"Beneath the Surface" as written by and Jared/followill Followill....
Degrade me, my purpose
Bury me beneath the surface

I'm scratching, I'm clawing
Trying hard to make them pay

Can't stand me, beside me
Kid you not, your kiss sure killed me

The cold of my barrel
Never sees the light of day

Call me, call me, you could only hurt the story
Call me, call me, I'll be there to shine a light

The smell on the speakers
Sweaty ballroom dancing fever

They gather in numbers
Ever for a closer view

The cease fire the weaker
Hair so red I couldn't keep her

The dogs hound the neighbors
Everything was blown away

Call me, call me, you could only hurt the story
Call me, call me, I'll be there to shine a light

Machine, machines, point me to the nearest party
You'll see, you'll see, baby it's the only way

Call me, call me, you could only
Call me, call me, I'll be there

Machines, machines, point me to the nearest party


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"Beneath the Surface" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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    General CommentThis is the B-side to "Sex on Fire". I did this by ear so if you think there's any mistakes let me know...
    taal_19on September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hear --
    "degrade me, my purpose"

    "kid you not, you kids, you kill me"

    "the sea spy" -- "the cease fire"??

    "the dogs hound the neighbours"

    but not too sure.. I could just as easily be wrong!

    And great song too
    scarecrowlyricson September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHey thanks scarecrow. Still not sure on the first two though?

    For Beneath the Surface and Frontier City:

    demonoid.com/files/download/HTTP/1629607/…
    taal_19on September 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOh my gosh, I really can't see why they didn't put this on the album! I think 17 is a good song too, but that sounds more like a b side to me. Argh, can't get over how good this tune is, its AMAZING! Teh Kings are amazingg tbh! xXx
    TheKabellenaon September 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI hear:

    "Degrade me, my purpose"
    "Kid you not, your kiss sure killed me"
    "The swell of the speakers"

    It's hard to tell though.
    redmansfireon October 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWHY IS THIS NOT ON THE ALBUM!?

    ...TheKabellena- your right!
    17 should have been a b-side!

    God damm it! I love it!
    Tishleton October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis should be on the album!! It's amazing!!!
    eowyn20ukon November 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt the cold of my burrow
    shv91on February 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentand its elbow for a closer
    shv91on February 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I definitely hear it as "swell of the speakers" and I agree with shv91 about "cold of my burrow" and "elbow for a closer view."

    Anyway, I'm not too sure about the meaning. Not to read too much into it, it could be about how KOL feels like they need to keep up with their listeners, who are "machines" and always partying and moving on to other up-and-coming bands. And it's almost degrading to their purpose -which is making music- because even if they feel a passion for their songs, it won't matter if they've been written off by the people who listened to them (I guess that'd be more for the general public, not people who really follow the band). Eh, just a thought.
    music_sceneon February 23, 2009   Link

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