"A Birthday Present" as written by and Finn Andrews....
Everybody thinks it's something real
Right until the devil drinks it
O, li, o
Everything's fate and spinning wheels
Everybody wants their princes

No sense in waiting for a swift completion to come
That invitation is all I'm waiting on

The tedious thoughts of the head of state
Are seldom ever worth revealing
O, li, o
Indelible stains on the human race
You hideous fakes and murderers

No sense in waiting for a swift completion to come
That invitation is all I'm waiting on

Everybody thinks the end in near
How am I to tell the difference?
O li o
Wish everybody a happy new year
There are varying results predicted

No sense in waiting for a swift completion to come
That invitation is all I'm waiting on




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"A Birthday Present" as written by Finn Andrews

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    General CommentThis song is absolutely gorgeous. The Veils are my new favourite band.

    I guess its an anti bush song, and how nuclear war aint far off:

    The tedious thoughts of the head of state
    Are seldom ever worth revealing
    O li o
    Indelible stains on the human race
    You hideous fakes and murderers!
    SmallCloneon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWay cool feeling in this song. It's laid back yet tense and a little bit depressing tinged. I think this song is about how everyone's so paranoid now with the war going on, the bad economy, gas prices, etc, and just to calm down about it. Gets catchier the more you listen to it. CRIMINALLY underrated band. It's a shame.
    tigertour02on May 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think its a more general message of living your life one day at a time because you never quite know when it'll all be over. great song
    brindleon April 13, 2009   Link

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