"The Men Who Live Upstairs" as written by and Adrian Jewett Ryan Lenssen....
Behavior lies in the food we eat
Insipid sedatives
Much of all those cloy chemicals are building up to give
Uncontrolled division of cells from the men who live upstairs
Drowning us in saturation, for all minds to hum the same

This deducer of lives is not a being, but profused meaning

Sleeping during the day
Why lack of living from what we're eating?
Go and be on your way, enter the tainment, dependent thought sent
Lion's share of the whites is sleeping the thoughts with skin
The next not physical fights, but will against stolid sin

One time, let me take my memories for all time

Heed the words of an author
Art of surfeit has hunger
Ours be taken away
Heed the words of an author
Art of surfeit has hunger
Ours be taken away
Who needs to do much more
Then eat, sleep and
Race through chores
Then fight preservatives
And lose one day

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"The Men Who Live Upstairs" as written by Ryan Lenssen Adrian Jewett


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    General Commentthis song is about the overindulgence in today's society.
    everyone's needs are immediately satiated.
    we all have a "lion's share," more than we need
    we do unnatural things like sleep during the day, take chemicals and drugs, and consume way more food than we need.
    good art (art of surfeit) needs hunger
    a meaningful life needs hunger of some sort
    Grace913on December 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone have any idea of who "the men that live upstairs" are...?
    Grace913on December 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe "uncontrolled division of cells from the men who live upstairs." always made me think of a brain tumor. the men who live upstairs being your mind/thoughts/conscience and the uncontrolled division of cells being the cancer. but i never figured out how that might tie in to the rest..
    randyl20on December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGrace913

    I think it means the people who have power that are responsible for the things we consume and the things we do.
    MakeYourselfSickon March 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI strongly agree with Grace913.

    That being said, I think the song is making reference to not only what we eat, but what is put in what we eat. All the poisons that we're spoon fed everyday due to our detachment with our own meals. Be it the hundreds of different pesticides, or preservatives, or the flouride that is purposely put into our food and water supply. It's not only in what we're eating either, the flouride, its in our toothpaste, cigarettes, wine, beer, cleaning solutions, everything. The list is endless.

    There is a wealth of evidence and studies proving the harmful effects of these things and yet we continue to eat it up. Flouride especially scares me the most. It's a poison that is put directly into the water supply, said to have health benefits for your teeth, while in reality, it's slowly but surely attacking your body and several different areas of your brain, successfully lowering the average person's IQ by 20% in a lifetime. Infants, even more susceptible to flouride, is practically fed it from birth (formula+water=flouride formula). The majority of society is SO detached from what is really going on behind the curtain.

    "Drowning us in saturation, for all minds to hum the same."

    "They" (the people who live upstairs) are dumbing you down. Search for knowledge, read, learn, and form your own unbiased opinions, don't believe everything you hear. Especially if it's coming from that box in your living room.
    bleeding_mascaraon April 29, 2009   Link

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