There is a mountain of snow, up past the big glen
We have a castle enclosed, there is a fountain
Out of the fountain flows gold, into a huge hand
That hand is held by a bear who had a sick band

Of ghosts and cats
And pigs and bats
With brooms and bats
And wigs and rats
And play big dogs like queens and kings
And everyone plays drums and sings

About big sharks
Sharp swords
Beast bees
Bead lords
Sweet cakes
Mace lakes

O ma ma ma ma ma ma ma ma

I hope in my heart that we on a whole
Will die and the earth be left alone
Just beast and bee and fish and tree
This hope I wish will someday be
That bacteria will have ate our remains
That all knowledge of us has decayed
Our burden raised the world set free
The earth returns to land and sea
Our buildings burned and highways gone
I love my friends and everyone
but we've had our chance let's move aside
let time wash us out with the tide



Lyrics submitted by lampada


Wham City song meanings
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  • +2
    General Comment:I'd be annoyed by the rhyming of "bats" with "bats" if this wasn't a fucking incredible song.
    Spacecowon May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i think this is what i will listen to when i go completely insane
    mohawk1guyon December 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I hope in my heart that we on a whole
    will die and the earth be left alone
    just beast and bee and fish and tree
    this hope I wish will someday be
    that bacteria will have ate our remains
    that all knowledge of us has decayed
    our burden raised the world set free
    the earth returns to land and sea
    our buildings burned and highways gone
    I love my friends and everyone
    but we've had our chance let's move aside
    let time wash us out with the tide

    That's the rest of the song.

    This song is so much more intense and meaningful than it sounds.
    StaedlerMarson September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Love the second part. That is my world view.

    Screw technology, go back to how things were meant to be.
    Hell yeah.
    Aquatarkuson August 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Even though the second part of the lyrics is fucking amazing, I like to think that the chorus of the song is a very weird and abstract description of a city, or maybe the society, where everything seems to be absolutely logical and organized, but it's in fact absolutely insane and with the weirdest administration of power .Art has become actually the easiest way to entertain and distract people from the abomination and life they are living but it's actually hypocritical, so it becomes symmetrical and at the same time antithetical with the idea of art in itself, and all this is what leads dan to the conclusion that our existence is no worth being if we don't know really how to live, and how to use our greatests capacities.
    febosheuristicclayon May 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:According to lyric sheets handed out at one of his shows... ( farm1.static.flickr.com/230/… ) Correct lyrics should be

    There is a mountain of snow
    Up past the big glen *

    and

    Sweet cakes
    maste lakes *
    Spacecowon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:such an awesome song! Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat on speed...
    badhabiton July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:What does "maste" mean? Is that the right word?
    misterbo8989on January 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:The line should read "mace* lakes", not "maste lakes".
    nubemagoon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is amazing, absolutely fucking amazing
    tenaciousxgon February 19, 2008   Link

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