Thanks for asking. Yes it's true, we've been waiting for you. We've been waiting for you.
Persuade your husband he should stay at our disposal for today and take down everything we say
About the new school bus assistant snuck in change of leaving seven sleeping children in their seats, in a trance, induced by air-conditioning.

So I went back up to our room
And told my husband to sit down on the end-table and that he was getting very sleepy and when his eyes went out I put the pen back in his left hand.

At phases 8 and 31 the Four Faculties are done, the Principles are some.
The solar period, if you look, is like the bishop in the brook, so it says in this book,
Writ by the new school bus assistant snuck in change of leaving seven sleeping children in their seats, in a trance, induced by air-conditioning.

And don't forget the imaginary map
Of the Manifestations of Murker-Making
Owned by the undertaker's office
(Otherwise known as the Cadaverous Cosmeticians)
Local # dead-as-a-doornail in a church mouse's chin.

Or so said the birth-chart I sent away to New Mexico for. It was made by a special commission of Navajo basketball coaches and blonde ladies.


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    General CommentCan't believe nobody has commented on this song yet. But as for the meaning, I have no idea. The Fiery Furnaces's lyrics are really strange.
    theTyranton September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBut I guess it has some connection to Duplexes of the Dead. Her husband sat still with a pen in his hand on their honeymoon. And in this song she tells him to sit down on the end-table and when he falls asleep she puts the pen back into his hand..

    I have no idea why she does that. haha
    theTyranton September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDuplexes of the Dead seems to run straight into the lyrics of this song. This is a bit iffy, but it seems to me like she kills her husband with chlorine fumes (perhaps through the air conditioning like on the bus) and she calms him by telling him he feels sleepy. She puts the pen back in his hand so it looks he died naturally, like she's removing the evidence?
    And then maybe she runs away with a blonde lady to New Mexico in Ex-guru haha. Bit confusing. But its really awesome that way.
    atomickristieon January 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think I find myself more or less agreeing with aromickristie on this one.

    Also, I'd like to say that the "new school bus assistant snuck in change" line should be "the new school bus assistant stuck in charge," both times.
    turnintoon July 14, 2009   Link

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