Came in through an open window
Through a small mistake
Glanced over at your sleeping baby
We can hardly wait

In the red museum
It's had to sleep
We are known for the lack
Of the words we speak

Now he is one
Now she is one
Now they are one
Now he is one
Now she is one
Now they are one

Glass eyes and some wooden teeth
You cannot sit still
These walls have a sense of reach
And an iron will

In the red museum
It's had to sleep
We are known for the lack
Of the words we speak

Now he is one
Now she is one
Now they are one
Now he is one
Now she is one
Now they are one

Red sky
Red sky
Red sky
If you would try to let us
Red sky
Red sky
Red sky
If you would try and let us
We cant stop them from coming in
We cant stop them from coming in
We cant stop them from coming in
We cant stop them from coming in



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    General CommentThe title comes from an episode of "The X-Files." The lyrics, "he is one" and "she is one" refer to the brand put on the kidnapped victims' backs in the episode.
    Mattackon November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI interpret it as reflecting buddhism. The color red is the primordial beginning color, at the lowest end of the spectrum, reflecting instinct, survival and security.

    "Came in through an open window through a small mistake." Stumbled upon the path of discovering true reality through making a mistake or fall in today's society.

    "Glanced over at your sleeping baby, we can hardly wait." True human nature in all spiritualities is childlike playfulness. Also, many ancient calenderical/time systems (the Mayan Tzolk'in, the Yugas from Hindu Scripture, the Chinese I Ching) mark a revolutionary change in humanity around the year 2012. The child has to be suppressed in order to operate in society right now.

    "In the red museum, it's hard to sleep." The structure of fear, security, and power struggle has embeded itself deeply into the country's society, given power by words, the stroke of a pen. These are ancient systems of society that have not evolved at all from times past. And the pervasive fear has one constantly looking over their shoulder.

    "We are known for the lack of the words we speak." One of the ancient proverbs "I know what reality is, but when you ask me, I don't." In other words, no words are needed to enjoy life, or live, just music and action.

    "Now he is one. Now she is one. Now they are one." Marking those who are waking up to what is going on. Could also be playing off the "all is one" buddhist principle.

    "Glass eyes and some wooden teeth, You cannot sit still. These walls have a sense of reach and an iron will." The feelings of anxiety, agitation, and suffocation from all the walls and barriers the structure of society has put on their ability to live freely.

    I'm not sure about the ending.
    "Red sky" could signify the war-themed control of the nation.
    "If you would try to let us" ... show you the beauty we see, the beauty of the way life really is, the beauty that the government is suffocating.
    "We cant stop them from coming in." Showing the brute, unstoppable force of the ignorant government.


    The whole album seems to carry a similar theme.
    repusnamon November 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think the red museum is a metaphor for falling in love. when people enter this place they are no longer two seperate individuals but one. and eventually things and people will interfere.
    julian!on October 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell i know its obviously a metaphor and has lots of references but taken literally, it makes me think of breaking into a museum and looking at the statues, with their open eyes and fixed paintings and then the line "Glass eyes and some wooden teeth" would be about stuffed animals in the red museum.
    wandaimnotokayon January 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIf you think about it, this song could be about what happens when you waste your time.
    The people represented in the museum are all dead and gone, and "known for the lack of words" that they speak.
    "Now he is one, now she is one, now they are one" could be those people who die and are put in the red museum. The glass eyes and wooden teeth only falsely represent them as they were when they were alive, and they are forever locked in by the walls with "iron will" and "a sense of reach".
    The old adage, "Red skies at morning, sailors take warning" is also in this song, a warning of the limited time you have.
    Take advantage of time while you still have it, cause you can't stop it from moving on without you.
    RobotsCrushon January 08, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThese are some great interpretations of this song. I realize that I'm stretching it, and probably creating an unintended meaning, but the whole thing seems like a great metaphor for the consequences of sin and the resulting demonic possession that sometimes follows.
    peatardieron August 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMattack and repusnam, I think you guys both have the right idea; 'Red Museum' is the title of The X-Files' 10th episode in season 2. In the episode, the phrases "He is one," and "She is one" are the marked on the backs of the kidnapped victims.
    The plot also centers around a religious cult with similar principles to Buddhism (i.e. vegetarianism, non-violence, belief in the ability to attain enlightenment).

    It's an interesting double reference, and I wonder if there is more to it than this. Any ideas?
    Remmethon March 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMade a comment just to reply to this one.

    This song was written in reference to POSSIBLY the x-files episode, in part, but also in reference to the WHATCOM MUSEUM in Bellingham, where the band and myself are from. The museum is painted red, and the 'she is the one, he is the one' lyrics are in response to the doll collection on the top floor of the museum.

    There.
    popsam11on December 14, 2012   Link

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