"Informal Gluttony" as written by Paul Andrew Waggoner, Robert Dustin Waring, Thomas Giles Rogers Jr., Cartland Blake Richardson and Daniel Lanford Briggs....
Cannot close our eyes

Construction paper traffic corner office destruction
The cityscape burns brighter by the hour
Clock tower: bring us all down
Marching like ants to the foundation of a higher form
Trash. Capped and smothered
Trash bag
Trash hat
Wrinkle-free clients of doom

Feed me fear (informal gluttony)

Construction paper lawns force-fed attention grabber
when will you learn
First come first serve
The all you can eat trumpet, playing the tunes of our death
Breathe, now blow
Now blow

Let it be heard

The preacher's talent is going through the airwaves
(I need to be led in the right direction. Set up the bumpers
Running in the gutter)
The little kids taught me well
but I wonder why they don't listen anymore
(It's a television nightmare)
Eat and watch, eat eat eat, what they feed
Corner office tubes, give me the best view in the hut

Feed me fear (informal gluttony)

Lyrics submitted by Shevanel, edited by ravemaster7

"Informal Gluttony" as written by Daniel Lanford Briggs Cartland Blake Richardson

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  • +5
    General Comment"This song is about rebuilding our lives as individuals and as an entire society.

    Some themes in the song:

    “Construction paper traffic”: the idea of building cities with paper… trying to find a child like mood in all the bullshit we create as adults.

    “Clock tower”: living our lives by a 9 to 5 mindset… constant routines.

    “Wrinkle free clients of doom”: being the perfect model of a beautiful human being.

    “All you can eat trumpet”: food consumption taking over our lives.

    “Corner office tubes”: living as mice.

    “Feed me fear”: we are a scared nation."
    Shevanelon September 18, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationThis song is about the breaking down of society. Especially in the city. "The cityscape burns brighter by the hour." Our lives are run by the clock, and we never seem to have much time to do what we need to do, but it doesnt matter because we can't really do anything worth while when we are bound by the chains of societies demands for us to become "acceptable people." "Construction paper lawns... force-fed attention grabber...
    When will you learn?"
    To illustrate this they use the metaphor of food that we Americans are so fond of. Its a quite ingenious parody I think because it effectively portrays another fault of many Americans while already exposing one fault. They are hinting that we eat up all this crap about what we are supposed to be like. We get this from the TV mostly. "(It's a television nightmare)
    Eat and watch, eat eat eat... what they feed" Its all junk food in the end.
    Dreamtheater09on November 09, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song describes the non stop need for consuming histories, films, and things that amaze us mainly in the media. The gluttony of our eyes.
    vampyouthon June 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit about being scared and eating
    alx_XDon December 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood lord... the part where he starts singing normally "feed me fear (informal gluttony" is just amazing, it brings chills down my spine. Between the Buried and Me is just amazing, they have down it once again and created and album that just blows my mind.
    AdamBurnsRedon September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentholy shit! i just listened to this song for the first time in my life and almost broke into tears when he started singing "feed me fear"

    this song is beautiful...
    aaronjson November 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsoooo good. these guys are insanely talented. i recommend you see them live.
    peselyon November 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have the Colors album. I found the lyric "The cityscape burns brighter by the hour" somewhere on it.
    MopHeadon September 11, 2010   Link

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