Roaming the plains
Where a number is your name
In a palace
And you'll never fin the door
Oh look into the mirror
Is it what you wanna see
Or just a cuddy toy
The vogue has washed the ashore

No I don't care what you say
Into the darkness I plough my way
I'm striking out for paradise
To be the one I am

We're going down to the devil
We are striking out for paradise
To bedlam below - down to the devil
The mad parade is coming home

Can't you hear the sound
As they make the hammer pound
Rusty nails into a coffin of you size
To bury you alive
You mature until you're ripe
Then they reap you
When you're beautiful enough
In their eyes

They lurk to wall in your belief
Put up glass ceilings that you can't see
To break down the freak
They don't you to be

We're going down to the devil
We are striking out for paradise
To bedlam below - down to the devil
The mad parade is coming home

Oh we're going down

Here's your invitation, your instigation
Your damnation to the hellfire club



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    General CommentI think this song is all about non-conformity, and rebellion against the mainstream and 'vogue'.

    "Where a number is your name" - In mainstream society it could be seen that people are simply numbers rather than unique individuals. kinda like one death is a tragedy, a thousand is a statistic.

    "Is it what you wanna see
    Or just a cuddy toy
    The vogue has washed the ashore" - i think this means the character in the song, or even the listener, is becoming just a 'cuddle toy', or an object moulded by society, which can be seen in 'the vogue has washed ashore'.

    In the next verse the protagonist rejects conformity and 'strikes out for paradise', or the assumed paradise of popular/mainstream society. They break out and go there own way in life.

    The next verse i think is all about society trying to alienate the protagonist because they don't fit the 'mould' of their society, and won't accept them untill they conform - "Then they reap you
    When you're beautiful enough
    In their eyes" and "To break down the freak
    They don't you to be".

    so yeah, i think this song is all about non-conformity and making your own way through life rather than following the rule of someone else.
    nindifon July 12, 2007   Link

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