The scent of sulfur is strong,
The matches are gone
And I'm watching bad books burning

The scent of sulfur is strong,
The matches are gone
And I'm watching bad books burning

The scent of sulfur is strong,
The matches are gone
And I'm watching bad books burning

How could it be, that the people they read,
And dom't remember anything?

Tear off the pieces of words in this book,
So I can restore clear vision

I tried lies; lies, they cripple crowded rooms;
Lies take way too much time to climb a mountain

I hope that you know that I cried till I fell asleep,
It was the best thing.

By design, your dragging, awake dreaming, and I'll make it
seem we're draggin', we're draggin' all the way home.

Now a fool hearted pawn,
The insane are gone
And I'll release all your patience.

Stop this bus without breaks; the rest will be cake
As long as we just continue.

Be alone, I'll just be alone,
I'll find out what's wrong with this situation.

The scent of sulfur is strong,
The matches are gone
And I'm watching bad books burning

The scent of sulfur is strong,
The matches are gone
And I'm watching bad books burning

I ripped the jaw of the lion's mouth.
Beside the flock of foolish sheep
Where I will stop with naked feet.

I hope that you know that I cried till I fell asleep,
It was the best thing.

By design, your dragging, awake dreaming, and I'll make it
seem we're draggin', we're draggin' all the way home.

And put billboards up, spread this news,
Rip people from their caves and show them something real.

I tried lies; lies, they cripple crowded rooms;
Lies take way too much time to climb a mountain

Fed up too many times and the plate is still full.
Scents and depictions of wise men and fools.
Nothing but truthfulness and nothing but lies.
In between martyrs for gold coins and glass.
Picutre me first and then picture me last.
Not enough smooth stones to go around here.
Too many rough roads and painted in fear.
And don't forget, please, the steps I have taken.
To get you as far as to not be awakened.

In my own mouth,
In my own mouth,
In my own mouth,
In my own mouth,
In my own mouth.



Lyrics submitted by mmrcw0829, edited by xtg

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    General CommentI really have no idea what this song is about. maybe about love?
    Great song though. Many metaphors.
    fucknicoleon May 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think this is about propaganda.
    thembraincellson July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmaybe david and goliath (the second chorus : "i ripped the jaw off the lions mouth..." and "not enough smooth stones to go around here")

    or

    the plato analogy of the men in the cave.
    maybe the attempt of a man to show others who are too attached to material possessions in a unrewarding world a different world and lifestyle. he is rewarded only with mockery and scolding.
    liescripplecrowdedroomson June 08, 2009   Link

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