I'm just looking for a stop clock
to give me the word to go
And I will go on forever
Any reflection of me that the truth will allow

Making copies the same old thing
2 finger discount paraders
the lower the income the lower the heads will all bow

Stop the presses we are waiting for an answer
to frustrating pressing matters
and the questions just go on and on and on,
how can just one man get a rise from spewing darkness at the skies
and money's blocking out the sun
for everyone

hey I’m not finished with you effers
and it seems that all your efforts
have made the cost of air supply and water go up

Please explain the reason why you gave us up
was it all in vain or just to fill your cup
how could you sell us out for trinkets and some change
I think that you should take the blame
dirty children people coughing on the black
I think it’s time we faced the facts

Lyrics submitted by oppositionbunny

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    General Commentwell...It could be about the political situation in the world, and pollution, and the economy.
    But I think it's about a family breaking up...everyone has money troubles as a result...but it's all in the lines "Please explain the reason why you gave us up " and "I think you should take the blame"
    It's a finger pointing song that feels like it's pointing right at me.
    very uncomfortable.....
    anarionon July 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenteh sorry anarion, but I'm pretty sure this song is about the tobacco industry.
    "2 finger discount paraders", "spewing darkness at the skies" , "people coughing on the black" ,and "all your efforts have made the cost of air supply go up"... I think it's fairly obvious this is the musical equivalent to those anti tobacco ads.
    oppositionbunnyon July 28, 2008   Link

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