Stay away from the unknown
Stay away from me for awhile, unknown..
You give me all your heart,
you give me all your heart for me

It's the greys again
I know, I know.
And it's a sinister game they play
I know, I know.
You give me all your heart,
give me all your heart for me.

And the world it gets so loud
And when they start to tear you apart
You were right
You were always right...

Ready or not here I come!

And the greys flood our memories in the long haul
Can the greys wash away?

Chaos!

And the world it gets so loud
And when they start to tear you apart
You were right...
You were always right there

Ready or not here I come!

And the greys flood our memories in the long haul
And the greys flood our memories in the long haul
And the greys flood our memories in the long haul
And the greys flood our memories in the long haul.




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  • +2
    General CommentOne of my favorite Devy songs! I used to think the Greys referred to the aliens that are most commonly sighted - the ones with the big heads, big black eyes and gray skin, but now I'm thinking it's grays/Greys as opposed to colors, but still a pun on the aliens.
    I always thought he was saying "heal your heart; heal your heart for me," which makes sense. After Ziltoid learns how cosmically insignificant he is, he's depressed. He needs to confine himself and stay away from the unknown for a while so he can heal. He needs to learn that even though there's no cosmic meaning to his existence, it doesn't mean his life is meaningless. He needs to heal so his life doesn't waste away. So he can live again and have new, colorful experiences before the grays/Greys wash away all his old memories, and he's left with nothing.
    Ampulex_Compressaon March 27, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationIt's simple: "stay away from the unknown". Don't become too analytical/adventurous/curious (curiosity killed the cat) because you're not always going to like what you find. In this case, Ziltoid didn't like that the Omnidimensional Creator had revealed to him "the true nature of his reality": that everyone including Ziltoid is just a puppet in some way. No matter what, you are being used by someone in some way, and because you didn't "stay away from the unknown", you've got to deal with this burden of knowing.
    Achtopusson May 31, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAmazing that I discovered this record right now at this very moment in my life where I feel exactly like Ziltoid. I cannot forget who I once was (or thought I was) and I need to surpass this "gray" feeling to keep moving on, ASAP! This record, as silly as it is, has deep moments of reflection! It's pure ART!
    FeelingShredon February 04, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure what this song's about. It's right after Ziltoid is told by the creator that he's just a puppet. It's got a pretty awesome melody to it, kind of depressing almost. It's like Ziltoid's just fading out after the big revelation and giving up on his plans.
    orange juiceon June 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think "The Greys" is supposed to represent how Ziltoid feels after he realizes he's a puppet. In Color Your World, he feels high and mighty being omniscient, but not so much in this song.

    "The greys flood our memories" is speaking about dwelling in the past I believe.
    manlyloveon August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo, based on manlylove and Ampulex Compressa's interpretations, "the greys" is kinda like "the blues", but in the context of Colour Your World.
    VibratingPewon January 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGrey Skies was also the name of Devin's first band, and the grey references pop up in other songs e.g Voices In The Fan - "grey days that I'll remember the most", Deadhead - "the grey line...the Greyhound home", The Way Home, etc.

    For all it's silliness, I like that there's still some deep moments in the Ziltoid record :)
    biomechon August 22, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI think there are layers of meaning here, as with most (good) lyrics. Outside of the concept of the album, I think he's talking about how memories fade over time, for better and for worse. "Can the greys wash away... chaos?"
    proghead77on February 04, 2017   Link

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