New letters across chests emblazoned
You're rewarded with high-5s and embraces
Seating banks are ripped from the theatres
To build forts and to build defenses
In the streets millions gather
Ignite documents and get warm from the
Ink of the burning alphabet

One million buildings crumble
New characters are found in the rubble
Dip the pen in the new ink
So what you write you erase
The stems and the sharers decay
The notes all fall from the safe
And the thumbs of lines see that you're up
Keep the music repeated and repeated

Breaths in and out, anticipate a clicking sound
And the boots on the ground are removed
So the feet dance through the motions of encoding that sound
Analogue mechanisms whir
As a million pins punch tiny holes in reams of tape
And as it breaks a syntax deforms
New letters across chests emblazoned
You're rewarded with high-5s and embraces
Seating banks are ripped from the theatres
To build forts and to build defenses

The hammer beats the ribbons into a rhythm
The greater than symbol and the hash
Become the dot and the dash


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    My InterpretationNew letters across chest emblazoned
    You're rewarded with high fives and embraces
    Seating banks are ripped from the theatres
    To build forts and to build defenses
    In the streets, millions gather
    Ignite documents and get warm from the
    Ink of the burning alphabet

    One million buildings crumble
    New characters are found in the rubble
    Dip a pen in the new ink
    So as you write you erase
    The stems and the seraphs decay
    The notes all fall from the staves and the
    Dots and lines which mean that you repeat it
    Keep the music repeating and repeating

    Breaths in and out anticipate
    A clicking sound and the boots on the ground
    Are removed so the feet dance through
    The motions of encoding that sound
    Analogue mechanisms whir
    As a million pins punch tiny holes
    In reams of tape and as it breaks
    A syntax deforms
    New letters across chest emblazoned
    You're rewarded with high fives and embraces
    Seating banks are ripped from the theatres
    To build forts and to build defenses

    The hammer beat
    The ribbon to a rhythm
    The greater than symbol and the hash
    Become the dot and the dash

    Just a few correction. 100% correct as it came straight from Calum.
    Lnksyron June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'New characters that don't even rumble'

    I think this should be 'New characters are found in the rubble'. It makes more sense in context...
    xendless_xurbiaon April 16, 2009   Link

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