Here they come, we panic, scream and run (Oooh)
And please beware, they'll kill without a care (oooh)

Clasp your hands and make some weather
Cause after all we live together
Soak up the ball, though which we're tethered
Close up this space, close up the nether
We stand worlds apart

It grows, this dark, the demons, and the sharks (oooh)
But once too tall, they'll crumble, it will fall (oooh)

Clasp your hands and make some weather
Cause after all we live together
Soak up the ball, though which we're tethered
Close up this space, close up the nether
We stand worlds apart
We stand worlds apart

I had a friend who told me that
The world was going to end
He went to school to learn the law
So he could help defend
"These wolves", he said, "are gathering,
They're meeting on a farm,
They'll start a revolution and they'll never take a part


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    General CommentThe more I listen the more it sounds like:
    They're meeting on a farm,
    They'll start a revolution and
    they'll never take a BARN*

    no?
    sirgarycolemanon January 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch an amazing song, Meric can write some of the most brilliantly understated songs I've heard in a while.
    kilon828on May 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. I'm not sure what it all means though.
    CarolineD4on September 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's "these fools are gathering" not "wolves"
    AllForOne1on November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's "So cut the ball to which we're tethered", not "Soak up the ball..."

    takktakkon April 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAside from Visiter, I'm quite sure The Dodos' lyrics at times quite anti-big business/power mongers such as this song. Granted the newest album focuses a lot on the world's problems, some of which are about this theme
    IsItLuckon July 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the last stanza is referring to Harold Fine/Woodstock.
    themesmersoundon March 15, 2010   Link

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