Hey! You want some universal truths like
"In your heart, you know we're right"

You faked your death in a game of charades
So you know how to get me hot

We get by on four hours sleep a night
And we never get tired, only tired of you

So swap an alibi for an alibi
Tonight's the night we all uprise
I proof-read your biography
Hum to the tune of a tragedy

And your very existence is a monument
To how I taught myself to scream
We'll bulldoze this city, plough it to the ground
But with two steps you just build something... worse

We get by on four hours sleep a night
And we never get tired, only tired of you

So swap an alibi for an alibi
Tonight's the night we all uprise
I proof-read your biography
Hum to the tune of a tragedy


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How I Taught Myself to Scream song meanings
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    General CommentI think this song is about Margaret Thatcher. She famously once said she only got four hours sleep a night, and I think the lines "we'll bulldoze this city, plough it to the ground" and "just build something worse" is kind of an anti-Thatcherist message.
    thebonesofyouon June 09, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAnother AMAZING song by los campesinos
    Not sure what it means though.
    jjcxon October 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about not giving a fuck about anything and not conforming to society.
    and to not be boring
    gummy_bon February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure this:
    "We'll bulldoze this city, plough it to the ground
    But with two steps you just build something... worse"

    Is supposed to be:
    "We'll bulldoze this city, plough it to the ground,
    but we're too scared to just build something worse."
    atrison August 01, 2010   Link

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