"The Oracles on the Delphi Express" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
Stick with us, throw your morals out the door
You aren't in the land of the river and the lake no more
Makeshift schemes, we've got plenty here for you
Lock away your dreams and throw away the key

You've been stuck in the middle of patience and animosity
With a lust for solidity, and a cryptic history your lucks running thin

Crimson hands, brandish words which masquerade
If you flee from grace your souls can not be saved
Big steam ships, exits illustrate the flaw
Don't be ashamed of your amore faux pas
When the bombs go off you'll know right where you are

You've been stuck in the middle of patience and animosity
With a lust for solidity, and a cryptic history your lucks running thin

You've been stuck in the middle of patience and animosity
With a lust for solidity, and a cryptic history your lucks running thin


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    General CommentOracles are people who can see the future. to increase the meaning the city of Delphi in greece was where the oracle used to reside. They're definitely spelling out his future in a very cryptic manner. Crimson hands? sound anything like "you can't be caught red handed if you're not red handed"?

    Big steam ship? well i think vital vessel vindicates is about him leaving on a ship. there are even dock sounds in the background.

    Super dude, Amore faux pas would be a blunder in love. sounds like his ordeal with miss leading

    Put this song together with the other ones, im sure there's connections

    as for the bombs going off... maybe thats coming in another act?
    jhuguet111on January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThese..oracles or what-have-you know EXACTLY where he's coming from, almost as if they have seen this type of case before? They're basically telling him to change his values and priorities, because where he's going he's going to be out of luck with his current attitude.


    "When the bombs go off you'll know right where you are"

    These oracles definitely know something that they're not telling him.
    Flamingotacoon December 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin this i think he is leaving the land of the river and the lake. He is on the "delphi express" and the oracles are telling him how he can sort of start over
    heroicowlon May 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe feel of the song is more powerful than the lyrics I think. It's got a very, Alice in Wonderland feel almost. It's something fresh and dangerous and exciting and scary. To me it is the Oracles showing him this brash new world where there's really no rules.
    RBK4129on December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAre the Oracles supposed to be telling him his future?
    If so: "Crimson hands, brandish words which masquerade" could be a future reference of Ms. Leading.
    1gnignokton February 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always kind of took it as now he is leaving home and going off into the world after his mothers death. He's on the delphi express, which could be a train, ship, whatever. But the people he meets on it, the "oracle's", obviously lack morals. Judging by the swing sound of the song, they dance and they drink and have fun. I don't think their fortune tellers but i do think they help him come to a realization of some sort about his past and the upcoming future.
    jrdoyleon June 23, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti want to think it's a train because i always thought "express" was something to do with trains. and also, on the dear hunter website, there is a section called "the station" or something along those lines.

    yet in the lyrics it says "Big steam ships, exits illustrate the flaw" so then again, maybe it's a ship?

    "Don't be ashamed of your amore faux pas"
    should be "amour" i believe. "faux pas" as a phrase in french means "false step" so his false step in love? this must be talking of the future, of ms. leading, unless anyone else has any other ideas?
    Alice091on August 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentRight then, allow me to explain to that last. A faux pas is defined by Dictionary.com as a slip or blunder in etiquette, manners, or conduct. The best way to visualize this is those comedy movies when there's a group of people joking about themselves, then a newbie in the group makes a rather daring joke in that area, and he/she actually offends someone, and the awkward silence that follows. By making that offensive joke, that person has committed a faux pas.

    Unfortunately, the real meaning of faux pas makes no sense in this context.
    Super_Dudeon September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just saw this played live, and I've got to say, it was the highlight of the show for me. They did a fantastic job.
    iliketuttleson June 15, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWow do you think this was planned for Act III? The oracles seem to tell his future:

    "Big steam ships, exits illustrate the flaw"
    When the bombs go off you'll know right where you are

    "Don't be ashamed of your amore faux pas"
    His regret and disappointment of his relationship with Ms Leading (apparent in Act III)

    "When the bombs go off you'll know right where you are"
    Finding his feet and starting over in Act III after he is saved from bombing in the war.
    mikewontreplyon July 22, 2009   Link

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