"Soldier's Grin" as written by and Arlen Thompson Dan Boeckner....
In my head there's a city at night
Static gauge with the rush and the lights
Now it's concourse you look very fine
But this place here is no friend of mine

[Chorus]
And what you know can only mean one thing
And what you know can only mean one thing
Rooted to the place that you spring from

And this dirt was a building before
Shut it down before they opened the door
Don't shout, don't holler, don't you cry
What is passed, we'll just leave it behind

And I rode
Horse shaped fire, draggin' stereo wire
And we rode
Chemicals on 'till the breaking of dawn
And I rose
Over a town raised up by the sound of it's drone
And I rode
Higher than forces that can't make the horses lay down

This place here is no friend of mine
What is passed, we'll just leave it behind

[Chorus]


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"Soldier's Grin" as written by Dan Boeckner Arlen Thompson

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    General Comment"this place here is no friend of mine"
    "this dirt was a building before"
    "over a town raised up by the sound of its drone"

    seems like more exploration into the anti-modern world themes established in apologies to the queen mary. the theme permeates all of at mount zoomer.
    moreproductiveon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it should be "horse shapèd fire"

    I really like the quasi-shakespearean dual accent he puts on that word.
    evnasheon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is painfully good
    welcometothemachineon May 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is AMAZING
    spiritwalkerzon July 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is great!
    it sounds to me like the singer is a soilder of some kind, and he is destroying a town.
    "And this dirt was a building before
    Shut it down before they opened the door"

    and he is singing about how the city "is no friend of mine" showing no remorse.
    "What is passed, we'll just leave it behind"
    and again.

    im not sure though... it could be something alot deeper.
    lycanthropy-on July 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlife from the ashes
    krollisasexyhoeon March 08, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"...This song is about the military industrial complex and possibly about my sister in law"
    youtube.com/…

    lawl awesome song
    elephantstarsballoonson March 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti believe it is "rooted to the place that you *sprang from"
    TVon December 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFor what it's worth, "And what you know can only mean one thing" comes directly from the Subtle song Middleclass Stomp, which was remixed/reworked by Wolf Parade as Middleclass Haunt. Love that intertextuality...
    Hatsoupon September 14, 2011   Link

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