Run into the sea before it comes
The heavy hand washing over you
I see the face of many men
Beyond the beach, drowning in the blue
They come to seek the open land
They grab a piece before others do
It's all because the master plan
Was supposed to teach only if you knew

Please, tell us what you want, we'll get it for you
Take us movers from this place we sink ourselves to
Darkness tells us we're awake, we still can come, too

Face the every day from morning's gold
To when the night tries to overcome
We'll leave this up to all of you
So that you leave, take it off and run
I see the face of every man
Of every girl that I've ever loved
They sing the same until the dawn
When we're away off into the sun

Please, tell us what you want, we'll get it for you
Take us movers from this place we sink ourselves to
Darkness tells me I'm awake, I still can come, too

Home to come
But now I only need you when I'm down
Amongst the rest
We only feed you when we're out
I won't forget, I will keep you here inside my head

Here we are
Pass the stone
Throw away
All you know
Bury it
Under dusk
Wash away
Paint the rust


Lyrics submitted by evanreyes, edited by Flumper

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    General CommentPaint the rust implies just make it look good again without fixing the problem.

    i.e. in relationship/Dodos language, pretending that you are okay, but you are destroyed on the inside
    IsItLuckon September 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me a bit like someone coming home from war?
    GenevieveBon March 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAs I see it, this song's about imperialism:

    "They come to seek the open land
    They grab a piece before others do"

    People from European countries rush to places like Africa, Indonesia, and the Americas, competing to grab land.

    "Please, tell us what you want, we'll get it for you"

    Seems to lead to the whole "white man's burden" idea - In the conquerors' eyes, they're bringing new ideas and technologies to what they see as inferior societies.

    Then there's the whole "paint the rust" idea: taking something that seems dirty and throwing a paint of coat on it.

    It's not perfect and there's obviously other stuff there but it's worth thinking about.

    Altacoon December 24, 2011   Link

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