Be still your turning soul
Dark eyes burning cold
What lies have I been told?
Tales from a distant shore
Our time has come today
Sharp thoughts
But nothing that I can say
There is no easy way
And I hear the voices call...

We're gonna get you
No matter where you turn

These iron bones
Once flown by drones
Now overthrown
Shall guide us home

This ending is begun
No time and gravity come undone
We'll sail into the sun
Tales from a distant shore
I watched your body die
No time to savor the long goodbye
Defective by design
And I hear the voices call...

We're gonna get you
No matter where you turn

These iron bones
Once flown by drones
Now overthrown
Please tell me why
You turn to stone
Your thoughts unknown
These iron bones
Shall never die

We're gonna get you
No matter where you turn
We're gonna get you
No matter where you burn

These iron bones
Once flown by drones
Now overthrown
Please tell me why
You turn to stone
Your thoughts unknown
These iron bones
Shall never die


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    General CommentSince Joey doesn't remember what this song is about, Dan decided that it should be about Terminator 2.
    So there you have it.
    DeuceFreelyon August 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthaha, wasn't it Billy who decided that?

    Also, Joey remembers, I'm sure he just doesn't want to divulge such information. He probably wants people to try and figure it out themselves.
    Sesson August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMaybe about a robot (a metaphor of course: often meaning a slave, a person who always does his part without questioning the orders he gets) that 'wakes up' and starts to think by himself? In that case 'iron bones' could mean how he is now stronger with his own free mind and how no one can take out his freedom. As the entire album (except for maybe Live Entertainment, which seems somehow an odd bird) is about endings, I figured this could be about the end of a passive, controlling society?

    Can't find a meaning for the "please tell me why / you turn to stone / your thoughts unknown", though.
    infinityontrialon September 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this song is about 3 itself, as a band, claiming victory over their past where they were held back by producers and such, and now are able to show their true sound and take the world by storm.

    The band is going to get you, no matter where you turn, because they are finally set loose to do what they do best. The iron bones of the band will never die because their music will be timelessly embedded in the hearts and minds of those who hear it. The band was once flown by drones, or controlled by suits who wouldn't let them do their own thing, but now the drones have been overthrown and the band is no longer held back. Yet, despite the band's maturing into their own sound now without being held back, they still fight for attention from the public because their sound is so indefinable and changes so often - "please tell me why you turn to stone" - Joey wants to know why so many people don't know how to respond to the music.

    Just me speculating.
    Sesson October 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThat fits perfectly. I can't figure anything out yet. :P
    Kasureon July 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about the process of dying and the transition from physical being to spiritual being.
    Kasureon July 27, 2011   Link

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