There’s a line, there’s a dozen more
Wrapping in a room, your country doors
There’s a man, he’s holding a pitcher of water
Follow him into the house,

Every age has said, we will come, we’ll come again
You will never get, up as close, as you expect
This house is a holy place, you don’t ever have to leave
Every age has said, we will call, we’ll come again

And when they say,
(oh yes, they please don’t keep on going on and on) x4
The biggest lie we tell ourselves
We’re already in hell
Blood shines upon us, it maces and covers.

There’s a man that pours,
Throughout the floor and door,
There’s a light and there’s a dozen more
Nothing in the country doors.

Every age has said, we will come, we’ll come again
(This is the last time this will happen)
You are will get, up as close, as you expect
This house is a holy place, you don’t ever have to leave
(This is the last time this will happen)
Every age has said, we will call, we’ll come again

We are taught to think of our success in terms of numbers
If touching one persons life is a good thing, then touching one thousands people lives must be a great thing,
It’s easy to see where we learned to think this way
Our whole society revolves around mass production
The more units we can move
The more customers we can serve
The more boats we can get
The more money and the more stuff we have, the better, right?
Maybe it’s not possible to touch one thousand peoples thinking, or as powerfully as one person.
Maybe it’s not really so revolutionary after all, to have one person out of a group of twenty, tell everybody else what’s right.
Wouldn’t it be better if we tried a decentralized approach where everyone works closely with those around them, instead of a few people waiting in anonymous mass?
Do you have to save the world all by yourself, why don’t you trust someone else to do it with you?




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    General CommentThis reminds me of the documentary Zeitgeist. Quite possibly inspired by it?

    zeitgeistmovie.com

    I'd highly recommend watching it if you have the two hours.
    Castaliaon August 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, this song probably DOES refer to Zeitgeist in some of the lyrics.

    "There’s a man, he’s holding a pitcher of water
    Follow him into the house"
    "Every age has said, we will come, we’ll come again"

    Anthony Green also refered to the movie before on the Circa Survive site blog. Koriciden you obviously haven't even watched the movie.
    itsasurpriseon August 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think most of this is right, a few missing or additional lyrics here or there and i wasn't sure about one or two lines but for the most part it should be right.

    beautiful song, such a good start to a good album.
    fbmkinkon August 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlol at the previous comment. i love free thinking.

    anywho... "a dozen lights" does sorta remind me of the the twelve ages represented by the zodiacs. during each of which, mythology apparently states that a new sun appears. but yeah... zeitgeist WAS pretty influential and i see no reason why it couldn't influence musical artists as well. they are in fact human just like us.

    i also think this may have something to do with humanity's complaints about the world as we know it and how in each individual's mind, there seems to be this idea of how everyone one that thinks differently must be wrong.

    the quote "to have one person out of a group of twenty, tell everybody else what’s right." started this interpretation.

    "we're already in hell" being the biggest lie seemed important important as well. it made me think about how several of my friends complain about society. as if it's downgrading or whatever. it makes me wonder if any one person really has the right to search for revolution on his or her own. in the end, doesn't that make you just as much of a dictator as the ones you despise? afterall, right and wrong are SO double-edged.

    i'd really like to know what the "country door" is referring to however. "nothing in your country door" sounds sorta important.

    in the end i think that this song is just promoting coexistance and the shared input of all individuals with an idea; particularly in the music world. tsoaf has always been about blending and revolutionizing music or what listeners define as music. this could specifically apply to tsoaf's dream of music just being music (no genres). but i'd rather go ahead and apply it to all subjects involving communities with divisions between them and how their walls would probably be better off destroyed; stuff like religion, politics, music, etc.
    augustusleoon September 01, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"if any one person really has the right to search for revolution on his or her own. in the end, doesn't that make you just as much of a dictator as the ones you despise? afterall, right and wrong are SO double-edged."

    your absolutely right
    search on google
    the four stages of revolution
    this can be applied to almost any but 2 revs. in history
    i forget which revolutions and who came up with the theory
    should have payed more attention in ap world history
    anyways
    yeah
    thiiiiinkon September 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat is the clicking sound that starts at about 7 seconds in and clicks a few times??!?!
    st3ev3on August 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbiblical references..could be inspired simply from the bible?
    yet there's a deeper connection with society's biggest manipulating system ever invented and this song proves it.
    poppyseeds91on September 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commenta few minor corrections to the talking bit.

    We are taught to think of our success in terms of numbers.
    If touching one person's life is a good thing, then touching one thousand people's lives must be a great thing.
    It's easy to see where we learned to think this way.
    Our whole society revolves around mass production.
    The more units we can move,
    the more customers we can serve,
    the more votes we can get,
    the more money and the more stuff we have, is better, right?
    Maybe it's not possible to touch one thousand people as quickly or as powerfully as one person or ten people.
    Maybe it's not really so revolutionary after all to have one person or a group of twenty tell everybody else what's right.
    Wouldn't it be better to try a decentralized approach where everyone works closely with those around them, instead of a few people leading an anonymous mass?
    Do you have to save the world all by yourselves?
    Why don't you trust anyone else to do it with you?
    noreturnabysson October 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm tired of everyone thinking that anything insighful about anything having anything to do with masses of people, especially Americans is related to Zeitgeist.

    Honestly, I thought the zeitgeist kids died off a long time ago.

    Anyways, this album is going to be amazing. I was lucky enough to get my paws on the cat mask bundle. =D
    Koricidinon August 26, 2008   Link

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