by far. but dont get me wrong, like i said i like theyre new stuff too.
    icanthinkofanythingon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttrue...their old stuff is better, but only by a little...i like the direction they are going in
    We Stand Aloneon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the line, "are you acquainted with the threat of being killed,
    or are you conversing with pigeons on the window sill"

    means are you thinking about whats serious and imminent to your fate on this planet, or are you just participating in the pointless self-serving pleasures.
    Foxx17on May 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"every day keeps getting shorter as my sleeves start getting longer" is the transition from warm to cold seasons
    FATA FTWon September 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'd rather consort with the low and the DECADENT*, not decandent.
    shesfashionroadkillon January 30, 2009   Link

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