the old man waves at nothing
and i sit at the window
with my legs closed
glory lost
hide your lesioned body
hide your ragged clothes
your rivers of restored swords
goldfish and metermaids
were slithered and kissed
by napalm

you were here
they punctured every orifice
quivering, wet, and shiny
you were here
i thought i saw you running from the gas
stinging eyes and child's tears
a melody we can't forget
cause when you left
you took the whole world with you
forgot a flaming city behind
you were here

and rise, rise, rise
the aviators fly
boreasing bombs so delicate
they pirouette the sky
and down, down, down
the tiny pellets flew
gas creeps upon the rice fields
breath in human stew

but you were here
i thought i saw you running from the gas
stinging eyes and child's tears
a melody we can't forget
cause when you left
you took the whole world with you
forgot a flaming city behind
you were here

we wrapped our wounds
with burnt leaves and revolution
found a voice, but lost religion
a brave new vision with copper creeds
while we ate freedom and animal feed
and wait for your return

and now you're back with baseball caps
unsteady eyes averted to the ground
they are curbing nightmares
fractured in your skull
we were so young then
just stupid kids with loaded guns
we were someone else then
unspoken sins that we had done
the shadow tribe we have become

but you were here
i thought i saw you running from the gas
stinging eyes and child's tears
a melody we can't forget
cause when you left
you took the whole world with you
forgot a flaming city behind you
yes, when you left
you took our whole world with you
were here
were here
were here


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Goldfish and Metermaids song meanings
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