The streets have gone dark
They've been dark for days
We board up the house
Hide upstairs and wait
And wait
Just outside
We hear awful sounds
Cower in bed
And think of ourselves only
The last lights are all fire
We let the heat thrive
Panicked a week
Starved just as long
We're two signs of life
Our doors are marked
Desperate chants of
"Help will come
Help will come
Can't try to leave
Help will come...finally"
The last lights are all fire
Let the heat thrive
Turn the seas sour
Bleed the ground dry
I won't wait
You'll give up with me
No one comes
And we rot in bed
No one comes
And the boards stay up

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  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely about a post-apocalyptic world where something's trying to get you.

    Also, Renholder's remix is fucking awesome.
    angstiosis_againon August 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds to me like some sort of zombie survival apocalypse.
    tylerzx2002on May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSeeing as the singer mookie singerman is jewish, my bet would be on that its about the holocaust...
    Troyjmon July 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSounds like either people trying to wait out a zombie apocalypse.. or some Jews in hiding during the holocaust. Reminds me of the stories my great-grandmother used to tell about hiding from the Nazis.
    Sarabion August 31, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMookie Singerman said in an interview with Decibel that he got the idea for the song/album from his two biggest fears: Zombie apocalypse, and his Jewish fear of being trapping in a house like Anne Frank.

    So, the way it reads to me, with that description, is just a massive, terrible event, or apocalypse, that's ravaged a town, and these two people (probably a guy and girl) have boarded themselves into their house to escape the outside threat. Destruction, despair, death, etc. All the makings of a truly classic tune.
    Panopticon20on February 10, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, this song (as well as the rest of the album) has lots of different meanings.

    1. The obvious, being in a zombie apocalypse and sheltering yourself to stay safe. Cabin fever then sets in.

    2. Jews in hiding during the Holocaust. They've hid themselves in an isolated attic and no one will come and help them. Cabin fever also sets in.

    3. Genghis Tron is very different musically, with very few bands combining electronic music and noisy, grindy metal. They're so separated from other musical acts that they've basically boarded themselves up in a tiny box. They've become comfortable in their own skin.

    4. The final meaning (this one means a lot to me) is about being socially removed. You feel separated and isolated from everybody else, so you build and board up a wall or house of sorts to shield yourself from society. As a result, no one will come to talk to you or help you if needed.

    The entire album seems to be about the good and bad about being separated or isolated in your own little world. And that's why it's such an amazing album to me.
    NicholasZon June 06, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentSounds just like the movie I Am Legnd.
    Robobitchon June 30, 2008   Link

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