Great white puffs of lumbering buffalo
Blanket the fishbowl sky, and I am tired.
I sip my tea and sniff the ocean.
Not but an hour from now, I will be home.
Swing me low, mark me a coward.
The whims of the West must die.
Here is the resting ground.
here is my smile, my pink little toes.

(Bound to your oil machines)
Death to the civilized.
(Hoarding the land and sea)
Death to the civilized.
(Stolen through violent means)
Death when all want masquerades as need.

The marbled godwit line the coast.
I grasp for my straw cap;
I'm lashed to my brave little raft.
The waves do toss this worthy vessel,
Impress on my tiny brain
This strange and dangerous beauty.
I feel its scale,
I feel its industry.,
Making a flea of us
And dusting us off
And talks in a hush,
A little disappointed.

(Bound to your oil machines)
Death to the civilized.
(Hoarding the land and sea)
Death to the civilized.
(Stolen through violent means)
Death when all want masquerades as need.


Lyrics submitted by rafik, edited by mkhezr

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    General Commenti love how environmentalist this song is. i'm a big fan of birdwatching, and i remember the first time i saw a marbled godwit out in a field. actually, what initially drew me to this band was that they had a song named this fascinating bird. the best line in this song has to be "death when all want masquerades as need". so true about today's society, especially when we are inundated with so much entertainment and media that tells us you NEED to have this and that. we've gone beyond materialistic. but there's a cost.
    rachrollon October 02, 2007   Link
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    General Comment(Bound to your oil machines) -------------cars
    Death to the civilized.
    (Hoarding the land and sea) -------------- destroying the wilderness to make cities and towns
    Death to the civilized.
    (Stolen through violent means) --------------- land is obviously cultivated by tearing down the existing ecosystem.
    Death when all want masquerades as need
    Cyberghoston April 28, 2011   Link

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