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sometimes i claim to know a guy but i can't tell you what his hands look like.

guess who's coming to dinner.

gnashville. never in the night.

never in the night when the knot grows tighter than fingers can untie
and all the last half dammed rivers have gone dry
does the cock crow thrice until someone is denied
or the morning comes
you wonder will you ever get your shit together
what is that a leather sofa and a feather in an old fur hat
fake tat lost in a box of cracker jacks
practicing your plane wreck face in a first class lav

(that's what the ghost of someone's dad might say)

when they come calling, i won't go calm
there is no palm or divine mitt
with which to hold one's pit
or seperate the human race from its enviroment
no scattered ashes loosely gather asking where the fire went
we're left with half truth psalms
in an indecypherable scrawl in some vague extinct language
ancient ink dull, almost vanished on some old brittle scroll

(that's what the ghost of someone's dad might say)


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    General CommentA friend of mine told me that the whistles you hear throughout the song are actually women screaming, and as I listen to it more I'm becoming convinced that it's true.

    Does anybody have thoughts on this? Or maybe a bit of truth can be shed?
    OlNoKneeson April 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOlNoKnees, just so you know, the first time I heard this song, I was on a walk around my neighborhood at like 9:00 in the pitch black, and when this song started playing I kept taking my headphones out because I swore I heard some lady yelling or screaming.
    but every time I took the headphones out, the lady stopped screaming, it took about a minute to realize it was part of the song...
    timmy2shooson April 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits weird how somehow all these lyrics sound crazy but make total sense

    "does the cock crow thrice until someone is denied"- directly refrences the bible when st. peter was to be denied by jesus three (thrice) times befor the cock crow (which is the time midnight- 3 a.m.) or befor morning,
    "i wonder will i ever get my shit together"- asking if he'll realize the truth in religion befor he dies or will he die with no comfort

    "no scattered ashes loosely gather asking where the fire went
    we're left with half truth psalms" - psalms is a religous book and yoni is obviously questioning its storys



    "practicing your plane wreck face in a first class lav"- is just saying that when your faced with death do you pray for god to save you or do you let it happen trusting gods great plan, or questioning why people would spend they're whole lifes worshiping something that might not be there or wont be they're till they die as apose to living your life how you want and not constently awaiting death or "practicing your plane wreck face"
    orazoismon November 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentcouple corrections:

    ...never in the night when the knot grows tighter than fingers can untie
    and all the last half damp rivers have gone dry

    im pretty sure this is right:
    ...there is no palm or divine myth
    zumicroomon January 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenthalf damned rivers.
    olddominationnewwaron April 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this song MEAN
    tatertitzon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentA friend of mine told me that the whistles you hear throughout the song are actually women screaming, and as I listen to it more I'm becoming convinced that it's true.

    Does anybody have thoughts on this? Or maybe a bit of truth can be shed?
    OlNoKneeson April 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone else notice that "that's what the ghost of someone's dad might say" is also said in their other song also on Alopecia, The Hollows. is this an album theame ?
    sdkjfhksdhfdss

    i love this band, and i almost understand them.
    but i'm not quite there yet.
    someone want to help me out ?
    endlessnumbereddayson May 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWent through line by line...can follow my scattered thoughts if you want to...sure I'm not right, but I took a crack...I skipped "does the cock" to "first class lav" - couldn't decipher that section...reminded me of purgatory for some reason though...

    THIS REFERS TO GOD...SKEPTICAL...CAN'T EXPLAIN IT...mocking those who are confident of god - can't actually explain their beliefs.
    SOMEONE'S GOING TO DIE - LAST SUPPER REFERENCE?
    NO CLUE. GNASHING AND DEATH? LAST HURRAH?

    LIFE IS FADING - KNOT IS TIGHTENING - IMAGE OF A NOOSE. TIME EXPIRING DESPITE EFFORTS.
    HALF-DAMNED - ALREADY PARTLY DEAD. NOW COMPLETELY DEAD.
    when death comes he wont be comfortable - no belief in god, no comfort in dieing.
    see above. Mitt -hand or a catcher's mitt (large, all-encompassing) - "nothing to catch you when dead." I think it is mitt not myth -mitt rhymes with pit and works - myth is pretty obvious too.
    Hold one's pit -pit=soul - hold what remains of someone - their core - their soul - not going to happen.

    Humans are not superior to animals/planet - christiantiy relegates nature to a lower status than humans. this is being denied.
    after being cremated you aren't going to be reassembled
    the psalms are myths - contain bits of reality (like a fairy tale) but mostly false.
    Reference to the bible, the torah etc...

    Jesus' dad=god...not likely...perhaps saying that someone who has died can vouch for that fact that that's it that's all...although they can't say that as dead which is why word "might" is inserted...there are no ghosts...noteworthy that in The Hollows the line is slightly different: "this is what the ghost of someone's dad says." This is followed
    by "and all us earth growths, some planted and some pulled" - also hinting at the fact that the dead dad is not in the afterlife - he's earth and that's it.
    Kempistryon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe music from Exegesis plays at the end of the song? is this to do with the Exegesis song meaning of death? or is the music end each half of the album?
    themagicnazaon December 22, 2008   Link

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