Let me give it all to the very small thing
that leaves me... powerless.
I see my face from another time, from a day
gone by (good-bye).
Arrogant and fast, a smile that leaks onto
the saddest things.
I know I know then what I don't know
now, what I'll never know again.
Smaller now. Powerless

Finding some shoes. Losing your feet.
Finding some food. Losing your teeth.
There was a time when the world was
mine. Now it's yours and I'm... powerless.
I hear your voice from another time from
a day yet to come (here it comes).
Beautiful and slow, a tear that washes
through the gladdest things.
Now I've forgotten how not to give it all
to the very small joy that leaves me in tears
and... closer now.

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    General Commentthis song is the most explicit declaration of a theme SGM explores throughout its albums: powerlessness.

    mankind's utter powerlessness against many things: against its own urges and obsessions (Sleep Is Wrong, FC: The Freedom Club); against its own institutions (The Creature, Formicary); against its own physical frailty (Baby Doctor, The Cockroach); and against the very order of nature and time (The Donkey Headed Adversary, The Salt Crown).

    it's all kind of a downer -- but it's real, it's thought-provoking and it's delivered with a voice that's all SGM's own.

    and that's exactly what great art is meant to be and do, in my opinion.
    liquorton gooksbergon April 07, 2008   Link

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